Saturday, May 21, 2016


 We all know the feeling!  Excitement, anticipation-will it be as nice as I thought!

Well it is!

After much thought and deliberation, I decided to subscribe to Quiltmania's Mystery Block of the Month-Petra Prins "Discovery".  January and March fabric arrived today in the squishy package and they are wonderful!  You have heard me talk about how beautiful Petra's Dutch chintz are and how much I just love them.  I am so glad I decided to sign up.

Here is the mystery quilt as of May with 3 months completed:

I copied this from Quiltmania/Petra Prins You Tube video.

The reason I don't usually like mystery BOMs is because you never know where they are going and if you want to go there.  Already I can see where I am going to make a change and that is in the center around the mariner's compass.  Instead of the stars and other shapes, I am thinking something twining with broderie perse flowers.  However, I will wait until November when Petra will reveal the entire quilt.

Homestead Hearth in Mexico Missouri hosts Quiltamania's Mystery quilt every year.  That is the source of my delightful squishy package.  Now here are the fabrics-both January and March:

Don't you agree they are beautiful?

I am creating Stonefields blocks quicker than my hands can make them.  They are just basted now.  I will show them later.

Happy quilting--just had to share the exciting news!


  1. That is beautiful fabric! Enjoy your BOM! Blessings, Gretchen

  2. I will enjoy it. Aren't the fabrics vibrant?

  3. Absolutely gorgeous fabrics! I love a mystery, because I figure it will be a great journey no matter what the destination :)
    Have a great journey with "Discovery"!!

  4. I'm taking part in this mystery, too, but haven't been able to start it yet. I agree, getting those packages is like getting birthday presents or something, so exciting. Looking at Homestead Hearth's website is dangerous for me, especially with the Canadian $ so bad right now!!!

  5. I love the heritage Dutch prints. I've made several quilts with it and would like to do another.

  6. Wish I had known about it, as I love it!