American Quilter reader Pat Bruck followed the clues in the three most recent issues of AQ and was the first to post her completed quilt in the Rainbow Rotini Mystery Quilt Group at www.MyQuiltPlace.com. If you’re an AQS member, you can access all three installments of this pattern now at www.AmericanQuilter.com.
“I have been quilting for 20 years, but this is the first mystery quilt I’ve ever done. I usually like to know what I’m doing from the beginning so this was quite a challenge for me. I chose the fabrics from my stash, did not want to go out and purchase new fabric, so this made me step out of my box. Can’t tell you how many times I changed my mind on colors after cutting them, but in the end I am very pleased with the pattern and colors I chose.
The quilt has wool batting, which I never used before and always wanted to try. I washed this quilt and love its crinkly look. My binding was cut 3” wide and pieced with all the colors in the quilt. I sewed the binding on the back first, then brought it over to the front and machine stitched it.
I enjoyed making the mystery quilt and would do another one.”
Pat Bruck, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, in the Poconos
Posted by Christine N. Brown, American Quilter magazine editor-in-chief