Summer Mystery Quilt 2022 - Week 1
Join me on a quilting adventure this summer!
Let me guide you down this mysterious path where you will find and learn skills and techniques to take with you on your quilting summer adventure. The theme of this mystery is that nothing is what is seems - you never know what you might find around the corner when you take a new path.
Get to know yourself a little bit more with each stitch.
Let's unveil this mystery together!
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.
I will be using the Day Trip Linen Texture Bundle + 2 yards A-9057-L2
in all my pictures to show you the step by step.
There will be 2 size options for cutting - 6" block and 9" block finish.
Assembly directions are very similar for both sizes,
so please cut your fabric according to the size that you choose and then follow basic instructions.
Every week, I will showcase multiple color options for the fun and simple blocks.
You can use those color options as inspiration for placement of your fabrics.
For Block 1, you will need:
(These notions are just my recommendations)
• Fabrics (6 light/medium/dark pieces)
• Sew Daisy Fabric Markers (Use fabric markers to stay organized)
• Creative Grids® Stripology Mini Quilt Ruler or Ruler
• Aurifil Thread – 2370 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
We will be making 4 total Block 1s.
Begin by cutting strips from 6 fabrics (light, medium, and dark)
6" Finished Block
• 6 Fabrics - 1 strip each 1½" x WOF
9" Finished Block
• 6 Fabrics - 1 strip each 2" x WOF
To make it a little easier to work with the strips, I like them shorter,
so I cut my strips in half on the fold to approximately 1½" x 21".
Arrange your strips in color order from dark to light.
Watch the Block 1 video for more details.
Place your fabric strips right sides together and pin.
Sew strips into sets of two.
Note: Since we are creating a strip panel, it is important to use smaller stitch lengths.
Press open. Push seam allowance in one direction.
This is the perfect time to check your seam allowance. Your strip set of 2 strips should be 2½" width unfinished. If it is not, please adjust your 1/4" seam allowance.
Watch our video for more details.
Sew sets of two into a full panel of 6 strips. Your panel should be no smaller than 6½" width.
Repeat steps for a total of 2 panels 6½" x 21".
For 9" finished block, you will make 2 panels 9½" x 21".
Place your 6½" Creative Grids ruler on your panel, center it up, and cut 6½" square.
If needed, trim top and bottom.
9" finished Block you will be cutting 9½" x 9½" squares.
Edyta's Note: Notice the white line in the middle of your ruler at 3-1/4" mark.
I like to position that line on the middle seam.
Congratulations, your first block is finished!
Wasn't that fun and easy? I'm so proud of you. Now you know how to create a strip panel,
and I can't wait to show you how this can transform to another block design next week!