Meadow Mystery Quilt - January Blocks

January Meadow Mystery Quilt Blocks


January was the last month of piecing instructions from Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs for her Meadow Mystery Quilt Along. In February, the quilt design will be revealed and I am excited to see how all the different quilts come together! Our instructions for January were to make (4) Block 2 and (8) Block 5 12.5-inch (unfinished) blocks.

I have to admit that seeing all the different layout options that are being shared in the group Facebook page has been exciting, and instead of playing with layouts myself, I decided to wait for February’s instructions as I want to keep my final layout a surprise to me for as long as possible!

Meadow Mystery Quilt - January Blocks
Meadow Mystery Quilt – January Blocks

Have you participated in a quilt along? Even if you have not, do or would you prefer a mystery quilt along or knowing what the design will look like ahead of time?


  • Nice colours Yvonne. I prefer non mystery quilts. The first mystery quilt I made I hated the pattern, so this is the first one I’ve done since then.

  • Me too, about the surprise. Glad I’m not the only one who savors this part. Don’t want to see how my Meadow mist quilt will look until the actual layout is given. Love the astronomical black print that you included.

  • I sewed along in Cheryl’s Midnight Mystery, and if I had known before, would have had 2 of the colours in different places .But the excitement when each new lot of instructions was posted, and the thrill as it all came together, made it a wonderful time. Guess I would go with having a mystery .Love your blocks,

  • I love mystery QAL’s and being surprised at the end. I figure if I like the fabrics I’m working with, I should like the quilt. Sew blindly and trust completely 🙂

  • I’m generally hesitant to do mystery quilts because you just don’t know what you’re going to get. But Cheryl gives great information to help with fabric selection and she has great designs, I feel comfortable playing along with the mystery.

  • I love the fabrics you used in your blocks Yvonne: I have mystery quilts I’ve done in the past that I really didn’t like but so far Cheryl’s are the exception. I think it helps that she is very specific about what fabrics are beside each other and she will help out with fabric selection questions.

  • I’m not much of a risk-taker, so I’m more comfortable seeing the pattern first. I like how Cheryl presents her mysteries, though, so I maybe I’d enjoy hers. Your blocks are really striking!

  • I really like the fabrics you’re using for this one. I typically prefer non-mystery QALs, but I’m participating in this one because I love anything the Cheryl designs! 🙂

  • I go more towards wanting to know what the quilt will look like. Picking colors when I don’t know where they’ll be used is a BIG mystery for me. I don’t mind sewing a mystery quilt but want to be sure they colors will work nicely when I’m done.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)