Announcing a 2016 Liberated Piecing Mystery on Saturday, July 16, 2016


This is a Liberated Piecing Mystery Quilt created by a Liberated Piecing Designer who is graciously sharing a quilt pattern with us.

The identity of the Mystery Designer will be revealed on Sunday, July 17, 2016.

This mystery quilt is easy for beginners and can be enjoyed by more advanced quilters.

To get you into a Liberated Piecing mood there will be some liberated  pre-mystery sewing to do.

Cutting Directions for other parts of the quilt will be posted in a couple of weeks.

The quilt comes in two sizes.  If you create the Liberated Panels in advance you should be able to complete the smaller sized quilt top in one day.

I will be happy to post photos of Liberated Panels that are emailed to me.  I am sure the other mystery quilters will enjoy seeing them.

Baby/Lap quilt:   48″ by 60″

Comfort/Twin:     60″ by 84″


If you have any questions please email me at

or leave a comment

Thanks,  Cindy

Adding a Granddaughter’s Drawing to a Pillow – Another Inspiration for a 2016 Project

All thoughts, ideas, comments are welcome.

Has anyone had any experience transferring a drawing to fabric?

Here is a picture of me drawn by my 5 year old darling granddaughter Allegra.

Text on the drawing.. All sounded out and written by a 5 year old.. no help from a grownup.

Allegra For You Gramu Cibi (Grandma Cindy)

The pitshr (picture) is you standin (standing).



2016 – A Year of New Inspirations for Me

 During 2016 I will be trying out different ideas from other quilters just to feed my own creativity and get new ideas.

I will also be doing my own quilt patterns and mystery quilt patterns during the year.  I usually do a mystery quilt in February and October.

This year I will be doing a mystery in April and October due to other commitments.

My first inspirations for the year come from Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston.

I purchased their book

“Freddy and Gwen Collaborate Again:  Freewheeling Twists on Traditional Quilt Designs”

and fell in love with their ideas.

Especially the idea of LIBERATED QUILTING.

Gwen has written several other books on LIBERATED QUILTING ideas.

Here are my first ventures.

A Liberated Strips Halloween Quilt for Jake. (Fabric gifted to me by Clothworks.)  Based on a quilt done for Freddy’s husband.



A Liberated Frog House Quilt for David.



A Liberated Log Cabin Elephants quilt for Hannah.


2015 Fall Mystery – All Clues Available HERE and VIEW Mystery Quilt Photos

Fall Leaves by Pam Link

To See Photos – Click on Tab at the top of the blog that says

Photos – 2015 Fall Mystery

Please email me photos of your mystery quilt top and I will post it also.

I like to respect everyone’s privacy so I will post your photos with your first name and your location which can be city or state or country.

Thanks to all of you who participated.  This includes those who sewed as well as those who enjoyed viewing the photos.  Cindy


You can download all clues combined into one document.

 Click HERE to Download All Clues in One Document


OR You can download each clue individually:

Click HERE to Download Fabric Requirements and Cutting Directions

Click HERE to Download Pre-Mystery Sewing Task

Click HERE to Download Clue #1

Click HERE to Download Clue #2

Click HERE to Download Clue #3

Click HERE to Download Clue #4

Click HERE to Download Clue #5

Click HERE to Download Clue #6

If you have any questions please email me at

Sharing Quilt Photos Sent to Me by You Quilters Who Have Used My Patterns

I have been remiss in posting photos that several of you have shared with me.  I deeply apologize for this.  If you are interested in downloading the pattern for any of these quilts you can CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN.

Here they are for all to enjoy.

Here is a wonderful wedding quilt from Fred.  He made a KING SIZE wedding quilt for some newlywed friends.  They chose the fabric.  He used my Plaid for Dad pattern.  What a fabulous undertaking.  The newlyweds are loving their wedding quilt.


