Thursday, April 25, 2024

Half and Half (Two-Colour Mystery) Parade of Quilt Tops

It's been a fun two months, watching Two-Colour Mystery quilts take shape.  It's a little daunting to start a project with absolutely no idea what it might look like.  Thank you to all who took the leap and followed the instructions every week.  I hope you all love the quilt you ended up with!

Half and Half : the Two-Colour Mystery Quilt revealed
This throw size version made with Stonehenge Gradations and Crackle fabrics from Northcott

In all 1,600 quilters signed up to receive the clues!  That blew me away!  While I'm sure some saved the clues to use at a later date, I know many quilters stitched away weekly to have a finished quilt top by this week.  If you're on Facebook, you can see many, many lovely versions of the project in the Quilting with Canuck Quilter group.  The range of fabric choices was inspiring.

18 quilters also emailed photos to share here on the blog.  

Let's start with some baby sized versions.

Diane W.

Gail W.

Katie May and @katiemaytoo on IG

Lori B.

Ioleen K.

Next up, some lap sized tops.  You'll notice a few with an alternate block layout. I love to see how quilters start with my pattern then make adjustments to suit their tastes.

Denise Jolly

Denny J.

Jayne S
Notice the lights in this one are scrappy!

Jeanne M.

Karen M.

Kathy Wolf

Lynn B.
Check out the closeup below to see the scrappy beauty.
Lynn B.

Lynda T.
Lots of scrappy goodness here too!

Here are some throw size versions.

Candy Kerber

Dawn N.

Janet L.
This was repurposed fabric - it used to be curtains!

Tanya F.

Finally, some quilters are still working on their quilts, but wanted to share their progress.

Marilyn B.

Vicky O.

If you didn't participate in the quilt-along but are now inspired to create your own version of the quilt, you can find the pattern Half and Half in my Etsy shop as a stand-alone pattern.  This version of the pattern includes 7 sizes, baby to king.

My next task is to figure out a quilting plan for my scrappy Half and Half, which I plan to quilt myself on my domestic sewing machine.  I'll start by stitching in the ditch and hope that inspiration will strike as I stitch.  Wish me luck!  


How will I quilt it?


  1. Every one is a gem! This was such a fun mystery quilt-along. Thank you so much for the pattern and the detailed instructions. My blocks are pieced together, but I went scrappy and need to find yardage for the borders.

  2. This was fun! I love all the variations. My mother just picked her final layout, so I hope to have the flimsy done this weekend and start thinking about the quilting!

  3. All beautiful quilts. I have two borders to sew on and I will post a picture on my instagram.

  4. Lots of great color choices and beautiful quilts! Thankfully no bats this time and I, too, am now trying to decide how to quilt my top. Thanks for a great quilt along!

  5. Wow! What a great response and how fabulous all the quilts look.

  6. Wonderful quilt parade. Congrats, everyone! They are all wonderful. Some had the blocks turned and I love that version too. Great quilt along, Joanne. ;^)

  7. Thanks for sharing these. I'm inspired with the different color and layout choices. Loved the quilt along and I will be making at least one more quilt with this pattern. ~Jeanne

  8. What a great parade!!! I love the variation of fabrics!
    I'm still working on borders and will post a pic when they're completed!
    It was a fun mystery quilt! Thank you!

  9. They are all beauties!! I see you decided to keep your turned block in the red quilt. 😉

  10. WOW!!! What a fantastic array of two-colour quilts! They're all fantastic!

  11. What a beautiful pattern. I loved strolling through such a variety of interpretations.


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