Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday Snippet - A Mystery of Wonky!

Take a Mystery Quilt and a WONKY Paint Chip 
and what do you have?
Two great quilt challenges!!!

First up...The Plaza Quilter's Mystery Quilt Challenge
 Red Rooster Quilts and Quilt Beginnings  both donated 
$50 gift cards for the finale
 so a HUGE thank you to these shops 
for the continued support!

Lady P.I. Looking for Clues clipart

The Mystery Quilt clues began in February and
every other month the participants received a "clue".
Along with the clue showing them 
how to make a  "unit"of the quilt top,  
I provided a demo showing the pieces they would
be cutting and how to sew them into the units.  
As clues were completed, participants were entered into drawing
for tools that would help the quilter make the blocks!
I wanted this to be a SUCCESS!

By the 4th "clue" participants could FINALLY 
see what the finished top would look like.
The challenge ended in late October...
here it is my finished quilt top.  

and you can see here, the Mystery Quilt Challenge 
was a huge success.  Here are some of my favorites!

Then I challenged the Columbus Modern Quilt Guild
 to a Paint Chip Challenge.

Each participant drew an envelope 
that contained a paint chip
from the local big box hardware store.
This was my chip and fabrics 
pulled from my stash for this challenge. 

Being a "MODERN" quilt group this challenge 
had to have a WONKY theme.

And some of my WONKY FAVORITES!

See the challenge rules here on the 
Columbus Modern Quilt Guild website and 
perhaps you can use this idea 
in your own guild or quilting group.

I made a WONKY pillow!

To go with this quilt I made some time ago.


  1. Kathy, Your mystery quilt is gorgeous and the others are beautiful as well. It is a gorgeous pattern and you did a wonderful job!

  2. Oh your Mystery Quilt is spectacular...I love the blues you chose.
    I've wanted to do a mystery quilt and had every intention last fall but then fell quite ill for 6 weeks, I lost my enthusiasm for it. However, your stunning beauty has given me a new attitude towards this type of challenge!

  3. Thanks for organizing the paint chip challenge! It was so much fun- and it got me to use orange, not usually my favorite.

  4. I love the quilt that looks like an alternate universe "Flags of Scandinavia" montage.

  5. What great ideas and I love the paint chip challenge :)

  6. absolutely love your pillow..what a great challenge...I adore butter creams..


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