Sunday, August 16, 2015

Mystery Quilt Along - Step 3

Bet you thought I'd forgotten about Step 3 or given up, huh?

Not a chance!  But it did take me a while longer than anticipated, simply because of my anal-ness (is that a word?)

I had what in my head I saw as the perfect Step 3 but after working on it for several days, I decided that it just wasn't going to work, so guess what?

Into the scrap bin it went.  I'll probably find some use for it in the future but in the scrap bin it'll sit.

Here it is now with lots of geese flying around our little community of houses.


Mystery Quilt-Along Step 3
You might not notice but before you all get in a flap thinking that I had forgotten to tell you about a step, I had to compensate and add an additional border before attaching my flying geese.  

I am using my new-ish BIG Bernie machine to make this quilt and it's been quite a while since I had used it prior to this project and I inadvertently forgot to move my needle position one step to the right to allow for a scant 1/4" seam allowance. As a result, my blocks were coming out smaller than my original graph layout and therefore smaller than yours.  I realized this after completing the Step 1 houses and figured that now was the perfect time to add the 3 1/2" shortfall that I was lacking around the circumference.  Hense, the small red border that you see just inside the flying geese.  

So now we're all evened up and I'm back on track again!

Please click HERE to download and print the PDF file with the photo and instructions.

I'm going to give you at least two weeks at least to complete this step.  

Remember, there is no rush or time frame for you to complete the steps.  The PDF files will always be accessible on my blog.

Have fun and enjoy!


19 comments:

Podunk Pretties said...

Oh Dresdens! My favorite block, how can I not make this one. So cute!

Podunk Pretties said...

I forgot to ask, will there be more steps to this quilt?

sunny said...

Wow - gorgeous!

Jan said...

I must have been gone when you posted Step "2". How can I get it? Thanks for helping me.

Clare said...

Thank you for this Mystery house quilt. Love the scattered flying geese. Happy Stitching.

Pam in IL said...

Wow, this is turning out great! Love it!

margaret said...

tis is looking so good, love how you have done the flying geese and the flower in the corners

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Maravilloso trabajo!!!

Jacqueline said...

Love that flying geese border . Thanks

Diane Russell said...

I was looking for a project, now I have found one. I didn't want to start anything because of painting my living room and dining room and kitchen. I don't know if I will make the queen version of this but so far it is perfect. Now to get my rooms back in order so I can start this project. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.
Diane
Michigan, USA

Sheila said...

Thanks Kaaren , will start cutting today , I was also wondering how many more steps there will be ? I love this step , those flying geese look wonderful!!

paulette said...

WOW!! This is a wonderful quilt top...and very generous of you! Thanks Kaaren!

Rosa said...

Wow, fabulous.I `ve just made 40 houses.I`d love to make a queen size quilt.Those flying geese are caught my eye.This step is stunning.How many are the steps?Can´t wait to start with this one.Thanks for sharing!

Quilt Hollow said...

WOWZERS....very nice piece Ms. Kaaren. Enjoy your day!!

Tammy said...

Beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing!

Sheila said...

Kaaren , could you please give me the measurements for the desdan petals , my printer does not print out correctly and I can't adjust it so if you can tell me the correct size I could draw it out I can't read the numbers , thanks .

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Such talent Kaaren! I LoVe the border at this point! Awesome! So glad you are feeling better!
Hugs Marg.

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

I love your flying geese border. I have a pattern for one like that I have forgotten about it - I need to get it out and use it on a quilt soon

Irene Foss said...

I love the Flying Geese you added and the Dresden Plate corner stones. Beautiful additions to the quilt. I have only finished the first week. Soon I will be able to get back to the Mystery. I am almost finished piecing twin quilt number 5 for great grand kids. Then back to the Mystery.