The Mystery Quilt

mystery quilt

One of the quilting industries top designers, Abbie Searle, will be submitting her exclusive patterns each month for our members to follow and create this mystery piece for themselves.

For those of you who prefer to purchase the fabric to match the Mystery Quilt, Abbie Searle will be offering fabric kits. These will be available to purchase through Abbie Searle’s UKQU store, with new kits added monthly.

Read the latest Mystery Quilt posts

Mystery Quilt 2018….. ‘A Colourful Outlook On Life!’

Just a few words of introduction to the Mystery Quilt I’ve been honoured to design & make for you….. It’s title, “A Colourful Outlook On Life”, hopefully tells of colour and joy, achievement & creativity in the making. We’re very lucky to be using Makower Fabrics, the range being Linen Texture.  They’re all plain colours,…

AbbieAnne Searle……this is me, Textile Artist, P&Q Nut, Teacher, Speaker, Author (and obviously very shy of course!)

Hello Everybody!! I’m the one lucky enough to be designing the Mystery Quilt!!!  (I’m also the one the poor site admins have been struggling with, techno-hopeless is me!!)  I’m also the one with very cerise hair, or possibly rainbow hair, depends on the day and the show, I think some of you may well know…

Order your Mystery Now!!

Hello Peeps! Well, what a wonder!  We’re here with a live site and everything!!! Block 1 Kits & patterns (full sized paper pattern with instruction) are now available on this site in my abbieanne shop…. the rest of the blocks will become available monthly as we go.  We’re also busy looking at a full kit…

‘Just’ a self-employed crafter?………

Hi there! I was recently asked to do a bit about copying of patterns and designs and all the contention that involves. Obviously I feel quite strongly on this subject, it being my baked-beans on toast.  So I’m on a bit of a mission today, for several reasons, well life in general as it goes.…

Here we go!! Mystery & BOM’s away!!!

Amazing!! Yep, that’s you’s! Such a take up of the Mystety Quilt, be it patterns or kits.  Thank you!  And it’s not too late to join us. You should all have had your patterns and instructions…….may I just say?….. ACCURACY and TAKE YOUR TIME!  (apparently I just shouted that at all of you, seems capitals…

Mystery Block 2  & Dragonfly 3 now available……….and STUFF!!!

Hi Everybody!! I hope you’re all well?…… ……..there’s too much of this coughing lark going on for my liking, I’ve been laid up with bugs!   I had to cancel going to the Duxford Show before the weather had even kicked in.  Not a jolly thing, but it has allowed me to get on with…

Continuing Mystery’s and their preparation for the quilting Public….

block 4 and some amazing work being produced!  Well done all those taking part, there’s beginners and not so beginners amongst you and you’re all doing fabulously!   I’m loving the fabric variations and everything!!……… It’s never too late to join us, patterns are available in my shop on this site……..   ***************************************************************************************************************************   I…

June Mystery Days….

Hello Everybody! We’re in June, we’re on Block 5 of the Mystery Quilt and things are looking fabulous everywhere!!  There are some stunning blocks being made……some with kits that are looking a lot like the original quilt, including very wonderful stitcheries (far better than mine!)….. and some with your own choices of fabrics which are…

Bondaweb & Mystery stuff!…….

Hi Everybody!! Its not such a lovely day weather wise in North Cornwall today, but it is perfect for a bit of patchwork and blogging me feels!! 😉 The jolly Bods, the ‘powers that be’, asked me to do a review of Bondaweb……well, what happened woz……..  an applique wall-hanging with loads of intricacies, (no point…

Mystery Two!!!  …….Rubies & Cream BOM! 

I’z very excited and a bit surprised even! I’ve been busy working on my next Mystery Quilt BOM for UKQU.  I believe in and am known for, making ‘design developments’ throughout my patterns and classes, in fact my regular students shout it back at me frequently!  ………What has happened with this latest design has astounded…

The Mystery Continues……..

A Colourful Outlook on Life has reached block 8 with block 9 posting out very soon……. how quickly this year has gone!?  I really am having trouble comprehending where the time has gone!! If you want to join us with the Mystery it’s never too late!  Patterns and kits are available from my shop here…

In Full View!!!……. 

The Mystery Quilt is no longer a Mystery!!!………  and……. breathe!!! As promised, it has loads of colour & balancing and improving techniques based on an English Country Garden using Makower’s fabric range ‘Linen Texture’. It’s really rather nerve-racking this Mystery Quilt Stuff!!  It’s always so much fun watching others take your design and make it…

Cats and threads and ribbons……. a few words of warning…..

It was raining quite heavily overnight in Cornwall, well to be honest it was chucking it down!  Wind, rain, loads of noise, cold and horrid basically……. I was awake about 4.30, so I truddles off into the front room to do a bit, as you do, gave the cats a few treats on the way…..a…

Abbie Suggests…..a 2019 challenge for you but also keeping it a mystery!  

I was busy reading a thread on the UKQU Facebook Page about BOM’s and Mystery Quits for 2019.  Lots of interesting suggestions and links to all of us Designery-types (including me putting my pennyworth in!). I’ve had an idea, I think it will work large scale, we’ll find out shall we?!!  Let me put you…

Mystery Quilt(s), Updates and stuff and NEW stuff!!

Hello Everybody!! Life’s been happening at a rate of knots again, where has January disappeared to??  I’d like to update you all on a few things and introduce my new Mystery Quilt to you……. Abbie Suggests 2019 Challenge is well under way, if you wish to join us please message me for your personal challenge!…

Festival of Quilts…. from how I see it, feel it, work it…….

Where to start?……. at the  beginning, as an eager beaver beginner, scarred stiff when I looked at the displayed quilts, would I make something so wonderful and complicated, could I make even?! ……for many years I was just a visitor, jostling, bumping, stretching through between others, ferreting into low corners of stands to see what…

Rubies & Cream Unveiled…….

Finally I can show the world our latest (our 3rd already!!) finished UKQU Mystery Quilt!  A year in the making.  A quilt of 2 halves….. the background is a full sized not so traditional, traditional sampler (its been Abbie-fied), once that was made in RUBIES, a CREAM appliqué has been applied to the whole of…

‘Double Snuggle’  Free BOM 

Hi Everybody!! Here’s my new design especially made for UKQU members! I’ve been cheeky and copied the introduction for you so you can see do you fancy joining us, you might be tempted into buying fabrics at the Festival of Quilts? If you wish to take part you will find the link leading you to…

Double Snuggle!!…… Deco Days & Rubies and Cream………and Stuff!

Hello Everybody!! Time for an update with the latest Mystery Quilt, ‘Deco Days’, R&C & the free BOM, ‘Double Snuggle’ and stuff in general…. Deco Days is storming along!!  We’re at 14 blocks out of 20, of the photos I’ve seen in the help/support group they’re looking fantastic!!  I really can’t wait to see the…

Stuff and The Cupboard…….

As some of your will know, I teach in my ‘Cupboard’, my Cupboard is in my garden in Wadebridge, North Cornwall…….. I’m going to ramble for a few mins here, I feel the need, bare with me please!…….. When I stop and think about my life I feel lucky beyond measure, I should stop and…