QUILTING BOOKS & WORKING ON THE MYSTERY QUILT

QUILTING BOOKS & WORKING ON THE MYSTERY QUILT

Another week has come and gone – time flies even when things are not so fun. Several of you have asked me how I am doing and what I am currently working on?? What I am working on is simply sitting and enjoying the quilting books in my personal library & working on the mystery quilt.

I am behind on the mystery quilt (as in weeks behind). I had all the fabrics gathered in one place. However, my concentration was terrible, and I am still correcting the mistake I made in week 2. Yep, those pesky little neutral and yellow corners got put on the wrong side of the “geese”. Instead of half of them one way, and then half the other – I made them all the same way.

QUILTING BOOKS & WORKING ON THE MYSTERY QUILT

Um… at least I only have to fix half of them, right?

As for how I am personally – each day seems to be a new difficulty, but God is always good. I am reminded every day of His love for me. So many small and big things: Money given, food cooked and brought over, phone calls, cards, prayers, and lots of hugs from people in my life. There is nothing easy about this.

Mystery quilt progress

I figured out that I can make the same size block as the directions call for by using my 3″ squares (making HST) and sewing 2 together. Another way to use what I have on hand and not buy more fabric.

To correct the corners, I simply take out the seam down the center and move the HST. I have been using the seam ripper in the evenings and taking out that seam.

Mystery quilt pieces from week 2 now in correct order.

At least the below half are correct. They are ironed and ready to be trimmed up and put into the next step.

The halves that are correct.

Quilting books

Having a personal library of quilt books is nice. I am constantly looking for quilt books that have patterns or techniques in them that will help me. This also means that I try to go through these books and pull out the ones I no longer need.

These get traded, given away, or sold (ebay or etsy). There is no space for piles of quilting books. And once I find ones that interest me more, the other ones need a new home.

These four (below) I traded for with another quilter recently and am enjoying them. Maybe they are something you would be interested in too so thought I would share them.

QUILTING BOOKS & WORKING ON THE MYSTERY QUILT
Liberty Quilts
Quilted Home

QUILTING BOOKS & WORKING ON THE MYSTERY QUILT

Have a wonderful week working on your current quilt project.

Take some time to look through books or magazines and get some new ideas.

And in the meantime, I am going to continue to enjoy my quilting books & working on the mystery quilt.

Make today amazing.

PLEASE NOTE: 
ALL PHOTOS AND WRITTEN CONTENT ARE MY OWN UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

6 thoughts on “QUILTING BOOKS & WORKING ON THE MYSTERY QUILT

  1. Write more about quilts and quilting. You obviously know what you’re talking about. Lots of great ideas here. I have been reading through past posts and I am amazed at all the ideas you offer for simple and beautiful quilts. As a true beginner quilter (I have made 5 baby quilts) I am so inspired by this blog.

    1. It always encourages me when others find this blog useful. Completing quilts of any size is to be complemented. Keep it up. Happy quilting.

  2. Greetings from Scotland. This is a great blog! I recently found it and have been reading all the posts from the very first. You have such fun making quilts and sharing them with the readers. Thank you so much. Subscribed to the feed so I don’t miss any posts.

    1. Hello Katie, Glad you are enjoying the posts. Quilting is so much fun and I am happy to share my projects. Happy Quilting.

  3. I am always amazed that you take a bad or hard situation and make good of it. Truly you are a wonderful encouragement to me. I love your quilts, but your attitude is truly inspiring. Thanks so much.

    1. Thank you for the kind comment. I really do strive to be an encouragement to those around me. Happy quilting.

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