Sunday, August 4, 2019

Kevin's Mystery

Back in late June, Kevin the Quilter announced that he was going to be hosting a new mystery project, his Simply Sensational Summer Scrap Quilt. He promised the sewing would be easy, with the clues being posted one month apart. It is all based on squares in your choice of size, and you only need to choose two colors to work with.

The first clue was posted at the end of June, and I resisted joining in for several weeks (too many other projects hanging around my sewing room.) Then one weekend near the end of July, I was putting away some pre-cut squares and realized that I had a plethora of 2" squares in blues--that was the beginning. I started by sewing my blues into pairs, which later become 4-patches--over 180 of them!

Blue 2-patches, sorted light/dark
Blue 4-patches in stacks of 10, plus extra squares at the right

My original plan was to use yellow as the second color, but I was also considering white/cream/beige as the alternate. When I asked my husband his opinion, he pointed to the logo on my Milwaukee Brewers sweatshirt and asked "How can you doubt that yellow is the right choice?"

I proceeded to pull out all the yellow 2" squares I could find, plus cut many more from strips and stash. Here is the collection of golden goodness.

130+ yellow 4-patches in stacks of 10
The next clue won't be posted until the end of this month, and it is very hard waiting to find out what we will be making with all of these parts. I will have to be patient, but it isn't easy!

It's not too late to join the fun, and it really is as easy as Kevin promised. You can find his intro post HERE, the first clue HERE and the second clue HERE.

I'm linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday, Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework, Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, Moving it Forward at Em's Scrapbag and Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt.

Happy quilting everyone!

Julie in GA


  1. I've resisted the Mystery, but your lovely blues paired with yellow just might push me over the edge, Julie!! I'll see how it goes with the next quilt on the frame. Maybe...

  2. Blues and yellows.... one of my favorite color combinations. Enjoy the mystery!

  3. I started mine last Friday! Fun to do and no-brainer work! Like your blue and yellow/gold! Pretty!

  4. Love that Brewers logo; even though the Cubbies got the best of us this weekend. I wish I could say I have a plethora of squares to start one.

  5. OK, I wasn't planning on any more mysteries until I finish On Ringo Lake AND Good Fortune...but this looks too easy to not try. Besides, I have SEW MANY precut scraps! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Wow! You breezed through all those 4-patchs! I'm only half way on the blue and haven't even made a dent on my yellow ones. It will interesting to see how similar/different our versions will be since we are using the same color scheme.

  7. Ooh, blues and yellows are so nice and summery together, like a sunny day at the beach! Have fun with your mystery adventure!

  8. The University of Michigan's colors are Maize and Blue. My hometown and university. I had kicked around the idea of doing this mystery but now I'm hooked! Thanks for the push!


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