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.
time for your final borders today!
Pin mark the ¼ , ½ and ¾ way points of both the 64 ½” long borders and the top and bottom of your quilt top. Pin together matching these points. Sew the borders on using a ¼” seam allowance.
tada!!! - sorry I didn't have time to photoshop and improve this pic for you but here is what your quilt should look like!
now all that is left to do is to layer, quilt and bind the quilt.... I am not going to take you through the quilting lessons - this is another whole technique for which there are many experts, many methods, may rights and wrongs and many of your will have your own favourite methods to use. However I will show you my quilted quilt - when its done and tell you what I did. I will also ask my sister Tracey Browning - an international award winning quilter (and the other half of Quizzles by Wysistas, and the designer of this quilt pattern) to give you a few hints and tips. And if you have been receiving the Quizzles e-book you may already have lots of hints and tips on quilting from there.
For now though, if you intend to quilt your own quilt - and do give it a go then at the very least you will need to have a walking foot for your sewing machine, so hop to the store and order it now.
Give me a few days to get the quilting done and meet me back here!
This is a beautiful quilt. I love the colours.
Posted by: Account Deleted | March 07, 2009 at 09:49 AM
I´m ready with this step. It was al lot of fun sewing this mystery. If you want to look at my mystery, you can see a picture here: http://www.patchwork-quilt-forum.de/wip-mystery-von-hugsn-kisses-t9575-s10.html
Thank you for charing this project with us. Hope I´ll be ready as soon as possible. Quilting ist not my number one ;-)
Posted by: Corinna / Germany | February 21, 2009 at 11:31 PM
Thank you Helen, I am very pleased with my quilt so far and your tips along the way have been great. Pleased to read that Matilda received her card, hopes she gets lots more. warm regards Julie
Posted by: Julie | February 16, 2009 at 01:37 PM
wow Helen your quilt look sgreat,I now have the final border on mine(pic on blog),and it is sandwiched ready to be quilted-hopefully I'll be able to start that tomorrow,thank you heaps again for this it has been enjoyable
Posted by: Vickie | February 15, 2009 at 08:03 PM
It's so exciting to be on the final border and I can't wait to quilt and bind it.Thankyou so much for an exciting journey
Posted by: Sue | February 15, 2009 at 01:06 PM
Oh my gosh I thought I was done! Please come and take a peek at what I thought was a finished quilt!! thank you for everything, it was such fun and I would do one with you again in a heartbeat!
Posted by: Jane | February 15, 2009 at 12:40 PM