2015 Spring Mystery – All Day Sunday March 1

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 You are invited to join in.   As I have done in the past, the first clue will be posted very late Saturday evening (Feb. 28) (Eastern Time).    Even though I live in Seattle,  I am heading east to visit my new grandson who is due the end of February.  No,  they have not shared the name yet.

I have been having a fabulous time with this quilt.  I am finding that it is highly addictive. 

I have already made 5 tops and have plans for several more.

I am also planning on busting a lot of stash using this pattern this year.

If any of you are interested in making bed sized quilts let me know and I will add this to the pattern when the mystery is over.

Fabric Choices:

Scrappy and NOT Scrappy

This quilt is appropriate for all skill levels.

Quilt Sizes:

Option 1:

There are 2 sizes -Baby or Lap Quilt  (56″ by 56″),  Comfort Quilt (56″ by 68″)

This quilt has a 6″ inner border.

Option 2:

There are 2 sizes – Charity Baby Quilt (no need to piece the backing)  (40″ by 46″),

Comfort Quilt (50″ by 62″)

This quilt has a 3″ inner border.

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1.  The fabric on the left is a fabric line from Clothworks.

I used the hydrangea fabric at the bottom for my 6″ inner border and I love how it looks.  I used a white fabric with a light blue print for the background.

2.  The top right fabric is from a collection of florals and I used a green fabric for the background and inner and outer borders.

3.  Bottom right.  My fabric for the baby charity quilt.   Only two fabrics.  The blue is for the background and all borders.  The turtle fabric is the block foreground fabric.

Downloads

Please feel free to email me photos of your fabric suggestions if you have questions.

Click Here to Download Fabric Requirements and Cutting Directions for the 2015 Spring Mystery (.PDF)

 

2014 Two Color Mystery – English Version – Download All Clues Here

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October 18, 2014

All the Documents and Clues in One Spot

Click HERE to Download the Fabric Requirements  (.pdf)

Cutting and Pre-Mystery Sewing Directions-(.pdf) (updated version)

Click HERE to Download Clue #1 (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #2 (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #3 (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #4 (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #5 Baby/Lap Quilt (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #5 Twin and Full Quilts (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #6 BabyLap (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #6 Twin (.pdf)

Click Here to Download Clue #6 FullQueen (.pdf)

 Quilt Photo Info

If you have photos of your mystery quilt please email them to me.   I can hardly wait to see them. 

 I will continue adding photos as I receive them.

Please let me know where you live.  In the interests of privacy I would like to put a label on each quilt photo with your first name and your home.  eg.  Cindy C. from Seattle, WA,  or Linda from Oregon.  Whatever you are comfortable sharing.

Any questions?  Please email me at carterquilter@gmail.com

Cindy

2014 Zwei Farben Mystery Quilt – German Version – Download All Clues Here

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October 18, 2014

Vielen Dank Beate Schlack.

Es ist schön eine internationale Beziehung zu pflegen und quiltige Ideen mitteilen zu können.

Click the (.PDF) document below to download it.

Materialbedarf (.PDF)

Zuschneiden (.PDF)

 

Click HERE to Download Teil #1_Deutsch (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Teil #2_Deutsch (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Teil #3_Deutsch (.pdf)

Click Here to Download Teil #4_Deutsch (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Tiel #5_BabyLap_Deutsch (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Tiel #5 TwinFull_Deutsch (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Teil #6 BabyLap_Deutsch (.pdf)

Click Here to Download Teil #6_Twin_Deutsch (.pdf)

Click Here to Download Teil #6_FullQueen_Deutsch (.pdf)

Quilt Photo Info

If you have photos of your mystery quilt please email them to me.   I can hardly wait to see them. 

 I will continue adding photos as I receive them.

Please let me know where you live.  In the interests of privacy I would like to put a label on each quilt photo with your first name and your home.  eg.  Ingrid from Oslo,  or Marta from Berlin.  Whatever you are comfortable sharing.

 

Bei Fragen schicken Sie mri einfach eine email an carterquilter@gmail.com

Cindy

Scrappy Four Patch Heart Quilt – Happy Valentine’s Day 2014

In celebration of Valentine’s Day 2014 – Available in 5 sizes:

This is a repost of a pattern from 2011.

Pictured is the baby quilt size.

Click HERE to Download Free Scrappy Four Patch Heart Quilt Pattern (.pdf)

Doll Quilt – 22” by 22” (56cm by 56cm)

Baby Quilt – 49” by 49” (125cm by 125cm)

Comfort Quilt – 76” by 76” (193cm by 193cm)

Twin Quilt – 76” by 89.5” (193cm by 228cm)

Full/Queen Quilt – 89.5” by 89.5” (228cm by 228cm)

Individual Heart Block – 5” unfinished, 4.5” finished

Scrappy Four Patch Heart Block – 9.5” unfinished, 9” finished

Made for my Granddaughter’s Third Birthday – February 24

This one  is a twin size for her big girl bed.  The backing is made of red Minkie and is very snuggly.  I  made the background from scrappy lights.

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Jelly Roll Posies for Baby

59” by 59” (152 cm by 152 cm)

Made for Gracie.

 Instead of making lots of tiny, setting triangles I use squares.  Then I do the quilting.  When the quilting is done I trim the squares into triangles and then do the binding.

Click HERE to Download Jelly Roll Posies for Baby Free Quilt Pattern (.pdf)


Updating a 30 Year Old Baby Quilt

Coco’s Baby Quilt – 50″ by 58″

Click HERE to download free baby quilt pattern (.pdf)

My friend, Melissa Erickson, had a treasured 30 year old baby quilt.  She took it with her to college and to Europe when she went to play professional basketball abroad.  Melissa’s quilt was made for her by her godmother.

She was recently asked to be baby Coco’s godmother and decided to pass her baby quilt to her new godchild.  She called me and asked if I would update her baby quilt for Coco.  Coco is the daughter of one of her dear friends.

Melissa’s quilt was made from squares of a synthetic fabric, probably polyester.  The white squares were made of brushed nylon and these were the only parts that were too worn to be used in the new quilt.   The quilt was in amazing condition considering all the love it had received over 30 years.

I took Melissa’s quilt apart.  When I sewed it back together I added some squares of Hawaiian fabrics to the pastel colored squares from the original quilt.  When I made the border I alternated squares of flannel backed satin (available at Joann’s) with squares of Hawaiian fabrics.  I used a cuddle fabric (similar to Minkie) for the quilt back.  The original quilt had been sewn together with a cotton/poly blend thread that lasted in perfect condition.  I may rethink using cotton thread in future quilts.  Of course I have thousands of yards of cotton thread which I will use up first.

I hope the new quilt will last another 30 years.

I knew Melissa would miss her baby quilt.  I took the backing for her quilt, added the same backing I had used on Coco’s quilt and a Hawaiian fabric binding so she could have at least part of her original quilt back to love.

In 2008 I made another quilt for Melissa.  You can check out the pattern here.

https://carterquilter.wordpress.com/category/star-quilts/melissa-erickson-quilt/

Melissa’s 30 Year Old Baby Quilt

Coco’s Baby Quilt

Melissa’s New/Old Quilt