Caroline in Spanaway, WA made this gorgeous Two Color Mystery.  She is truly a recycler.  The quilt was made from light weight drapery fabric found at a local thrift store.

Caroline in Spanaway, WA

Here is a Two Color Mystery Quilt from Terri.  The red and yellow look great together.


Joyce S. just responded to me.  I am so happy she got back to me.  Here is her response.

Thanks Joyce.

This is my quilt, a baby size I made for a local charity and donated through my quilt guild. It is backed with fleece and quilted on my home sewing machine.

Unknown Quilter

Pat C. from Walla Walla, WA made this beautiful sea colored 2015 Spring Mystery from some beautiful batik fabrics.  Thanks for sharing.

Pat C Walla Walla

Terry N. made a very beautiful and sweet Scrappy Heart Quilt.

Terry Niedling Heart Quilt

Gerry from Burgundy, France sent in her Delectable Stars.  I love that quilting is so international.  Thanks Gerry.

Gerry from Burgundy France

I love the quilt.

Pat C. from Walla Walla made a top from my Delectable Stars.  The gray background works great with the scrappy brights.

Pat C from Walla Walla

Ina C. made a beautiful Scrappy Four Patch Heart Quilt.  All those cheerful hearts definitely put a smile on my face.

Ina C

2011 Jelly Roll Mystery Quilt

From Diane, Cherese, Margaret and Laurie some stunning quilts in luscious colors.  It is great to see the quilt in both dark and light backgrounds.

Diane Cherese Margaret Laurie

The second photo is from Pat V. who is from the Seattle area.  We are both friends and members of the same quilt guild.. The  Busy Bee Quilters of Snohomish, WA..  I love how the jelly roll colors play against the gray background.

Pat Vetterlein

This is a quilt I made recently for Clothworks to take to Quilt Market.  It is made from their Rosehill line of fabrics.  The quilt pattern is called Shabby Shades by (Bee) in My Bonnet and designed by Lori Holt.

This is not a free pattern.  You can purchase it on ETSY using the following link.

Shabby Shades by Lori Holt (Etsy Shop Link)


Photos from Missouri. The Lees Summit Quilt Guild share photos of 22 mystery quilt tops.

The wonderful quilters from Lees Summit Missouri Quilt Guild used my 2010 Flowers in My Windows Mystery to create some beautiful quilts.  I love the variety and the workmanship.  22 of the quilters in the guild participated.  They all came together on August 11 to share their finished tops.

I am so delighted to share their work with the rest of you.

Thank you all.

Here is a link to the pattern for those who would like to download a free copy:

Flowers in My Windows Mystery Quilt – Click on this line to access the pattern.

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My Best Reward EVER for Cleaning Up My Sewing Room

I just had to share this.

In 2009 I did a 5 inch charm swap with some of my online friends.

Not only did we exchange charms but each of us sent a wish to the others receiving our charms.

I had totally forgotten about this and was blown away when I found these charms and the wishes.

The charms are from

Barb in Georgia –  “I wish you many pony rides.”

Cathy in Georgia, “My wish for you is that you always find a way to get to where you want to go.”

Tami in North Carolina, “I wish that you have many chances to chase lightening bugs.”

Jeannette in New Jersey, “May you never find a nut you cannot crack.  meaning:  May you find a solution to all your problems.”

Mary Lou in Ohio, “A hug a day keeps the blues away.”

BJ in Arizona,  “My wish for you is that you receive kisses from someone who loves you each and every day of your life.”

Cindy in Seattle  “My wish is that you do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”  John Wesley.   (A remembrance for my SIL Jan who died of leukemia at 50.  She loved penguins.)

Unknown.  “I wish that all the puzzle pieces of your life fit together perfectly”

I was able to click on the photos on my computer to see a larger image.  I hope that works for you too.  If it doesn’t I am sorry but I don’t know how to fix it.

Cindy (who is sharing all my wonderful wishes with the rest of you.)