I LOVE a mystery! Trying to figure out the characters, the clues and the final outcome… I hope you do, too! My latest trip to Scotland inspired my new “Scottish Mystery” quilt. I saw sites and gathered clues as I toured the country and can’t wait to share them with you in the form of a QUILT!
For 6 months starting in February, I’ll be leading a special handwork mystery quilt. This year the quilt is only 42″ square, so you might call it a “Wee Scottish Mystery”. It will have Celtic embroidery, Thistle blocks, and a special mystery block made with a special set of stamps you will receive when you sign up. You will be mailed out via snail mail one clue each month for 6 months. At the end of 6 months, you will have completed your top and well on the way to quilting your quilt. All levels are encouraged to sign up, there will be something for everyone!
When you sign up you will receive a special welcome package that contains: 2 Brand New Stamps that will connect with 2 of our old favorite stamps, Color picture of the fabrics I chose, Supply List, Template plastic to trace a few templates that were too big to make into stamps, Initial instructions, and a Graphite Pencil.
FABRICS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE MYSTERY (I used mostly Jo Morton’s Gratitude line, but did a test in scrappy and liked it, too. The color picture sent with the welcome package will give you specific ideas to make your quilt a success.)
This year, quilt shops will be able to participate, too! If you are a shop owner and would like to participate, contact me through my contact page and I’ll send you information.
Here are some additional supplies you will need to gather or purchase from my website or quilt shop:
Carpenter’s Star Stamp Set
Thistle Stamp Set
Craft Mat (optional, but nice to have)
Valdani Perle Cotton (comes with a free package of size 24 Chenille needles) (I used my collection, but feel free to use your own favorite colors)
Along the way while working on your mystery quilt, I hope you will post pictures on the exclusive “Stitching With Cindy Blackberg” Facebook page. You do have to have a Facebook account and ask to join the group. It is a wonderful place to see other stitcher’s work and get ideas.
Of course, I’ll be blogging along the way, too!
Come along with us for a new adventure. Sign up here: http://cindyblackberg.com/scottish-mystery-quilt/ .
What will it be?