Super Bowl Retreat Mystery Quilt

My local quilt shop “Show Me Quilting” hosted a Super Bowl Mystery Quilt Sew-in on Sunday. We were supposed to bring 15 lights and 15 darks of scraps cut into strips. The strips were wider and longer than what I have for scraps so I choose to use fat quarters.

I started saving brown and beige fat quarter’s quite some time ago with the intention of making a neutral quilt. Well time and interest has taken me in different directions so those fabrics were just waiting to be used. While I’m on my 4th mystery quilt with Charlotte’s Scrap in a Box, I am still hesitant when it comes to the unknown. Using some of my neutral collection seemed to be a safe way to go with this quilt.

We were told value was key, so I didn’t even get a picture of my fabrics in color before cutting. I just wanted the value to work.Super Bowl Mystery QUilt

Here are all the blocks that were made that evening.Super Bowl Retreat pics of all

I made 3 of them. I tend to get teased when I attend these types of functions, but as an introvert my socializing tends to be limited as I listen more than I talk and most of the other women knew each other well. Add to the fact that when I do focus, I am really focused.

Here are the 3 blocks that I did. I’m pleased that I choose the direction that I did with the fabrics. This is a variation of the friendship block, I think it will have plenty of movementFriendship Star Blocks

Bonus for me, I won the “half-time” prize. The binding tool from Missouri Star. I have my own binding method that works well for me but I’m excited about using it to make this table runner and possibly this friendship braid quilt.MO Star Binding tool

Double bonus for me. I “scored” the most points with my 3 blocks so I also won a $25.00 gift certificate to the shop! I’m so excited.Gift Certificate

Triple bonus, I’m able to use up some fat quarters, and I will have a new quilt as well.

Did you do any sewing during the super bowl?

Triple winner on the Journey, Jackie

  • Bonnie Terrey

    I think the brown one on top is the best use of contrasting color…or the black & white one…that brown would go good with baby blue as the trim or binding. A neat way to make a pinwheel shape.

    • Jackie

      Thanks Bonnies. I’m going for a more subdued look so the high contrast ones may stand out or make the quilt pop. Time will tell.

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