2015 Spring Mystery – All Clues Available Here, View Mystery Quilt Photos



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

Photos – 2015 Spring Mystery.

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

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


Click HERE to Download 2015 Spring Mystery – All Clues in One Document (.pdf)

OR Download Each Clue Individually

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

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) Updated 3/2/2015

Click HERE to Download Clue #5 (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #6 – The Final Clue (.pdf) Updated 3/2/2015


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)

Scrappy Spring Tulips

Click HERE to Download Scrappy Spring Tulips free scrap quilt pattern (.pdf)

Available in two sizes – Lap/Twin 69″ by 69″ and Full 87″ by 87″.

The tulip blocks are 16″ finished.

I made the quilt on the left to be used in a benefit for a family in need.  I made the quilt on the right for my friend, Marie’s, mother.

Click Here if you would like to use this quilt as a MYSTERY QUILT

To see photos of other quilts made with this pattern please click the link below.


Given to CharityMade for my good friend Marie's mother

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.


Melissa’s 30 Year Old Baby Quilt

Coco’s Baby Quilt

Melissa’s New/Old Quilt

Hearts and Butterflies for Valentines’s Day

Click HERE to Download Hearts and Butterflies Free Quilt Pattern (.pdf)

The block is 24″.  The pieced border adds another 6 inches (3 inches on each side).

One Block – Doll Quilt or Small Baby Quilt – 30″ by 30″

Two Blocks – Table Runner – 30″ by 54″

Six Blocks – Comfort Quilt – 54″ by 78″

Charmed Dutch Nine Patch Quilt

Available in Three Sizes

Lap/Baby Quilt – 41″ by 41″,  Twin – 68″ by 95″,  Full/Queen – 95″ by 95″

Scrappy and Non-Scrappy Options.  Great for Charm Packs

This quilt was donated to a cancer fund raiser.

It is backed in fleece and is very warm and cuddly.

Click HERE to Download Charmed Dutch Nine Patch free quilt pattern (.pdf)

Hugs and Kisses for Baby

Available in 1 size – Baby Quilt – 52″ by 52″

Celebrating the one year anniversary of my blog with a quilt for my granddaughter due next March.

Made with Hawaiian fabrics.

The Kisses are in cool colors and the Hugs are in warm colors.

Great pattern for Fat Quarters, Fat Eights and/or 5″ Charm Packs.

Click here to download Hugs and Kisses for Baby free quilt pattern (.pdf file)