Saturday, 1 July 2017

PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along Fabric Requirements

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Welcome to the PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along!  The reader's digest details: the clues will be released on the first of each month, starting in September 2017 and ending in June 2018.  The final reveal will be April 1st, 2018, to give time for folks to finish their creations.

I designed this quilt to be Fat Quarter friendly. Using 12-14 FQ's, 2 accent colors and a background. Here are my fabrics. I have chosen a rainbow bundle and 2 shades of greys for accents and a white for my background.  Choose your favorite bundle or pull from your stash. Or, go wild and free and be super scrappy! You could even use assorted low-volume fabrics for your backgrounds!!

Fabric REQ:

9 block Layout Traditional
4 block Layout Traditional 
 1 block 

72” X 72” 
(84” x 84”*)
48” x 48”
24” x 24”
72” x 72”


4 ½ yards 
(6 yards *)

 2 ¼   yards

¾ yard

4 ½ yards

Accent (2 fabrics)

1 yard EACH

1/2 yard EACH

9" Width Of Fabric (WOF) EACH

1/2 yard EACH

Colors (12 fabrics)

Fat Quarters (18" x 22")
(+2  Fat Quarters*)

Fat Eighths
(9" x 22")

(4” WOF)

Fat Eighths

  • * OPTIONAL* - I have included the amount of fabric needed for an optional outer border that will increase the Traditional 9 blocks into a quilt that measures 84” x 84”. So instead of a FQ for fabrics 3 & 4, use a 1/2 yd. (Extra units will be made after the reveal.)
  •  Each block will measure 24.5” unfinished.
  •  The Fat Quarters (or Fat Eights) will be used in pairs (for example: 2 purple, 2 blue, 2 red, 2 yellow etc.). You do NOT need to make your quilt in rainbow colors. This quilt will be beautiful in any color combination you choose. Even single color palettes would work as long as there is enough contrast. I will discuss how to sort and label your fabric when Clue # 2 is released. Keep in mind, fabrics that read as solid or deeply saturated fabrics will work best (think Kaffe Fassett). Large floral prints or fabrics with too much neutral may not suit the design. But please use the fabrics that you love. Remember, these are only suggestions.
  •  If you are unsure which version (Modern or Traditional) will appeal to you more, may I suggest having 4 ½ yds. of background, 1 yd. EACH of your accents and 12 Fat Quarters. Cut and assemble according to the Traditional 4 block layout and after the reveal decide which version you would like to continue with.
  • Remember you have 2 months from the reveal to assemble and quilt before the Grand Prize parade.
We have some amazing sponsors, who have very graciously provided prizes for this Mystery quilt-Along. Thank You so much :

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop
Two Flying Geese
Lethargic Lass
Fabric Please
Sew Fresh Quilts
Happy Quilting
Angela Walters

And our Grand Prize sponsor

Mad About Patchwork

Mad about Patchwork has put together these gorgeous FQ bundles for the PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along. They are offering 10% off these 4 bundles with promo code PEIMYSTERY. Quantities are limited so be sure to visit them before it's too late....
Kona Cookie Cutter

PEI Grunge Mix

PEI Sunprints Mix

Tattooed Bundle
 Also, be sure to check out their fantastic KONA Solid bundles . Spend $150.00 and shipping is free in Canada.

The first Clue will be released September 1st. Be sure to follow the PEIMQG blog, so you won't miss any clues.

Looking forward to taking this journey with you, our readers, and seeing the fabulous creativity by quilters everywhere.  But most importantly -   Have Fun!


If you have any questions or comments concerning the mystery, email Cathy at or in the comments below.

here is the link to the pdf version of this post


  1. Replies
    1. I can hardly wait to see what everyone comes up with for fabric.

  2. I am going to see what colour combos I will go many options!

  3. Got my background fabric today...looking forward to the mystery!

    1. Happy to have you join us SandraC.

  4. The color palette, the piecing, the quilting...pure perfection.