Moonlit Paths Mystery QAL – Week 9

Week 9 – Careful Points

Welcome back to our  Moonlit Paths Mystery QAL!  This week we’re building out more of the building blocks we’ve put together in earlier weeks.  As we get closer to the final clue, if you do start figuring out our layout, PLEASE KEEP YOUR PHOTOS TO YOURSELF … until the clues are officially published! 

Before we get to this week’s clue, there was some confusion over the finished size of last weeks blocks.  The finished measurement of 4.5″ x 5.5″ is correct.  Check out the discussions in our facebook group for troubleshooting tips and to see how your fellow quilters fixed their off-sized blocks.

You’ll need your blocks from last week assembled in order to make this week’s blocks.

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This week, your blocks will really benefit from some careful pinning and sewing.  To get your points to line up, pass a pin through the tip of the triangles on both pieces (as pictured below) to get them into correct alignment.  When sewing, pass your seam line just a thread or even half a thread “north” of your point.   Then, press the seams open to get the block to lay as flat as possible.

I have a brand new wool pressing mat, and can I just say that the thing is absolutely amazing for getting units like these to lay flat!!

If a little bit of the darkest fabric shows between the two tips, no big deal!  You won’t even notice it when the whole quilt comes together.  Try to avoid any triangle decapitations, though. 

Happy sewing and see you next week!

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About The Mystery Quilt

Welcome to Moonlit Paths – our 2018 Mystery project!  We’ll be sewing together from March 2018 – June 2018, with a new set of directions posted here on our blog every Friday.

Each Friday, we’ll share photos of our blocks plus a downloadable .pdf pattern sheet with the week’s instructions.  You will need a {free} copy of Adobe Reader to open the file.  During the QAL, you can access previous posts from our Quilt Along Home Page, or contact us here to request to receive links to the weekly posts by email.

Is It Too Late to Join?

Absolutely not!  You can catch up at any time, but remember: the free instructions will only be available through June 2018.  After that, a pattern written in the traditional, non-mysterious format will be available for purchase in our pattern shop.

Can I still buy a kit?

Absolutely!  The kits are in stock and shipping out to US and Canada weekly!  You can find them here.

How Can I Share My Progress?
  1. On Instagram: Follow us @CorasQuilts and use #MoonlitPathsQAL and #CorasQuilts to share your photos.
  2. In Our Facebook Community


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