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Spring Mystery Quilt 2023 - Week 1

Come grow with me as a quilter this spring!

Let us wander through a garden of fabrics as we stitch together this mysterious pattern.

Watch your skills and techniques blossom on this quilting journey.

Let's unveil this mystery together!


Like a plant, starting small and growing big,

we will first sprout some small leaves before we grow and sew some larger ones.

Below is all the information you need to prepare and cut your fabric before

joining me on our YouTube Channel for step by step instructions.

(Make sure you read through all of the instructions before you begin!)


I will be using the Secret Garden Bundle + 2½ yards of A-292-L

in all my pictures to show you the step by step.


But do not worry if you are not using this bundle, I would love to still inspire you every week,

by sharing multiple color options for the fun and simple blocks.

You can use those color options as inspiration for placement of your fabrics.

For Week 1, you will need:

(These notions are just my recommendations)

Fabrics (2 medium/dark pieces) and 1 light background

Sew Daisy Fabric Markers (Use fabric markers to stay organized)

• Creative Gird Rulers: 4½" x 12½" and 6½" square

• Aurifil Thread – 2312 or 2325 recommended

Olfa Rotary and Blades

Edyta’s Tip: Always have a stash of fresh blades for your rotary and remember to change yours often. for the cleanest cuts.

Sewline Fabric Pencil, Best Press, Pins, Scissors, and fresh Microtex Needles 70/10

Check out our Spring Mystery Quilt Sewing Basket on the website for all your quilting needs!


Lets start with a small leaf, and let your quilting garden grow.





Small Leaf

4 ½" x 4 ½" unfinished


We will be making 4 total Small Leaf.








Cutting Directions:

Cut (for four blocks):

Light Background Fabric: 8 - 2½" squares

Dark Fabric: 4 - 4½" squares


Block Assembly

Place 2 light squares on opposite corners of the dark square, right sides together as shown.


With fabric pencil, draw a diagonal line

from corner to corner on the wrong side of light squares.


Watch the Week 1 Video for more details.


Pin each square in place.


Sew on the diagonal lines using you Aurifil thread and Microtex Needle.


Trim 1/4" from the stitching.


Press open the corners to form the triangles.

Push seam allowance towards the dark.

Trim if needed.

Repeat steps for a total of 4 Small leaves, 4 ½" x 4 ½" unfinished.






Large Leaf

5 ½" x 5 ½" unfinished


We will be making 4 total Large leaves.









Cutting Directions:

Cut (for four blocks):

Light Background Fabric: 8 - 3" squares

Medium Fabric: 2 - 5⅞"square cut diagonally into 4 HSTs

Dark Fabric: 2 - 5⅞" square cut diagonally into 4 HSTs


Block Assembly

Arrange 1 HST from medium fabric and 1 HST dark fabric as shown above.


Lay right sides together, pin, and sew.


Press and trim to 5½" HST unit.


Watch the Week 1 Video for more details.

Place 2 light squares on opposite corners of the dark square, right sides together as shown.

With your fabric pencil, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of your light squares.


Sew on the diagonal lines. Trim 1/4" from the stitching.


Press open the corners to form the triangles.

Push seam allowance towards the dark.

Trim if needed.

Repeat steps for a total of 4 Large leaves, 5½" x 5 ½" unfinished.



Watch our YouTube Channel for step-by-step instructions.


Congratulations, your first two blocks are finished!

Wasn't that fun and easy? I'm so proud of you.

Our garden is beginning to grow!


Click here to download a PDF copy of Spring Mystery Quilt 2023 - Week 1.



INSPIRING COLOR OPTIONS

If you would like to, you can use more than 2 color options for your leaves.

Look at the color inspirations below!


Secret Garden Bundle




Spring Garden Bundle




Rose Garden Bundle




Berry Garden Bundle




Winter Garden Bundle



These are just a few of our fabric options- I can't wait to see what you create!

Visit our website for more stunning collections.



Happy Quilting!

Edyta


Please remember to share your progress photos to Instagram and Facebook!

Tag us @laundrybasketquilts and #springmystery2023

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