Case of the Secret Garden Mystery Quilt — a Reveal!

I wish it was my quilt top finished that’s the reveal, but it’s not. That said, I am really, really excited about this quilt now! When the last clue in the Case of the Secret Garden mystery quilt was released yesterday and I saw the final layout, I immediately fell in love with it.


With Linda Franz’ permission, I copied this illustration from her blog, All About Inklingo, to show how pretty this quilt top will be when finished! I admit to having some doubts at points through the mystery, but now I’m 100 per cent sure I’m going to love my fabric choices for the mystery quilt!

This was the first mystery quilt I have ever participated in, as they have never appealed. However, as I am a big Inklingo fan (as if anyone who has read this blog for any length of time doesn’t already know that!) and have always loved Linda’s designs, I was definitely participating in this mystery. And now I am so very glad that I did. I love the lacy effect of the design.


Now I am really, really motivated to work on my remaining blocks and get them done and the top together.

So now that you’ve seen what the top will look like, don’t you want to make one? The New York Wheel collection is still on sale for $20, but will only be on sale through March 31. So if you’re tempted, now is the time! That’s the only collection you need. Along with some fabric and, of course, the clues.  And all the clues are free to download:

Clue 1

Clue 2

Clue 3

Clue 4

Clue 5

Clue 6

Clue 7

Clue 8

I still can’t get over how easy it is to cut curves with a rotary cutter. I never would have tried it were it not for this video which is definitely worth watching. It will make the cutting of the pieces needed for the Secret Garden so much easier and faster. So now that you’ve seen what the quilt will look like, are you tempted?


Of course, Baxter was out there looking for the final clue along with his assistant.


After all the hunting in the garden for that last clue, he was making sure his paw was nice and clean.

8 thoughts on “Case of the Secret Garden Mystery Quilt — a Reveal!

  1. I did a mystery quilt once and my fabric choices were totally wrong, at that point I decided never again would I do a quilt without seeing the final look! fabric is too expensive for me to mess it up and then not like it. glad yours worked out 🙂


  2. Oh My that is beautiful!! I’m so happy you used that brighter floral on the ends of the light & pink pieces. The picture of the finished one had the those pink pieces that didn’t hardly even show. I can hardly wait to see yours :0)



  3. I’m not brave enough to do a mystery quilt – too much risk I’ll hate the end result.
    Love this layout and good to hear you like how your will turn out


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