Nesting…the Mystery Quilt

It seems as I near the end of my pregnancies, instead of the typical ‘must get the house clean and ready for baby’ nesting symptoms I tend to make quilts.  This is starting to kick in.  I currently am working on four different pieced quilts (I never piece quilts anymore…I’ve realized my real passion is more in the applique world). 

One of those projects is the Mystery Quilt I started at the 2009 Quilts by Barb Quilt Retreat.

I have decided that if I don’t sit down and finish it – it will never get done.  I have also decided that I need to start making my quilts at least lap size to make them ore practical for buyers (so…if I stay true to my thoughts you’ll either be seeing lap sized quilts from me or quilted art wall hangings). 

After all that…here is a picture of my progress…

025I figure I’ll have to make at least twice this many blocks before it’s ready for the border…I plan on working on it at least a little bit every day and really hitting it on the days the kids aren’t with me.

If you want to see the first steps check out these blog posts:

Judy Hopkin's’ Mystery Quilt Singles patterns for individual quilters are available through Feathered Star Productions at

***If you participated in the 2009 Quilt Retreat or just decided to follow along with the mystery on this blog please send me your completed quilt pictures! I would LOVE to see them! Just email me and I will post them to this blog!***


I’ll be posting some ‘sneak peaks’ of my other ‘nesting’ quilts in the days to come :) 


And…still time to VOTE for your favorite Project QUILTING challenge!

1 comment:

  1. I am the same way, my last pregnancy I made 7 quilts in 4 months!! And now that my baby is here, I have been working on the same quilt for ever! I guess having a newborn in the house slows things down a bit!


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