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Four Star Square Mystery Quilt
a free mystery quilt pattern

Part Two

This is Part 2 of this Mystery Quilt. If you missed Part One you will find it HERE.

[Further parts of this pattern are here : 34 5,   6,  and last is 7.]

So Far?
In Part One you cut the strips from the four fabrics. In Part Two you will cut these strips into squares and put the squares in baggies.

Cutting for Part 2 of Four Star Square

Get some sandwich baggies to put your cut squares into after cutting. This will make sewing easier to organize.

Fabric A: From the one 4.5" wide strip cut 4 squares, each 4.5 x 4.5 inches
                From the 8 - 2.5" strips cut 128 squares each 2.5" x 2.5"
(put in baggie)

Fabric B: From the 4 - 4.5" wide strip cut 36 squares, each 4.5 x 4.5 " (put in baggie)
              From the 2 - 2.5" strips cut 28 squares, each 2.5 x 2.5" (put in baggie)

Fabric C: From the 4 - 4.5" strips cut 28 squares, each 4.5 x 4.5" (put in baggie)

Fabric D: From the 4 - 4.5" strips cut 36 squares, each 4.5" x 4.5" (put in baggie)

You may have used, as suggested, assorted fabrics for Fabric A and B? If so, just mix them into one baggie when you cut them.

Fabrics Review - Just to review - the 4 fabrics are shown again here: A, B, C and D from Part 1.

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Fabric A Example

Fabric A - lightest and brightest
This fabric should stand out from the others. A yellow-gold, yellow-mustard is what I'm using in my sample. But you could use a bright yellow, lime, fuchsia - if you use a printed fabric the bright color should be prominently visible. Fabric A is a good choice for a scrappy look if you have 3-4-5 fabrics with similar coloration but different prints.

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Fabric B Example

Fabric B - deepest and darkest
This fabric will be a main background and should be deep toned, it could be navy, black, purples. A swirled deep-tone batik would be nice too. Fabric B is also a good choice for scrappy look, if you want to have a scrap look, use at least 4-5 fabrics for the B section.

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Fabric C
plaids or print

Fabric C - A plaid or multi-print
This should be a medium value color fabric. I recommend a plaid, but a medium size print with several colors in it would be OK, too. Picking up a bit of the color from Fabric A isn't a bad idea - but this fabric must be intermediate in depth of color between A and C. My choice for my sample is the middle plaid shown here with the maroon background and gold and green lines.


Fabric D - a bold stripe
This fabric should be a bold stripe which contrasts strongly with A, B, C fabrics. The stripe on the right is my choice for my sample. There needs to be a clear contrast especially between the plaid C fabric and the D stripe.

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Fabric D - bold stripe


Part Three is Here

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