“Happy Ending” Mystery Quilt Workshop

DSCN7814A little over a week ago, on May 14, brave Tarheel Quilters assembled for a Mystery Quilt Workshop. The introduction to the cutting instructions read as follows: Don’t you love it when a story has a happy ending? Be it a novel, a theater play, or a movie, there’s something satisfying about a plot that ties up all loose ends in a pleasant way for all the principal characters. Of course in every well-written story, there’s some conflict to resolve, some antagonism to overcome, some trials to persevere through, and some mystery to solve. So it will be with your quilt; persevere in solving mysterious clues to find that “All’s well that ends well!”

The quilters, with sewing machines in tow, arrived with cut fabric in re-closable bags labeled by clue number. I led them through three patchwork clues: Square in a Square units, Half Square Triangles, and Strip-Pieced Nine Patches. Seasoned mystery quilt makers were sure I had “the right answer,” THE way all units should fit together to make a baby or lap size quilt. To be sure, I did have my sample quilt on hand, but I urged them to play with the patchwork units before I revealed my solution.

The creative ladies developed some great designs!

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Our workshop certainly validated Shakespeare’s maxim that “All’s well that ends well!”


4 thoughts on ““Happy Ending” Mystery Quilt Workshop

  1. That sure looked fun! Wish I could have joined you! It is always fun to see what each person does with the colors they choose and the final design they pick.

  2. The workshop was so much fun! Well organized, and productive. I love seeing how everyone interpreted the fabric selection and all of the layouts.

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