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Summer Mystery Quilt 2022 - Week 5

Updated: Jun 29, 2022

Wow, you guys did GREAT last week!

I am so impressed by all your hard work. You will be using techniques you learned last week again this week.

With each different cut and panel, we can create all kinds of block combinations, making each week its own little mysterious surprise. When life gives you scraps, turn them into a quilt!

For Block 5, you will need:

(These notions are just my recommendations)

Fabrics (3 light/medium/dark and 1 light background)

• 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 5A Block 5B



We will be making 8 total Block 5s. 4 Block 5As and 4 Block 5Bs


Begin by cutting strips from 3 light/medium/dark fabrics and 1 light background fabric:

6" Finished Block

1 Medium Fabric - 1 strip 1⅞" x WOF 1 Light Fabric - 1 strip 1½" x WOF 1 Dark Fabric - 1 strip 2½" x WOF

1 Light Fabric - 1 strip 1½" x WOF

1 Medium Fabric - 1 strip 1⅞" x WOF

1 Light Background Fabric - 1 strip 7¼" x WOF cut into 4 sqaures (7¼" x 7¼")


9" Finished Block

1 Medium Fabric - 1 strip 2⅜" x WOF 1 Light Fabric - 1 strip 2" x WOF 1 Dark Fabric - 1 strip 3½" x WOF

1 Light Fabric - 1 strip 2" x WOF

1 Medium Fabric - 1 strip 2⅜" x WOF 1 Light Background Fabric - 1 strip 10¼" x WOF cut into 4 sqaures (10¼" x 10¼")

Cut each strip in half on fold. Arrange your strips as shown above.



Place your top two fabric strips right sides together and pin.

Repeat for bottom two strips.

Sew it together, then sew it to the center strip.

Note: Since we are creating a strip panel, it is important to use smaller stitch lengths.

Push seam allowance towards the outside.

Repeat steps for a total of 2 panels 7¼" x 21".


For 9" block, you will make 2 panels 10¼" x 21".


Out of the panels, cut 4 squares 7¼" x 7¼". For 9" finished block, cut 4 squares 10¼" x 10¼".

Cut twice diagonally to create Quarter Square Triangles (QSTs).

This is how your QSTs should look.

From 7¼" light background strip, cut 4 squares 7¼" x 7¼", then cut twice diagonally to create 16 QSTs.

For 9" finished block, from 10¼" light background strip, cut 4 squares 10¼" x 10¼", then cut twice diagonally to create 16 QSTs.


Arrange 2 panel QSTs and 2 light background QSTs as shown above. Place light QSTs over panel QSTs, right sides together, and pin.

Sew units together, and press seam allowances towards light.

Pin units right sides together and sew. Press seams and trim to 6½" x 6½". 9" finished Block you will be trimming to 9½" x 9½" unfinished square.


Repeat steps above, but with the opposite two panel QSTs.

Press seams and trim to 6½" x 6½". 9" finished Block you will be trimming to 9½" x 9½" unfinished square.

Repeat for a total of 4 Block 5As and 4 Block 5Bs.


Our Block 5As and Block 5Bs will be positioned as shown above in our Summer Mystery Quilt 2022 grid.









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
Jul 09, 2022

Thank you for getting back to me .. i received the answer and completed all week 5 and half of week 6 today. I barely had anything to trim in week 5 so either my seams were spot on or way off lol. Thank you for pushing me out of myvcomfort zone. This is the first time ive tried one of your quilts because i always thought they were way above my skill level.. and some are. Butthis quilt is proving that over time we do get better.. cant wait to see whats in store for us next week !

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Jul 05, 2022

Still waiting to hear what the order of fabrics is supposed to be ... stips are cut and ready... it doesnt look like a difficult block so i dont think it will take long to get them done . Maybe wednesday she will address thexquestion. In the meantime,happy july 4th !

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Jul 02, 2022

Hi everyone ..i have a question... is the order of the strips medium,light dark,ligght and medium? Its hard for me to see the difference in the instructions ..thanks !

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Jul 05, 2022
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Yes. Med, Light, Dark, Light, Med - She has them listed in that order as well in the cutting instructions. :-) Happy sewing!

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Guest
Jul 01, 2022

I'm enjoying the Summer Mystery Quilt but I have a question about week 5. If we are pressing towards the light background fabric then how do we manage the twisted seam allowance at the center?

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Jul 03, 2022
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I’ve decided to press that seam open because I’m not getting a response to my question. These comments are very hard to find. & I don’t use instagram so I’m not seeing any pictures.

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Guest
Jun 30, 2022

I have made my strip sets but by the math each half strip set only gets 2- 7.25 blocks from each strip set. Please verify.

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Jul 05, 2022
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Yes, that confused me at first until I reread the instructions carefully. You only need 4 strip-pieced 7.25 inch squares - 2 from each half strip set. Each of the resulting 4 squares will be cut diagonally into 16 QST's. You'll use 2 QST's for each of the 8 blocks you piece together by also using the 16 QST's that you cut from your 4 light background squares.

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