Quiltmakers New Years Mystery Quilt Starts Jan. 1

Happy New Year!

And welcome to

Quiltmaker’s New Year’s Mystery Quilt

If you haven’t already, please see our introductory post with yardage and color ideas. We’ve named this quilt Auld Lang Stitches (clever title courtesy of Creative Editor Paula Stoddard).

Today we begin with Part 1. We’ve sprinkled the cutting into several of the early steps, to make the whole process more fun. For a printable PDF of Part 1, click here.

Cutting:

White Tone-on-Tone
144 squares (A) 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″
Blue Tone-on-Tone
144 squares (A) 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″
96 squares (B) 2″ x 2″

Sewing:

• Refer to the “Triangle-Squares” technique.* Pair the white A’s and blue A’s to make 288 unit 1’s. Be sure each unit 1 measures 2″ x 2″.

Unit1 Quiltmakers New Years Mystery Quilt: Part 1

• Sew a blue B to a unit 1 as shown to make a unit 2. Make 96 unit 2’s. Be sure each unit 2 measures 2″ x 3 1/2″.

 

Unit2 Quiltmakers New Years Mystery Quilt: Part 1

• Set the remaining unit 1’s aside.

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*Triangle-Squares Technique

 Quiltmakers New Years Mystery Quilt: Part 1

With the right sides together and the lighter fabric on top, pair one square of each color that makes the unit. On the lighter patch, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner. Stitch 1/4″ out from both sides of the line. Cut apart on the marked line. With the darker fabric up, open out the top patch and press the unit. A pair of squares will yield 2 units.

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I really hope you’ll have a good time making Auld Lang Stitches! I’m making a scrappy version using red-violets and yellow-greens, plus black prints in place of the white.

dianesmysteryfabrics Quiltmakers New Years Mystery Quilt: Part 1

These are the fabrics I’ll be using for my version of Auld Lang Stitches.

You’re invited to post photos of your progress on our Facebook page, or email them to us using editor@quiltmaker.com. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

 

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