Cotton Cuts Mystery Quilt Mystery Quilt Alongs

Piazza Puzzle Mystery Quilt – Clue #1

It’s hard to believe, but here I am already starting my second Cotton Cuts puzzle mystery quilt. I had so much fun making the last one that when they asked me to blog about their latest one I jumped at the chance. This time I am doing the small version of the Maggiore colorway. It is a festive combination of red, white and blue fabrics that are from the Spangled by Wishwell collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Join me as I assemble clue number 1 of the Piazza puzzle mystery quilt!

Disclosure: Items used in this post were generously provided by Cotton Cuts.

As with my last mystery quilt called Sew Sweet, I will be doing a video tutorial to help you out. If you head over to my YouTube channel you will find all of the steps numbered in the video’s description. I find that helpful for folks if they are stuck on one particular section.

Puzzle Mystery Tips

Here are a couple of tips that I have learned after doing these quilts.

  1. Take a picture of the color/fabric chart on the back of your pamphlet. If you lose it, that photo will come in very handy.
  2. Label the sections when you are done with a particular clue. I forgot to do that with one month of the other quilt I am making and it took a while to find out which section was which. You’ll be glad you did when you are trying to assemble the quilt at the end of the 10 months.
  3. Follow the pressing directions on the pattern. The pattern writers have really good pressing directions. If you press as indicated by the arrows you should have no problem with assembly.
  4. There is a facebook group for all of the mystery quilters. I suggest joining it because it is a great place to ask questions and see other people’s work. You can also show off your own progress.

I’d love to know what colorway you are working on. Say hi in the comments and let me know. If you have any questions about the piazza puzzle mystery quilt, I’ll be happy to answer them.

Happy Quilting! – Claudia


  1. Elaine

    August 3, 2022 at 12:15 PM

    Hi Claudia, I’m Elaine, a wet-behind-the-ears quilt beginner and this is my first mystery quilt and my first quilt-along. I’m making the small quilt with the Venezia color way, because I, too, love vivid colors. I greatly look forward to and appreciate your videos as we move through each clue.
    Just to jump off the dive board into deep water, I’m also plan to participate in the block challenge swap. Will you be doing that too? I’m going to create a test block with my own fabric and then use the beautiful deep red sample that Cotton Cuts sent me plus something from my small stash . Wish me luck in these endeavors 😁

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      August 8, 2022 at 7:33 AM

      Hi Elaine – I’m so glad you are quilting along with me. I appreciate it. You got a gorgeous colorway. I am not doing the block swap. Good luck with your quilt. You will do great! Thanks for saying hi!

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