Please read all of this before you start.
- These instructions are going to be on the blog for any one, any time you want to do this pattern.
- It is a very simple pattern. It may have been done or something very similar to it before.
- It isn’t truly a “mystery” because there’s one block . . made a bunch of times. I would show you the entire quilt layout now but then you’ll know more about what you’re doing and I want you to use your stash without fear of matching or what goes.
- There’s more in this post that you might want to read if you haven’t already done so.
- I’m not totally sure what the time frame will be but this is so quick to make and you won’t be pushed too much. Check back every day if you can. I’m not taking the “clues” down so you’re not going to miss anything but if you want to keep up with the group, visit the blog as often as you can.
In order to keep you on track, there is a prize. At the end, there will be a drawing from all who have shared pictures of a finished top, made exactly according to the instructions. What’s the prize? Every time I post a picture in which my little pair of Gingher Glory scissors are shown, someone comments on them. The prize at the end of this project, for one person who has a completed top on time, will be a pair of Gingher 8″ dressmaker shears, in the Glory pattern.
I’m not taking names or asking for pictures. You’re welcome to show pictures on your blog and add that link in a comment. I probably will not put up a link box until the finished top is shown.
Here’s what you need to do to get started:
Pull 15 – 20 light fabrics. The more fabrics you choose, the easier it will be to put your top together without having the same fabrics too close to each other. Don’t worry about what matches . . pull lights!
Cut 16 – 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ rectangles and label these as (A).
From each of 12 different lights, cut the following. Keep these together according to each fabric. These will be your light sets. (You will have 12 “sets”. Each set will have the following pieces.)
1 – 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ rectangle (B)
2 – 2″ x 7″ rectangle (C)
1 – 2″ x 8-1/2″ rectangle (D)
NOTE: In the two photos below, all of my fabric is not shown. I’ve already made some of my blocks.
Pull 15 – 20 dark fabrics. Same thing as with the lights — the more you choose, the easier it will be to put your top together. These will be your dark sets.
Cut 12 – 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ rectangles and label these as (E).
From each of 16 different darks, cut the following. Keep these together according to color.
1 – 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ rectangle (F)
2 – 2″ x 7″ rectangle (G)
1 – 2″ x 8-1/2″ rectangle (H)
If it takes you more than 5 minutes to choose and pull your fabrics, you’re taking too long.
Remember — if you don’t like this top, send it to me, I’ll quilt it and donate it to charity.