Walk in the Park Mystery Quilt, Part 1

We are so happy to announce another fabulous 4-part Mystery pattern by Debbie Caffrey. Debbie has been a long-time friend of Quiltmaker, and we’re so glad to have her back!

Debbie Caffrey

Part 1 of Walk in the Park Mystery appears in our March/April 2015 issue.

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Quiltmaker March/April ’15

Walk in the Park Mystery uses four fabrics. The most important thing is that there is good contrast between the fabrics. I know that picking fabrics for a mystery quilt can be tricky, and downright nerve-wracking, but we’ve limited the number of fabrics in this pattern to four, and that makes the fabric decisions a little easier.

We’ve also put together three fabulous kits that you will love, love, love!

Blue Lagoon features Ashton Road by Valorie Wells and Kona Cotton Solids from Robert Kaufman.

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Blue Lagoon colorway

 

Holiday Magic features Mistletoe Lane by Moda Fabrics.

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Holiday Magic colorway

 

Gemstones features Artisan Spirit Good Vibrations Mysteria and Toscana by Northcott.

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Gemstones colorway

Aren’t they all just yummy? All three of these kits are available on our shop site.

Part 1, in the March/April ’15 issue, gives instructions for sections 1–3. We’ll show you how the sections are put together here, but please refer to the issue for patch sizes and the number of sections to make.

Section 1 consists of joining 2 B triangles to an A square. It’s easiest to press the seam allowances toward the B’s. As always, be gentle when sewing and pressing triangles.

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Section 1

 

Section 2 consists of sewing 6 patches together. Notice that the section is first sewn into rows, and that the seam allowances are pressed toward the triangles. If you press your seams like this, they will nest nicely when you sew the rows together. Be very gentle when handling the triangles and check to make sure your patches are coming out to the right size. Adjust your seam allowance if necessary. The center C patch should be 2″ when sewn into a section 2. This section should measure 3-3/8″ across when it is sewn together.

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Section 2

Section 3 is exactly like section 2, but it uses different fabrics. Section 3 should also measure 3-3/8″ across when it is sewn together.

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Section 3

 

When they’re in the finished quilt, the photos below are what the sections will look like. These photos below do not show the seam allowances; your sections at this point will have seam allowances.

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Part 1, Sections 1-3, Blue Lagoon fabrics

Mystery2Units Walk in the Park Mystery Quilt, Part 1

Part 1, Sections 1-3, Holiday Magic fabrics

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Part 1, Sections 1-3, Gemstones fabrics

Again, please note that sections 2 and 3 should measure 3-3/8″ across, including seam allowances.

Here’s a video showing Part 1 of Walk in the Park Mystery.

We’d love to have you quilt along with us on this mystery journey! Follow along here on our blog, or follow along on our YouTube channel. Gather your quilty friends and have a mystery party!

The mystery begins with Quiltmaker March/April ’15. Find the kits on our shop site.

 

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