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Bold & Beautiful Mystery Quilt

The Bold and the Beautiful Mystery Quilt  a Full Size Quilt (80” x 82”)  

Dear BRAVE Mystery Hunter! You do not have to have all of your fabrics picked out  before the first class. 

You are SO INTREPID to take on a mystery and be brave enough to take on making a quilt just one step at a  time!!!  

To get started on this project, choose an inspiration fabric!  

This inspiration fabric will be a large scale fabric or something that you really love! Then you will start  to make a color story around it. It can be all patterns or a variety of things that you think are  interesting together. You do not have to have everything all picked out before class.  

The first class session will be all about picking fabrics to create the quilt. In that class you will see how  to cut and sew the first pieces and you will have a week to mull it over and collect things and sew a  little before the second class! Your fellow mystery hunters will show their inspiration pieces and we  can discuss things that might work and those which might not work.  

Through the upcoming days I will send out some color story photos of quilts that have been made  using the Bold and Beautiful pattern. I hesitate to do this because I don’t want you to think that you  need to make the quilt in the colors or fabrics I share. What I would like you to see in the fabric stories  I send out is the versatility of the pattern and the interesting combinations which can be made.  

LEADING UP to Session ONE of the Bold and the Beautiful quilt class I will be out of town solving  another Mystery; the mystery of Will John marry Lauren at the Black Tie Wedding in Oregon?… and  will not be available to discuss your fabrics personally.  

Once class starts, you will be able to email me and I will be there to help you with the clues. I am  available for in-person personal consultations. My consultation fee is $50.00 per hour with a one hour  minimum charge.


Bold and Beautiful Supply list  

Choose a color story and get large-scale and patterned fabrics in three groupings, A, B & C.  

The following is a recipe not a chemical equation. You can begin on Class Day One with what you have pulled  together in advance of the class and then add and subtract as you begin to make the units.  

As the Mystery Ruler is a mystery and you can’t see it until after the first day. Plan to go to Wooden  Gate Quilts to purchase it after the class begins. You can pick up missing fabric elements at that  time. 

For the quilt center area Option One: 

7 pieces ¼ yard each of lights/medium lights and/or one color (Fabrics A)  1 piece 1 ¾ yard of a contrast fabric (Fabric B)  

7 pieces ¼ yard each of medium/ medium darks to darks and/or a different color  (Fabrics C) 

For the quilt center area Option Two: 

7 pieces ¼ yard each of lights/medium lights or one color (Fabrics A)  7 pieces ¼ yard each of mediums or a different color (Fabrics B) 

7 pieces ¼ yard each of medium darks to darks or a different color (Fabrics C) 

For the quilt center area Option Three: 

Up to 21 pieces ¼ yard each of different fabrics  

Other Fabrics needed to complete the quilt: 

For a border: 1 ½ yard  

Binding: ¾ yard 

Backing: 5 yards 

Required Notion: Mystery Ruler available at Woodengate after the first class meeting. 

Pattern: A $10.00 pattern will be charged when you purchase the class (you will receive a  full printed pattern at the conclusion of the Mystery.) 

Choosing Fabric 

Eventually you will group your fabrics in groups of three; an A, a B, and a C fabric. Each  grouping should have a variety of color and or pattern. 

This pattern can showcase a single fabric the center of each “grouping” In that case purchase the B  fabric as one large piece (1 ¾ yard). 

A B & C fabrics can be: 

• Lights, mediums, and darks 

• Warm & cool colors and a zinger 

• Two wedges on the color wheel and a complimentary color  

- such as pink & red with a blue or green & blue with a pink/coral/purple 

• All of a fun rainbow line of fabric like a Tula Pink line. 

• All of a line of a fabric you like with large scale like Anna Maria Horner or the Kaffe Fasset  Collective


For the record: I made one quilt in all reds (Fabrics A) and pinks (Fabrics C) with a blue black  (fabric B). Option One.  

I made one quilt with random bits from my stash in lights and blues and pinks. Option Two  

I made one quilt with mostly Kaffe Fassett Collectives fabrics and my sister in law has made two  with all large scale fabrics from Anna Maria Horner Conservatory. Option Three  

I have preordered the Tula Pink Curiouser fabrics and plan to make an option One or Three quilt  with them.  

In the Class Session One you will cut your fabrics and straight sew using a ¼” seam. You will need: 

-Rotary cutters and a rotary mat 

-Rotary ruler 

-A sewing machine set up for sewing a quarter-inch seam 


This is a ZOOM class.  Supply list and Zoom invite will arrive mysteriously before the first class. Even Wooden Gate Staff is clueless!

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Instructor: Alethea Ballard

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.