Monday, January 7, 2019

Mystery Quilt: Good Fortune

Time to share my Good Fortune Mystery Quilt progress. Clue number: the reveal! That's right, no more clues.
The bin was overflowing with bits from the last clue.
There was a sneaky clue number seven. It was joining some of the smaller units into larger units. Nothing fancy, but it was nice to do some intermediate piecing.
First part of the reveal was the primary block. Other than piecing one of these incorrectly (I'm sure that block appears in this post) this was a very straightforward clue. Those parallelogram units really shine here.
The alternate blocks used up those fun string-pieced units. (See the oops?)
I pieced and pieced.
Until I had all the blocks done. I had a couple extra, but that isn't unusual since I always make a couple extra units.
I webbed the blocks together to keep everything straight. I changed the first border to use up some of the extra 4-patch units I made. If you want to learn about webbing a quilt block, or a quilt top, Bonnie has a post that might shed some light on the technique.
Even though I made the bonus triangles (I didn't use the bonus triangle method, but I made the units) I decided I didn't want to piece another border.
I laid out the outer border and didn't like how close it was to the center of the quilt. I decided it needed a background color border to break it up a bit. I had some backing fabric left over from another quilt that I thought would work.
Some minor piecing and I had that background fabric border. I flipped the outer border to act as a frame around the inner border. It looks like a light gray solid, but it is really a light gray on white print.
My first finished quilt top of the year. This one will be set aside until I can get a backing for it. All together an excellent pattern and I'm glad I decided to join in Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt Good Fortune.

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):
Creative Grids 6.5" x 24.5" Rectangle
Fiskars Rotary Cutter
Fiskars Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat
BLACK+DECKER Classic Steam Iron
Grabbit Magnetic Pin Cushion
Fiskars 8-inch scissors
Juki TL-2010Q
6.5" Easy Angle Ruler
4.5" Easy Angle Ruler
Companion Angle Ruler
Creative Grids 6.5" Square Ruler
Cheryl Ann's Quilting Design Wall - 72" White

Linking up with Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Monday Link Up. Totally go see what other people are making on the Quiltville Blog!


  1. Your quilt top is just absolutely gorgeous! You have such a great knack for picking color schemes for these mystery quilts!

  2. Way to go! It is absolutely lovely and such a happy quilt!


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