“The quilters are on the brink of discovery and embark on their perilous journey, guided by the ancient map, their unwavering spirit, and their guide, Izzy. The river roars beneath them, its currents challenging their resolve. But they press on, fueled by the allure of the hidden treasure that awaits.
As they reach the opposite shore, a surge of excitement fills the air. The quilters step onto the unknown terrain, their hearts beating in anticipation. Following the map's instructions, they navigate through dense foliage and rocky paths, their eyes scanning the surroundings for any sign of the treasure's location.
Their perseverance leads them to a hidden cave, concealed by nature's artistry. With a sense of awe, they enter, their breaths held in anticipation of what lies within. The flickering light of their lanterns reveals a hidden room adorned with red and white quilts, each one a testament to the artistry and skill of those who came before.
Intrigued, the quilters examine the quilts, running their fingers over the vibrant fabric. It is within this room that they discover a quilt unlike any other, its design woven with cryptic patterns. They recognize it as the final clue, the key that will unlock the treasure they have sought.
The final clue has a path that reveals the exact location of the treasure, guiding them deeper into the depths of the cave. With lanterns held high, they navigate through twisting passages until they reach a chamber bathed in an ethereal glow. There, hidden within a crevice, they find a chest adorned with carvings of stars and waves.
The quilters exchange triumphant glances, their hands trembling as they unlock the chest. Within, they find a treasure that surpasses their wildest dreams—a collection of precious fabrics, vintage quilting tools, and a note that speaks of the joy and camaraderie experienced throughout their journey."
Clue #4 will need to be completed. You should notice the beautiful design combines the friendship star block and the surprise nine-patch block to create a multi-dimensional pattern. Let's showcase this simple yet intricate pattern by adding a thin red inner border and a white outer border blocked by red square corners. You'll love the simplicity of these borders yet the dynamic effect on the quilt pattern itself.
Note: Correction from Week 1: Total white fabric should be 3 yds. You may need extra white fabric to complete the border.
Cut eight (8) 1-1/2" strips by Width of Fabric (WOF)
Cut four (4) 3 1/2" squares
Cut eight (8) 3 1/2" strips by WOF
Join two 1 1/2" red strips and trim the ends to remove the holes and fringe. Put Right Sides Together (RST) and join together at the ends to make one long strip. Press then repeat until you have four long strips.
Join two 3 1/2" white strips and trim the ends to remove the holes and fringe. Put Right Sides Together (RST) and join together at the ends to make one long strip. Press then repeat until you have four long strips.
Align one long red strip RST to the side of the pieced top. Sew then press seam towards the red border then use your rotary cutter to trim the extra red strip. Repeat for the other side of the pieced top. Now add the red strip to the top. Sew, press, trim them repeat for the bottom.
Align one long white strip RST to each side of the pieced top. Sew then press seam towards the white border then use your rotary cutter to trim the extra white strip.
Measure the width of the top along the red border only. (Do not measure with the side white strips.) Cut the white strip to equal the width of the red border plus 1/2" inch.
Sew one red 3 1/2" square to each end of the white strip and place RST to the top. Sew and press. Repeat Step 5 and 6 to complete the bottom. Give the top one final crisp press.
Take a picture a post your completed top on Instagram and include #roseizzyquilts
Can't wait to see all your gorgeous creations! Join the final week for inspiration and options for binding and quilting.
The Finale Awaits!
"In this moment of triumph, the quilters understand that the true treasure lies not only in the physical riches before them but also in the bonds forged, the skills honed, and the memories created. They celebrate their accomplishment, cherishing the lessons learned and the friendships formed along the way.
Week 5 marks the pinnacle of their quest, a culmination of their collective efforts. The quilters emerge from the hidden cave, carrying with them the treasures of discovery and a renewed passion for quilting. With their hearts alight, they look forward to the final week, eager to share the fruits of their journey and celebrate their triumph as a united community of quilters.
As the week draws to a close, the quilters reflect on the extraordinary adventure that has unfolded, savoring the anticipation of the final reveal. Their spirits soar, their hearts brimming with gratitude for the remarkable experiences they have shared. Together, they have unraveled the mysteries of the Red Sky by Night Mystery Quilt and discovered the true essence of the journey—a celebration of creativity, camaraderie, and the enduring power of quilting."
Join us as we approach the climax of our tale, a thrilling conclusion that will forever weave the Red Sky by Night Mystery Quilt into the fabric of our memories. Stay tuned for the grand finale!