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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


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)

• 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 2A Block 2B


Block 2


We will be making 8 total Block 2s.

4 Block 2As and 4 Block 2Bs


Cutting Directions:

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.



Block Assembly

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.


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.

Repeat steps for a total of 4 Block 2As and 4 Block 2Bs.


Our Block 2As and Block 2Bs will be positioned as shown above in our Summer Mystery Quilt 2022 grid.


INSPIRING COLOR OPTIONS





(For this color option, I have created 2 different panels, each 6½" x 21" to give an additional variety of fun colors)



(For this color option, I have created 2 different panels, each 6½" x 21" to give an additional variety of fun colors)


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


Happy Quilting!

Edyta


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

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Guest
Jun 11, 2022

I may have missed a step but I didn’t have enough to get 4 2A’s and 4 2B’s. With the one strip instructed. Were we to cut 2 strips for week 2? Even if I use strip set left over from week 1, I still don’t have enough to complete the blocks for week 2. Thanks, Edyta, for being patient and looking forward to end result :-)

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Jul 20, 2022
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I found I needed more than the two strips called for! I think part of the reason is cutting them in half to begin. That gives only 20 inches and when you divide by 3.5 there is a bit of waste. I agree the smaller strip is easier but you need to cut 3 of each strip not 2.

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Guest
Jun 10, 2022

Enjoying making these blocks. Edyta your tips are great!

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Guest
Jun 09, 2022

I am enjoying learning strip panels,and something fun❣️

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Jun 08, 2022

Will every block be made of these strips? Or will there be other designs? Thank you.

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Guest
Jun 09, 2022
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Although it is a Mystery, you will be learning new blocks an techniques every week!

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Jun 08, 2022

I am going to do this with the Day Trip grouping. I think it may be my first all solids quilt. But I want to make sure I understand the yardage requirements. If I want to do the larger blocks, I need to buy two bundles to have enough fabric? Or said another way ... 2 yards each of 8 different fabrics and 4 yards of the light neutral? Thanks!!

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Jun 09, 2022
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Thank you for your question. Yes, when doing the large blocks, make sure you double your fabric req's. Edyta will have some extra plans for your leftover fabrics towards the end of the project!

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