My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Pacific Stars Mystery Quilt!

I'm so excited!

(and nervous and freaking out just a little!)

In a couple of days time, the first clue to my first ever mystery quilt comes out over on Carol's Quilts!

A little while ago Carol asked me if I'd be interested in designing a six-month long mystery quilt along for her.  I jumped at the chance because it's something I've always secretly wanted to do.  It's been a real challenge but I'm proud of the final quilt and I'm really looking forward to seeing it in everyone's different fabric choices.

The quilt is called Pacific Stars, which may give you a little clue as to some of the block shapes.  The colours I chose are blues, teals and purples - colours that remind me of the Pacific ocean - but that's not to say it couldn't be done in a completely different colour way.  It could, and I'd love to see it in oranges and reds.  Or browns and blues might be interesting!

Anyway.  There is no sign up needed, but you'll need to head over to Carol's Quilts to get the clues every month.  I recommend you sign up to her monthly newsletter, that way you won't miss when a new clue comes out.  The quilt is 56" when finished, so a totally doable size and the clues are one a month, with eight 8" blocks being the maximum each time, so not overwhelming.

It would be great if people could share photographs of their work during the mystery and the best place to do that is probably Carol's Facebook page, so go and 'like' that too.

I'd love it if you'd join me in this adventure!


  1. Good for you! Sounds exciting!

  2. Fabulous! On a scale of fiddly buts, would you rate this closer to elephant size pieces or sole-crushing tiny Legos? Want to make sure I can pull my scraps appropriately!

    1. Hi Pam, I'm a middle of the road girl, so think 5" and 3" squares. The biggest cut you'll need is one 9 1/4 inch square and nothing smaller than 2 1/2 squares.

  3. Haven't decided whether to commit to the quilt along yet... but having had a sneaky peak, I know it is a great pattern, and manageable from stash... so, oh darn it... another quilt to add to the list :o)

  4. Very exciting Charlotte! Have fun :-)


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