Friday, May 26, 2017

Gathering Mystery {Weeks 5, 6, & 7}

While it's already time for the Week 10 directions to come out, I'm still a few weeks behind, but have made a dent in my backlog! Over the last week, I've been able to make a lot of progress on making these units and could potentially get caught up this weekend!

For Week 5, our assignment was to make "half snowball units" -- blocks with stitch and flip corners on corners opposite from one another. We made large and small half snowball units. Stitch and flip corners aren't my favorite type of unit but sometimes they are a necessary evil in a pattern! I saved the corner cut-offs from the large units, but not the small units.

I was a little bit worried about the contrast between my corner fabric and center fabric for my larger units, but the blocks turned out well given the prints are so different. For the Queen sized quilt, I had to make 64 of each unit.

For Week 6, we made "house units" which is essentially a half square-in-a-square unit and made 80 units. More stitching and flipping on these units, and I also saved the corner cut-offs from these units as well.

Week 7 was our first week of building bigger blocks -- hooray! We used our two sets of flying geese units from Week 3 and attached them to our house units from Week 6 and to our square in a square units from Week 4. All of these units had precise matching of points, but they actually ended up going together quite well! There are 64 of the units with the green and 80 of the units with the blue!

Here are my two different Week 7 units:

Week 8 and Week 9 are taking the units we've been making in Weeks 2-7 and combining them to make larger block sections. Hopefully these will continue to go together quickly and I'll get all the way caught up before the final week of the quilt along!

Sharing at Finished or not Friday!


  1. I am still amazed at how many blocks and units you are making for this quilt. I look forward to seeing how it continues to come together!

  2. I agree with Yvonne - I am looking forward to how all these block pieces go together for the finished quilt top. It is fun to see what's next. ~smile~

  3. Looking forward to seeing how these go together. That's the fun and not fun part of a mystery quilt. If you get the fabrics right it's fun, if you don't, not so much.


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