Summer Mystery Quilt 2022 - Week 2
Updated: Jun 24, 2022
Thank you all for taking the time to come and quilt with me.
I am SEW excited to show you all our next block!
Below is all the information you need to prepare 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 2, you will need:
(These notions are just my recommendations)
• Fabrics (6 medium/dark)
• 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
Block 2A Block 2B
We will be making 8 total Block 2s.
4 Block 2As and 4 Block 2Bs
Begin by cutting strips from 6 fabrics (light, medium, and dark)
6" Finished Block
• 6 Fabrics - 2 strips each 1½" x WOF
9" Finished Block
• 6 Fabrics - 2 strips 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 21" long.
Arrange your strips in color order from dark to light.
Watch the Block 2 video for more details.
Place your fabric strips right sides together and pin.
Sew into 3 sets of two strips.
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.
If it is not, please adjust your 1/4" seam allowance.
For the 9" finished block, you are sewing 2" strips and your strip set of 2 strips should be 3½" width.
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 to make a total of 3 panels 6½" x 21".
For 9" finished block, you will make 4 panels 9½" x 21".
Place your 6½" Creative Grids ruler on your panel, center it up, and cut sixteen 3½" x 6½" rectangles.
If needing, trim top and bottom.
For 9" finished block, you will cut 5" x 9½" rectangles.
Edyta's Note: Notice the white line in the middle of your ruler at 3-1/4" mark. I like to position that line in the right on the middle seam.
Block 2A Block 2B
Arrange 3½" x 6½" rectangles as shown above to create Block 2s.
Please pay attention to the rotation of dark fabric. It is different for Block 2A and Block 2B.
You will create 4 Block 2As and 4 Block 2Bs.
Sew rectangles together. Trim to 6½" x 6½".
9" finished block: Trim to 9½" x 9½" squares.
Press seam allowances open.