February 2021 Mystery Quilt

This Mystery Quilt uses a lot of half-square triangles. We’ll be using the Magic 8 Method to make them, but if you hate making them, this is probably not the mystery for you! 

I made my version with three fabrics, plus a neutral. In my case, I chose blue, green, yellow, and white. However, you can make it with any colors, as long as they look nice together. I suggest you choose two dark value fabrics, one medium value, and a light value or neutral. You can even make it with scraps, if you want, although you may not be able to use the time-saving Magic 8 Method to make the half-square triangles unless you’re using fairly large scraps. 

The blue, yellow, and white fabrics will be cut in 2-1/2″ or 3″ squares, and the green fabric will be cut larger (4-1/2″) so you can choose a larger print for the green but I’d recommend a medium or small print for the yellow, blue, and white fabrics. I used solid colors in my version. 

Fabric Requirements

The finished size of this quilt is 88″ x 102″ 

Yardage (or equivalent in scraps)
  • Neutral: 4-1/2 Yards
  • Dark green: 1 yard
  • Blue: 1-3/8 yards
  • Yellow: 1-5/8 yards
  • Border fabric: 2-5/8 yards
  • 5 yards backing fabric
  • 5/8 yard binding fabric


  • The first clue will be sent at 8:00 AM (US Eastern time) on Friday, February 12
  • Subsequent clues will be sent every Friday at the same time. 
  • There are 5 clues total. 
  • After the mystery is over, you will be sent a complete PDF version of the pattern (retail value: $10).
February 2021 Mystery Quilt