Clue 6 Finished


I know I don’t normally blog on weekends but I am so excited that I got all 24 of the remaining arcs for the Case of the Secret Garden mystery quilt sewn together by machine that I just had to share! Three hours at the sewing machine and they were done.


Those will be added to this first set of 8 which I had put together by machine earlier in the week.


And once they all have their corners and quarter circles added like this one from the test group, which I am going to do by hand, I will be through Clue 7.


Then those will be added to the blocks made earlier in the mystery which I had up on the design wall, not having a clue what the setting will eventually be. We will find out on Monday, when Clue 8 comes out, just how the blocks are going to be set. I will be behind, no question, but not too far behind.

This has been a real learning experience for me. First I learned to cut curves with a rotary cutter. Then I learned that a hybrid-pieced block, with parts done by machine and parts by hand, looks just the same as a block done entirely by hand. And I learned I can actually stick with one project. My norm, as you know if you’ve read this blog for any length of time, is to flit from project to project. I eventually do get them done, but I don’t normally stick with one project almost exclusively for weeks and weeks.

SMOKIN'wtmkThe machine in the Baxtertoon was smoking from all that sewing!


While in reality, Baxter was hanging out with his favourite toy while the mini sewing marathon was going on. He’s not the least bit interested in helping, thank goodness.

10 thoughts on “Clue 6 Finished

  1. Hey Cathi!!!!!! Yep I’m back LOL. I’ve been spending a good part of today, scrolling back in your blog to catch up. I’ve very very proud of you for stitcking with this current project. I look forward to seeing it completed.

    Love Ya, Crispy


  2. You are amazing! How you kept up so well…no idea how anyone could have done better! It has been a challenging one too…forcing you out of your comfort zone
    to the dreaded sewing machine…so double kudos for that also!!!


  3. LOL! The Baxtertoon reminds me of myself sitting at my machine and buzzing my way through the mystery blocks! It is going to be so fun to see all the colorways from all of the detectives come together!


  4. Hello, my friend! I have awarded you the “Very Inspiring Blogger” award. Please see my post today for information. (Note that you may use short answers to the seven questions; I just never know when to stop!). You SO deserve this award, for you, like the other recipients, have inspired me many times. 🙂 ~ Linne


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