The sun was shining this morning, but it was still cold outside. There was frost on the ground, again, today. Yesterday, it began raining late in the afternoon, then turned into hail. So glad for my hot tub this time of year. It also keeps me inside stitching.
Yesterday, I put together several of the MQ V mystery quilt blocks. I have half of them complete and they are looking fine. I really like how the pattern turned out and Sandy's quilt is lovely. I may have to make a second quilt using different fabrics. This first quilt has a lot of 30's strips that I had from a guild exchange. I had thought about using it for a baby quilt, but now I'm not sure now, with black as the background.
Here are my first six blocks completed.
I was talking about the mystery quilt with an MQN guild friend. She indicated that our group should do a mystery quilt for next year and asked me to come up with an idea. So, I've been browsing through my quilt pattern books and may have come up with a pattern to use. It lends itself to the same type of piecing that this mystery quilt did and I have determined a way to make the blocks that will not likely give away the design. That's the secret to a successful mystery quilt, I believe. When you figure out the pattern ahead of time, it's no longer fun piecing the mystery steps. Wish me luck as I venture into putting together my own mystery quilt for my MQN region group.