The Summer Mystery has now finished and the instructions have been removed. However I have left the tutorial here for you as there are a lot of good tips and tricks in the last 10 posts – just use the category to find all posts. You can now download the full pattern as a working Quizzle from here.
Sarah wrote after my last post
‘Can you show a picture of your finished quilt?
WELL, I was going to show you lots, I had taken full step by step photos of the quilting, trimming and binding process to put with this message BUT in my haste to get the post done I have somehow corrupted my memory card and cannot access any of the photos….arrrggggh I cant even get it to register so I can reformat it or show on my camera, so I think they are all gone.
I am not sure what I can do about it until I have to bind another quilt in the future – which probably wont be too far away… so for now I shall just give you the instructions and leave you to it…. if you have problems I will put a binding tutorial up next time I do some for you.
Press the long strip in half, with the wrong sides together. Align the raw edge of the binding to the raw edge of the quilt and sew with a ¼” seam, mitring the corners as you go. Trim the excess off the edges of the batting and backing to ½” from the seam line and turn the binding to the back.
To finish the quilt, slip stitch the binding to the back with a thread that matches the binding fabric.
Last, but most important, is to make a label for your quilt that includes your name, address, the date, the name of the quilt and any other relevant details. The best thing to use is a permanent pen to ensure the details don't wash away. Stitch this to your quilt so that future generations will know the creator!
luckily I did take the finished photos on another camera so here is my finished quilt. It is now in at the Quilted Crow if any locals want to see it up close and they have just received a shipment of the yummy Ava Rose fabrics I used!
Well we have come to the end of our Summer holiday (actually a week or so ago) and our mystery quilt. I do hope you have all enjoyed following along with me and maybe picked up one or two more hints to make your quilting life easier. I have had fun doing it with you and love seeing the progress and colour choices on your blogs.
see some here – well done Vickie, here – just love those colours Sue, here – Messy Karen wasn't so messy with this, it looks perfect to me, here – very fresh colours Heather, here – I love blue and white quilts Kirsi, here – very pretty KJ, here – nice muted colours and I am so glad you got a surprise from an angel!
hugs to you all on a job well done, anyone else, send in your pics… I will leave all of the instalments up for one more week then the actual instructions will come down and you will have to go here to download the patterns… but hey, if you’ve enjoyed this one have a play over there with some of the others, they are all designed in a similar fashion and you get to play with fabric choices first and there are heaps of step by step diagrams in all of the patterns so you will ALL be able to manage them..
These are awesome crafts.It provides inspiration to others for doing this type of creative work.It s well use of holidays.
Posted by: resorts | May 16, 2011 at 07:37 PM
Thank you so much for using tags! It helped me to find all the instructions, because I missed the project's beginning. Thank you for taking the time to post the mystery.
Posted by: Susan | February 23, 2009 at 03:47 PM
OMG Helen I love that pink quilt. That fabric is yummy for sure.
Posted by: RED GERANIUM COTTAGE | February 23, 2009 at 07:00 AM
Thanks so much for this mystery, Helen! I just added my borders today and posted a new photo on my blog. Can hardly wait to get it all quilted now. I must say, yours is absolutely gorgeous!
Posted by: Heather | February 22, 2009 at 11:14 AM
Helen, Stitched the final borders on today. The quilt looks great. Have posted a photo on my blog. Thank-you so much for a great mystery quilt. I have enjoyed making it very much. Hugs to you and your family.
Posted by: Noela | February 21, 2009 at 05:56 PM
Is there a place to go for all the pattern directions in one place?
Posted by: Diane | February 21, 2009 at 02:21 AM
Thanks so much for this Helen, borders to go on this weekend and then the dreaded QUILTING Eeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkk LOL
Posted by: sharon - nz | February 20, 2009 at 06:52 AM
Thank you (wink).
Ummmm I think I will do what I thought of and then will try stippling (EKKKKKKK) - never done before - EKKKKK
Posted by: Sarah | February 19, 2009 at 08:04 PM