Mystery Quilts 4 Military!

There is a Yahoo group by this title that is exactly what it sounds like. Clues are posts weekly to create a quilt with the intention that the quilt will be given to a member of our military via Quilts of Valor or another such group. The current mystery as well as the last few have been designed and run by Alycia of Alycia Quilts aka Quilty Girl. I love the previous mystery quilts she designed and decided to jump on this bandwagon! Here are my fabric choices. I will also use white as my background.


And here are the results of Clue #1!

I thought I would show you how I pieced those squares. I pulled out this tool called the Angler by Pam Bono Designs and lined up that center line with the needle on my machine.

Then I placed the blue square on the corner of the larger white square.

I began sewing right at the corner of the blue square while keeping the other corner lined up with the kind on the easy angler.

I’ve had this thing in the drawer for ages but think I have only used it once before. It was a bit fiddle to get it taped in exactly the right spot. But it sure beat drawing lines across all the squares. This is what I ended up with.

Then I just had to trim and press.

We got back late Sunday night and hubby had to leave early yesterday for a business trip to Asia. That meant I was on lawn mowing/watering duty. With all of the laundry, unpacking etc., it was really nice to work on this clue and not have to make any decisions or think too hard!

It isn’t too late to join in, just search for Mystery Quilts 4 Military on Yahoo Groups.

Have a great day!

Linking up with Mel’s Quilting Room, Free Motion by the River

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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6 Responses to Mystery Quilts 4 Military!

  1. Alycia says:

    What a great way to stitch those!! Great tips! (thanks for the shout out too)

  2. I love mystery quilts–enjoy!

  3. Hey, Katie! I have been looking for this tool everywhere! I didn’t know what to call it, so thank you!

  4. lois92346 says:

    It’s going to be so much fun following you as you move from week to week on this project. I love your choice of fabrics. I have an Easy Angler too but I haven’t ever used it. haha God bless your husband in his travels.

  5. Panto Pam says:

    I need to join that group and get the instructions to make one. I am in very involved in our quilting ministry at church (Wrap Them In Hugs on Facebook) and would be a good one to have in the que for a Veteran. I also have this tool and it works great. I find that if I use it on a machine where the needle can be moved, I move it over to the right one spot and my units come out perfect!

  6. What a great idea! I am in charge of our Veteran’s quilts for my monthly quilt group and this would be a fun way of getting more quilts made. I look forward to seeing the results. We don’t meet in the summer so hopefully they will do another in the Fall. Hope you get to relax (and quilt) while your husband is in Asia.

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