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Apple Butter Quilt Mystery

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Apple Butter Mystery

The New Years Day Mystery is a 44" x 56" quilt called Apple Butter completed on 1/1/16.  It is a GREAT beginner quilt, and will help you use up all those annoying jelly rolls you have collected:-))  A jelly roll is usually a group of 40 strips 2-1/2" wide by the width of fabric, 4 of each color or print.  You won't use the whole thing so if you don't have 4 strips of any particular print, just substitute something similar.  You will also need the (3) different fat quarters and 2/3 of a yard for borders.

 If you don't have a jelly roll, alternatives are given in the pattern.

The SuperBowl Sunday Mystery will make a larger quilt, and the fabric requirements are a little more elaborate.  The directions are here

Notes on this mystery:

WOF means Width of Fabric. A 1/4" seam is assumed. Please check this ahead of time!  If you sew (2) 2-1/2" strips together, your new 3-part strip should measure 6-1/2" wide after pressing.  If it does not, you need to correct your seam allowance before starting this mystery.

Copyright release: You may make one copy of this pattern for your personal use only. You may not copy it for paid or unpaid distribution.  You may make any number of quilts for your own use or gifts, and up to ten quilts for sale. You may publicly display this quilt in any venue and enjoy the winnings you are sure to receive. Please credit this pattern on your label. All rights reserved. Thank you!

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These pictures are thumbnails.  Click on them to see them close up.

Our first picture and first door prize from Liz in Canada.She sent us a picture of her fabric choices.

Cleary in Florida

PJ Miller in Wisconsin

Jonnie in SC

Nancy in NY

Susan in MS found banana fabric!

Kathy J

Nancy M from CA - notice how she labels everything:-))

Clue Three from Susan

PJ in Wisconsin

Ruth H Clue Four

Susans Clue Four

Jana Blacker, Clue 4

from Becky

More from Nancy


Becky is using a green jelly roll and purple fat quarters.

Diane B

Nancy is making a QOV

Susan H


Kathy J

Ruth and Jack the Cat

Jonnie is SC

Vickie chose an unusual layout


Heather put dinosaurs in the border

Donna G

Barb in Wisconsin added a border

Diane's choices

Pretty in purple!

Laura in Texas


Nancy M

a fiery quilt from Lynda

Another purple quilt

a work in progress

from Carolyn S

from Pat W

from Kathy F

Judy G's layout

Raine used skulls in the border

from Pam in Indiana

Vickie finished hers with fleece

Carolyn added two borders


Krista added two borders, also.


If you make this quilt, please send me a picture, and I will add it here. 

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