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Murder Mystery Quilt Planning

A (mustang) Sally Tully Mystery Quilt

First of all, there will be no blood and gore in this story. I’m not saying someone won’t die, their death will be a mystery, that’s all.

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I am a connoisseur of murder mystery books and shows. One thing I’ve learned, the writers have a formula, or pattern, just like quilters. Am I right?

Someone’s found dead, the killer shows up early in the story (you just don’t know it yet), a detective is involved in solving the crime.

I’m mulling around a few ideas for how to run this mystery quilt. While none of these are set in stone, here’s a hint of what to expect.

  • Clues start in September 2023
  • There will be 5 suspects and 5 quilt blocks
  • The detective will be a bit clumsy but loveable
  • The characters will be introduced every week after a fabric pull introduction and followed by a “who done it” quilt block arrangement
  • You’re invited to share your quilt progress along with your “who done it” clue discussion here on this blog and on my Facebook and Instagram pages
  • I still need a catchy name for the story, one that will make a good hashtag for social media
  • Hashtags will help to find other quilter’s progress and thoughts
  • Story clues will be provided by email and include a link to a downloadable pdf for your quilt block directions and fabric suggestions
  • The planned size of the quilt will be a lap size

Why am I doing this crazy fun thing?

  • I love murder mysteries and mystery quilts
  • I hope to make new quilt friends
  • I like to see how other quilters chose colors
  • Sometimes people can feel isolated and want to participate in a group activity without traveling and spending a bunch of money (so they can buy more fabric, patterns and machinery)
  • This mystery quilt is completely free
  • Warning——I am not a mystery writer (but a good quilt block writer) and these characters and events are totally out of my imagination

I hope you can sign up, many of you already have, thank you!

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