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Four Star Square Mystery Quilt
a free mystery quilt pattern
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 :
6, and last is
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.
Fabric A Example
Fabric A - lightest and
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.
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.
Fabric C - A plaid or
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.
Fabric D - bold stripe
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