Monday, July 25, 2016

Design Wall Monday 7/25/16

Alycia in Colorado is one of the biggest supporters of Quilts of Valor that I have found. Every Wednesday on her Alycia Quilts blog, she shares photos of a new group of QOVs. She has become a constant source of inspiration for me.

Last year Alycia started designing quilts for the Mystery Quilts 4 Military group on Yahoo. The most recent mystery began in early June, and I decided to quilt along with Alycia and others. I have done a couple of her previous mysteries, and they are very manageable. A new clue is posted every Friday, and each clue takes approximately an hour to complete.

Unfortunately, I made a mistake with one of my fabrics for this project and ended up short of background fabric. I think I realized that on Clue #3. Last week we received Clue #6, and I could finally see enough of the overall design to decide how to substitute another fabric for some of the background. I got half of the star blocks made. There are also chain blocks that alternate with these.

I am sharing with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt, and Moving It Forward at Em's Scrapbag.

Julie in GA


  1. That's a good scrappy substitution, Julie. I like smaller-than-HST triangles in the corners.

  2. Good solution. That is one difficulty of a mystery quilt, knowing how to mix fabrics of the same color. I usually get behind (not on purpose) and that allows me to see the end and make fixes.

  3. Glad you found a solution. I like scrappy backgrounds so I think you have the perfect solution.

  4. Those mystery quilt alongs are fun!! Enjoy

  5. You are so right about Alycia -- she's so talented and takes such great photographs.

  6. It's going to be a beautiful QOV. Glad you were able to figure out how to salvage the project when you ran out of fabric.


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