Feb 26 2016
I recently joined up with another mystery quilt: Murder Mystery Quilt. I had so much fun with Midnight Mystery Quilt (finish post coming soon!) that I was game to try another one. This one is super cool and totally up my alley. Not only are you doing a mystery quilt, but you’re also solving a murder mystery! With each month you get both a chapter of the story and a new quilt block to make and the blocks have clues to the mystery in them. You can submit your guess for who did it and get entered into a drawing at the end.
Much like the previous mystery quilt, each month comes with new skills to try. I learned so much doing the Midnight Mystery Quilt that I’m excited to learn more.
We were given a list of colors to make and told it could be scrappy so I went and pulled from my stash. It’s nice to actually use up some of my stash! This one was a lot of fat quarters so I got to use quite a few and actually only a couple of colors will actually be scrappy style. I’d probably go with my own color scheme normally, but since the blocks are part of the mystery solving I decided to pick colors relatively close to what was suggested.
Here’s the block for January.
And here’s the block for February. For this one I got to try appliqué for the first time. I went with the satin stitch border rather than raw edge which I’ve done before. Mystery quilts are for trying new things! Rather than just normal thread, I used some matching embroidery thread for the appliqué satin stitch. I don’t seem to do much embroidery these days so it was nice to have an excuse to use some of the tons of embroidery thread I have.
I’m pretty happy with how both turned out and the story so far is really quite cute. Can’t wait to see where this goes!