Through the Garden Gate - the Mystery is Revealed

Ten months ago, we started the adventure of Through the Garden Gate.

This Mystery quilt has been so much fun and I have loved watching the progress of detectives as they have posted their clues in our facebook group, which has now grown to over 400 members around the globe.

Before the Mystery started, this colour chart was all people knew about what they would end up with ...

#TeamZinnia (2)As the months went on, pre cut pieces arrived through the mail to make the various sections

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On Friday, Kim from Cotton Cuts did the Big Reveal of the quilt on facebook live, direct from Valley Industries where the US Mystery packs are all cut and packed. You can watch the video and catch up with ace quilter Lincoln's great jokes here

We have been doing a blog hop while making this Mystery, and each month a celebrity blogger has been making one of the clues. The blocks have all been signed, and Kim has now put them together in the completed quilt.... ta da........


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'Through the Garden Gate' quilt measuring 48" x 60"

This unique quilt complete with signed blocks is being raffled off in aid of Valley Industries, a sheltered workshop which provides fantastic opportunities for some great folks. It's not too late to enter the raffle, you can purchase tickets here:


The quilt has signatures from all these bloggers, I'd like to thank all of them for donating time from their busy schedules.

Nicole Young (
Cheryl Sleboda (
Plus yours truly
Sheila Christensen ( with guest blogger Kim Moos
As well as this colourway, 'Through the Garden Gate' was made in lots of other colours. The fabrics were all pre-cut and ready to sew, and detectives had great fun making the clues each month. If you join our Facebook Group you will be able to see all of the photos posted by members, the difference in the colourways is amazing!
I made my own version in Moda Grunge fabrics. This is the large size pattern (72" x 72")
NEW MYSTERY - This Way and That Way
I am really excited to announce that Kim will be running another of my Puzzle Mystery designs soon. Sign ups will be open at on May 25th. Bookmark her site now and be ready for more Puzzle Adventures!



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