I have decided to post the next quilt that I'm going to be working on as a mystery! I have conducted a few mysteries when I 1st started teaching quilting. I ran those differently than most teachers would have. Basically we all worked on the same components for the quilt, but how you decided to arrange your pieces in the end was entirely up to you. I did not provide a final plan for those mysteries. They were fun because everybody's turned out different. I won't do that to you this time, I have definite plans.
There are Thirtysomething units in the mystery quilt. If you're not familiar with those you can follow this link and print off detailed directions on how to make Thirtysomething units. You could make a few before you decide if you want to participate in the mystery. The quilt will finish 48" square. I'll post a new clue once a week. If your friends like mysteries, invite them to join the fun. Use your medium and dark toned scraps for this one, or do what I did and pull a range of co-ordinating batiks from my stash. Here's the requirements.
Light background - 1 7/8 yards
Medium and dark scraps - 18 strips 2.5" x 20". Not cut with a zigzag like in the jelly rolls.
And 36 squares, 3 7/8" x 3 7/8". Cut each square once diagonally to make 72 triangles.
Border - 5/8 of a yard for 3 1/2" border. You can select this when you're through piecing if you wish.
Binding - 1/2 yard
This is what I'll be working with.