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Mystery Monday Finale

Having hunted out your units we look at putting them together this week. The version shown on the worksheet isn’t the only possibility and Chris has played around with her units turning them this way and that

before deciding on one, sewing it all together and adding a couple of borders.

Then there is the matter of quilting. In the ditch? Something a little more adventurous? In the end it was a mixture of the two. The birds in the border fabric were traced and turned into quilting stencils and stitched in various bits of the quilt. A variegated thread was used to stitch in the ditch around some more prominent parts of the design and a wiggly line was quilted in the borders –

And the finished quilt – (which possibly needs more quilting in the border . . . . one day)

We hope we will get to see photos of your finished Mystery Quilts – email them or post on Instagram and tag us!

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Mystery Monday Step 8

The final step – it all comes together this week.

Download the instructions for Step 8 here and then go and find all the units you have made, which should look a little like these –

Come back tomorrow for a few more ideas – there’s more than the one(s) on the worksheet. You may have already had those ideas yourselves, of course!

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Mystery Monday Step 7

This week you will need fabric B from Step 1, the remaining units from Step 2, and units from Step 4. More sewing things together to make bigger bits!

Download the instructions for Step 7 here before you go in search of those elusive bits and pieces. These are what you should be searching for –

Step 8 will follow on June 28th.

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Mystery Monday Step 4

Find the pieces from Step 3 (earlier this month!) ready for Step 4 with a little more stitching and cutting – or possibly cutting and stitching. . .

Download Step 4 instructions here and then go and search for the Step 3 bits and pieces which should look a little like –

Step 5 should appear here on Monday May 10th.

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Mystery Monday Step 3

A little more cutting and stitching this week.

You will need fabrics A, D and F – hope you remembered to label them!

Download Step 3 Instructions here. You should end up with a few things looking a little like these. Label them and put them safe as you will need them again.

See you back here for Step 4 on April 26th.

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Mystery Monday

It’s back! A mystery quilt step posted on Mondays – not every Monday as last time but every other week starting on March 15th. You have a month to choose / acquire some fabric for this one. It’s not huge – it will finish at about 32 inches square without borders.

You can download the Needs list here. This was the fabric Chris chose to make it.

Choose your fabrics from 2 colour families that go together. If you don’t have yardage you could use scraps or fat quarters of fabrics that are the same colour or very similar.

Those of you who have been following us for a while and have long memories may remember this one from several years back, but that’s no reason not to have a go this time – new fabrics, new ideas! It’s possible we might join in too . . . in fact – here is Chris’s fabric choice for this time – note that the lights and darks have swapped places compared with ten years ago; and you can do the same if you wish.

Make a note on your calendar or in your diary :- Step 1 March 15th. See you then.