Thursday, July 25, 2019

Simply Sensational Summer Scrap Quilt Clue #2

Summer time is flying by!
Can you believe we are ready for Clue #2 in our.....

How did the first clue go for you?
I know I heard a lot of foul language concerning the amount of cutting and number of 4 patch units needed for the first clue from some of you!
You all didn't think I could hear that from here? LOLOLOL

Let me address this......
I LOVE searching for fabrics for a scrap many different fabrics as possible.
I LOVE pressing and cutting fabrics for a scrap quilt.
I LOVE sewing easy units to make a scrap quilt.
I LOVE being in my sewing studio as much as possible.
Get the picture?
None of the aforementioned bother me in any way, and I am usually pretty enthusiastic about
all of them, and am happy to do them any chance I get.  So, if you get really technical, the sewing for clue #1 averaged out to be about 25 4 patch units for 8 days out of the month.  That is NOTHING for me.  Not bragging.....just a bonafide scrap quilter here through and through.  So, all I can do is cheer you all on!  The clues do get easier and easier!  (Clue 1 was pretty easy too.....just sayin'!)

Here I am cheering you all on!
All the way!

It isn't too late to join in!
Here are the previous posts with pdf links:

Keeping things simple.......
When cutting.......cut accurately and consistently.
When accurately, using a consistent 1/4" seam.
When seams the same way for all units made.
Please do NOT stress over seams not matching, or nesting.  When it comes to scrap quilting, perfection is highly over rated in my opinion.  Some of my seams are definitely not perfect!
Also, I do have to admit something to you all here.  I am human, and make mistakes on a regular basis.  Not just with quilting! LOL  If there are any mistakes within the directions of this quilt, please accept my apology right here and now! LOL

(Again, many thanks to my friend Joyce
for helping me with the PDF links!
The PDF for clue #2 is NOW available.
Your patience is needed and appreciated
while posting PDF links.  Thanks!)

Clue #2 goes something like this.....
We will be digging into Color 2 which are my neutral batiks.
Just as with Clue #1, pressing is your choice, and I do suggest you work from your smallest of scraps.
I have chosen to spin my seams which will make MOST, not all, seams nest in this quilt.

For this second month of Summer we will be making.......

4 patch units in Color 2!
132 in all!
(See, I told you.....easier!)

Using 2.5" squares will yield a 4.5" patch unit.

We will also be making the following:

2 patches in Color 2!
Make 4 of these units.
Press the seam to one side.
Using 2.5" squares will yield a
2.5" x 4.5" 2 patch unit.

And finally, for Clue #2..... 

Cut 164 squares of Color 2.
I used 2.5" squares, but, 
if you have chosen to use a different size
square, cut to that size.

Totals for Color 2 squares used:

Remember, this is a mystery......
perhaps we are done with Color 1?
Perhaps we are done with Color 2 after this clue?
It's a mystery!
Just enjoy the process!

I can't leave you all without sharing a few photos.....

The garden continues to provide wonderful
summertime veggies!
Thanks to all of you for your suggestions about
good pollinating plants to bring in some more
pollinators to the garden!

I know, I know........but, I can't NOT have a good
ole' blt with these tomatoes.....
sorry....the lettuce was being washed during this photo!

Do you see a kitten I am smitten with in this photo?
Salvador is going to be a helper in the studio for sure!

Supervised visits with Abigail Rose.......
you all know Salvador is boss! LOL
I couldn't be more proud of Abigail and the
gentle way she plays with the kitten.

Have fun with your Summertime sewing!

Thanks for all of your encouragement!
Keep on Quilting!
Kevin the Quilter


  1. Rah rah ree - sew em in the sea? okay that doesn't work - but I see you cheering me on!!! LOVE it!!!

  2. Scrappy is the way to go. Thanks for an easy relaxing sewing project. Can't wait to see what we are making. Love a great mystery!

  3. My kitty is the boss of my Pit/Retreiver dog too. Love your posts .. never know what you'll share!

  4. Good thing I'm only (almost) half way done with Clue 1, since I haven't figured out what my color 2 is yet. I'm definitely tapping my color 1 though!

  5. I've already fallen WAY behind on your mystery, Kevin. SEW sorry!! Looming deadlines had me distracted. I'll try to do better next month!

  6. Am I the only one not able to open the link for clue #2 ? I'll try again tomorrow :-)

  7. hip hip hooray! thanks for Clue #2. Recovering from Hip replacement surgery and this is just the ticket for a bit of standing and cutting and then sitting and sewing. Then back to exercises and icing. Make for a great summer pastime.

  8. Thanks, Kevin! I am using same colors as you, but not necessarily batiks......can't wait to see how it turns out! PDF for clue 2 isn't working, just fyi.

  9. I can not open the PDF for clue 2 either.

  10. I'm following along but not joining yet. Too much outside work for now. Happy Stitching!

  11. Is that a Cherokee Purple tomato? Looks yummy!! Garden bounty makes the heat of summer a bit more bearable. Precious furkid photos!

  12. First of all, you look great in that outfit! Secondly, I am so happy about clue #2 because I am one of those "just bull through" people and I started cutting out strips of both color one and two before I read the entire clue#1. Sometimes it pays off as now I am ahead in the cutting department! And lastly, now I am super hungry for a BLT! Your veggies are gorgeous!

  13. YOu make me happy when I read your blog.
    I am following along with the mystery scrap quilt. I cannot join in this time bc I am over loaded with too much of everything .... but the BLT looks so so yummy and your sweet animabibbles are just heart melting.
    You are the best Kevin!

  14. Unfortunately, I can't get the PDF to open for Clue 2--Hope this gets fixed soon! Loved doing all the step 1 business! Done! REady for step 2--but.... What a great mystery! Totally into this...

  15. Have my clue #1 finished and was waiting for #2 - my weekend stitching project thank you. Of course I am using the smallest size squares. I didn't do any veggies this yeat - get plenty gifted from the sewing gals. Oh, and they've brought the most delish jams and jellies as well.

  16. Good looking Cherokee Purples! I'm doing the quilt with you, but right now I'm assembling a Trip Around the World on point, so my brain's bandwidth is currently filled! I'll get back to yours soon.

  17. I'm struggling to keep up but so delighted with all the bits and pieces I am clearing out of the stash... so fun!
    Thanks for this summer mystery!

  18. Saving my clues for later - Probably September - Food looks yummy especially the squash! Thx Kevin for the Mystery quilt!

  19. Kevin I'm cutting 2.5 just like you. Is there a hint as to how big the quilt will be using this size? Perhaps half the clues will be enough for a throw?

  20. I'm going with the flow and making a few 4-patches as I work through higher priority projects. I won't be first done, but I am still using up lots of 2.5 strips slowly but surely. Enjoy the rest of the summer.

  21. That is the funniest cheerleader photo I've seen in a long time! Glad the pets are getting along well. Good news in our area, too.

  22. Well, I am half way there - I have 800 Color 1 cut and ready to go! I have some of Color 2 cut but not ready to sew! this is my first mystery quilt, as I always like to know where I am going!
    My batiks are very similar to yours! Here's hoping I do OK. BUT your color 2 appears blue - I will be using tone on tone's beige! Should be interesting!

  23. All caught up and waiting for final clue. Mine is in brown and orange. Thanks for this fun mystery!

  24. At last I started cutting squares, and I've got 800 of them already. Hope to have them all in a week's time. I do it in blue and light.

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