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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

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)

• Aurifil Thread – 2370 recommended

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

Block 1

We will be making 4 total Block 1s.

Cutting Directions:

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.

Block Assembly

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.

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!

Repeat steps for a total of 4 Block 1s.

Our Block 1s will be positioned as shown above in our Summer Mystery Quilt 2022 grid.

Notice the rotation of the block.


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!


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

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Jun 07, 2022

I am waiting for the background fabric which is on back order, but today I received my half yard bundle of the same fabrics Edyta is using , and oh my are they ever luscious! This will be the first time I am using only non-printed fabric for a quilt and seeing all the great colors I know it is going to be lovely! I am not on any of the social media sites so I won't be able to see what everybody else is doing.


Jun 06, 2022

How much of each of the 5 fabric pieces do I need for the 6" size or the 9"? And will two yards of the light background be enough for either size?

Jun 09, 2022
Replying to

I was wondering about that too. I am planning to use a FQ Bundle from Tilda and I have more than enough background fabric in my stash. The FQ Bundle should suffice, if I do the 6" blocks, but not if I choose the 9" blocks. It will be helpfull to find out, how many background squares there will be. I guess, we will have to be patient. After all, this is a mystery quilt 😍 Happy quilting everyone! 😀


Jun 05, 2022

Do I really need 8 yards of fabric for the smaller size? Seems like a lot. Looking forward to this project but want to make sure I get the right yardage.


Jun 05, 2022

Thank you Edyta, I appreciate you showing examples from different groups of fabrics


Jun 04, 2022

Edyta, thank you for your attention to detail. I've been quilting for 20 years and have already learned something new. Looking forward to next week!

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