Tuesday, December 29, 2020

A New Experience for 2021

 The new year is just about here and I have been working making plans for what I want to do in 2021.  There is one thing I have always been intrigued with after a friend was telling me about a Quilt Along she was doing.  Each month she read a chapter for a book and made a quilt block...Both were a mystery of course!

So I am all signed up for A Pattern for Murder - one of Annie's Mystery Quilt Stitch Alongs!

I think the first chapter comes out in January but we were sent the material requirements.  This being my first quilt along like this I am not sure what to expect.  I guess that is part of the fun.

The background colors are going to be red, dark blue and light blue.  I (of course) am hoping to make my blocks all scrappy.  I will know more once I start seeing the block patterns.  I may have to switch over to a large cut from my stash.  But I do know there will be standard piecing, paper piecing and applique.  Lots of techniques to challenge me.

The finished quilt is 60 x 70.  I plan on sharing my blocks as I go!

Annie's has two Stitch Alongs for 2021.  If you want to read more about them, you can do so here.

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Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

it will be interesting to see your quilt in the end!

Mystic Quilter said...

Gosh this sounds different! I look forward to your block posts.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That sounds very intriguing and fun! I'll enjoy seeing how your quilt unfolds.

Bernie Kringel said...

What a creative way to combine reading and quilting. Your initial thoughts on the fabric colors is wonderful- look forward to seeing your first month's progress.

Preeti said...

None of those things will be a challenge for you. You will eat them up for breakfast, I am sure, and then ask - What's next? I will be following along for joy and inspiration. Happy New Year 2021!!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Mystery quilts can be SEW much fun!! I hope you enjoy the process, Cynthia.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Interesting, indeed! I'll enjoy seeing what you mysteriously stitch up!

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