Mystery Quilt (Week 5 Update)

Finally caught up on the MSQC mystery quilt for a cause during week 5, but after being away this weekend and next, I’m sure I’ll be behind again in no time.

Week 5:

Strips ready to be pieced

And waiting to be pressed.

Loving these colors.  Having second thought about the darker orange (not pictured here, see below), but am already committed at this point.  Nor do I have the patience to rip apart and repiece 24 9-patch blocks at the moment.

Here’s where we stand at the moment, anxiously waiting to see the final layout!  Oh the possibilities 🙂

Have a good week.



Mystery Quilt in Progress (Weeks 1 through 4)

I’m participating in the Missouri Star Quilt Company‘s Mystery Quilt for a Cause this year, which is a quilt-along fundraiser for

Picked out my fabrics Valentine’s Day weekend and finished all of my cutting the following weekend.  Then I went home to Illinois during Week 1 and have been behind ever since. Finally got caught up last week (Week 4).  Had hoped to post these as I went, but that didn’t happen.  Although, seeing them all together gives a nice overview of the piecing process. Enjoy!

Fabric Selection:

Initial cuts:

Week 1:


Weeks 2, 3, and 4 (ended up doing these all at the same time):


In other news, my apartment is beginning to look like an elementary school science project.

And here’s my low budget alternative to warming mats…it works, almost all of my pepper seeds have now germinated!

Excited to be gearing up for spring!