New Years 2021 Mystery Quilt Retreat

Hello, Everyone!

Happy New Year! I hope you are all well and hopeful, as I, for a better 2021.

This weekend my local quilt shop, Windy Moon Quilts, is having a ZOOM class for a Mystery Quilt. A couple weeks ago when I received the email announcing this class this news was what finally got me excited about the holidays! I registered for the class and picked up my kit on New Years Eve.

The kit has 10 fat quarters, and three other fabrics that are 1/3, ½ and 1 yard cuts. The fabrics are below.

We “arrived” at class at 10am. Just before we began we were emailed 5 clues. These were cutting clues. We cut up our stack of 10 fat quarters and labeled all our stacks. We had a variety of rectangles, squares and half-square-triangles. The pattern was Accuquilt GO Cutter friendly; we had 490 pieces cut in 2 hours. Side note- the Accuquilt Go is a die cut system to help save time cutting fabric pieces for quilting. Windy Moon Quilts in Reno and Sparks carries this system.

When we finished cutting we took a break to eat lunch. Then we started sewing. We combined a 2” square with two HST segments. Then we combined that piece with a HST segment. The finished piece is 3 ½” square. We have a total of 40 squares; 4 each of ten patterns. They are pictured below.

I’m excited for day #2 of our Mystery Quilt Class tomorrow. Look for the next post tomorrow evening!