Super Sunday Mystery Quilt, First Clue: Square in a Square Block

Square in a Square Block

Just a quick reminder:  you have only cut strips so far.  You will need to cut smaller pieces from those strips at each clue.  Sometimes you will cut strips down to make smaller strips.  For example, this clue has you cut a 4-3/4″ squares from a 9-1/2″ strip.  To do that, you would cut a 4-3/4″ x 9-1/2″ rectangle, then cut that rectangle in half to make two 4-3/4″ squares. Always save leftover fabric as you may need it for the next clue.

The first clue in the Three Cheers mystery quilt is a Square in a Square block.

The mystery has been solved.  You can see pictures and order the pattern at

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PS.  Anita sent us a picture of her cat helping out today.

Wednesday Whimsey

The Rules of Quilting. 


1. Always buy fabric no matter how much you already have
2. Sew All Day and All Night absolutely no cooking allowed
3. Use a lot of spit for tiny droplets of blood, this always makes the quilt personal
4. Always start a new quilt before the last one is finished.  This requires you to go back to step # 1
5.  Quilting scissors are used to cut fabric only. If they are used for anything else, refer to Rule 3.  (submitted by Theresa)

Do you have any to add?  Send me a note!

Don’t Miss the Blood Blue Moon

[This article is from]

The world was treated to a stellar show to start 2018 as the year’s first supermoon appeared on New Year’s Day. Now sky watchers are preparing for an even more rare event this month: a blue moon total lunar eclipse.

The month’s second full moon on Jan. 31 is known as a blue moon. The event will coincide with a total lunar eclipse, which is called a “blood moon” because of the reddish color people see during the eclipse. The rare combo of lunar events hasn’t been seen in over 150 years. Astronomers have to go all the way back to March 31, 1866 to find the last “Blue Blood Moon.”

To make the event even more spectacular, the full moon will also be a supermoon like the one on Jan. 1. Shortly before the blue moon starts, Earth’s lone natural satellite will reach a point known as perigee, where it is at its closest point to the planet and appears much larger to the naked eye.

So when and where can the “Super Blue Blood Moon” be seen?

The event will start in the early hours on Jan. 31 and last into the morning of Feb. 1. On America’s East Coast the eclipse will start coming into view at 5:51 a.m. and will give viewers in cities like New York only a small window to see the reddish moon. America’s West Coast will get the best look at the blood moon as the eclipse begins at 2:51 a.m. and will last through 6 a.m.

For people who miss the early morning moon show they can catch the blue moon portion of the event at night on Jan. 31, which will start at around 9:30 p.m. on the East Coast. Blue moons come around every 2.7 years, but this year’s may be a once in a lifetime sight.

In 2018, there are two Full Moons in both January and March in most time zones, which is sometimes called a double Blue Moon. Check the Moon Phase page to see if this is the case in your location.

Wednesday Whimsey

Wednesday Whimsey:

Three old women are sitting around a table playing bridge and bragging about their sons.

“My Freddie,” said Margaret, “Everyone should be so lucky to have a son like my Freddie. Once a week he brings me a huge bouquet of flowers, he’s constantly bringing me out to restaurants to eat, if I so much as hint that I want something the next morning it’s on my doorstep.”

“That’s very nice about your Freddie”, says Gertrude. “But with all due respect, when I think about the way my Sammy takes care of me, it just can’t compare. Every morning as soon as I wake up he greets me with bacon and freshly brewed coffee. Every lunch he comes over and cooks me a gourmet lunch, and every supper he brings me to his house for supper, he truly treats me like a queen.”

“WELL!” Says Barbara “I don’t want to make any of you feel bad or anything, but wait until you hear about my Harry.  Twice a week he pays someone $200 an hour just so he can lie on their couch and talk to them, and who do you think he speaks about at those prices?”

“I’ll tell you who he speaks about! ALL HE SPEAKS ABOUT IS ME!”

The quilt block shown is the 1904 Star Quilt Block.  For a link to the sewing directions, visit