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Hey Quilting Friends!

I’ve got something exciting to share with you all – I’m diving into a new project called “Star of Wonder,” a mystery quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop. If you’re looking for a fun and creative challenge this July, you should definitely join in!

What is a Mystery Quilt Along

A mystery quilt along is an exciting and fun quilting event where participants make a quilt without knowing the final design in advance. The organizer, in this case, Fat Quarter Shop, releases parts of the quilt pattern in installments, often weekly or monthly. Each installment provides instructions for making a portion of the quilt, like a block or a section of the border.

Quilters follow along, making their pieces as the clues are released, and the mystery gradually unfolds. By the end of the quilt along, participants will have created a beautiful, complete quilt top. It’s a great way to challenge yourself, learn new techniques, and join a community of fellow quilters who are all working on the same project.

Join the Star of Wonder Mystery Quilt Along 

Here’s how it works: gather your supplies and visit the Star of Wonder Supplies page each Tuesday in July. There, you’ll find free mystery patterns and video tutorials to guide you through each step. It’s a great way to learn new techniques and connect with fellow quilters.

To keep up with all the latest updates and see what everyone is creating, follow the hashtags #StarOfWonderQAL and #StarOfWonderSAL on social media.

My Star of Wonder Quilt –  Christmas Fabrics

For this project, I’m using an upcoming collection by Moda Fabrics, designed by Basic Grey, called Pine Valley. The rich, deep colors in this collection are absolutely stunning, and I can’t wait to see how they come together in the quilt. If you’re interested, you can find the collection HERE.

Star of Wonder free Christmas Quilt pattern

Now I don’t celebrate Christmas, but I love the colours of Joy! We do use the same common colours for other celebrations too. But I’m pretty sure the quilt will look amazing in any colours too, so if you do not wish to make a Christmas Quilt, go ahead and pick your own collection from your stash or check out some of the fun new collection HERE! 

Medallion Quilt

The mystery quilt is a medallion-style quilt, and in case you’ve never made a medallion quilt before, 

What is a medallion quilt?

A medallion quilt is a type of quilt that features a central motif or block, often called the “medallion,” which serves as the focal point of the design. This central block is typically larger and more intricate than the surrounding elements. The quilt is then built outwards from this center with multiple borders or rounds, which can include various blocks, strips, or other designs. Each border surrounds the central medallion, creating a layered and often symmetrical appearance.

I have made a few medallion quilt before, one of my favourite is HERE where I use scraps!

Week 1 : Centre Star of Wonder Block

We’re kicking off this week with the center block – a star quilt block! You all know how much I love star quilt blocks. I have a feeling this quilt will feature more star blocks or maybe let this center one shine as we progress through the outer borders. Either way, it’s going to be fun and surely beautiful!

Christmas Quilt Free Pattern

Previous Free Quilt Alongs

I’ve participated in Fat Quarter Shop Mystery Quilt Alongs before, and they are always so much fun! If you want to see some of the previous years’ projects I’ve joined, check out the posts below:

I can’t wait to see how this quilt unfolds over the next few weeks. Are you joining along? Let me know in the comments or tag me in your posts – I’d love to see your progress!

Happy quilting!


3 Comments

  1. lol, I’d buy those fabrics just because the selvages are so cool. Didn’t know about FQS mystery sew alongs, so thanks for sharing! Your first block is lovely.

    • Teresa Sherbine Reply

      I too have started the Star of wonder mystery quilt. It is fun to make the blocks weekly and wonder what the finished project will look like. This is my first mystery quilt along, I really enjoy it and may do more in the future.

  2. Sueanne Mockensturm Reply

    I would love to be a part of the “quilt along . I’ve done several of these and have never been disappointed.

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