Mystery Monday 7 – Step Eleven

If you can bear the excitement this week we continue making up blocks from all that labelled stuff you kept safe.  Download this week’s instructions here.

Block 2 looks like this

and is made as follows

2 Unit 4 from Step 9 at the top corners

2 Unit 3 from Step 8 at the bottom corners

4 Flying Geese 3 units from Step 5 north, south, east and west

1 C square from Step 1 at the centre

As before, lay out the units and assemble into strips.  Press and trim then join the strips to make the block. Follow the diagram above carefully.

Make a total of 4 Block 2, press and trim.

Label as Block 2 and put back in the safe place.

Mystery Monday 7 – Step Ten

And so the weeks roll on – you’ll be relieved to know there are no more units of any kind!  Download the printable instructions here.   Please note: Barbara has added a second picture to this post which is not included in the printable format (don’t ask, its just one of those division of labour things, and its Barbara’s problem fault).

This week we start to assemble units so you will need to retrieve all that labelled stuff that has gathered in your safe place over the past few weeks.

We’ll begin with Block 1

This block is composed of the following units

3 Unit 1 from Step 6 – 3 corners

1 Unit 2 from Step 7 – 1 corner

4 Unit 1 Flying Geese from Step 5  – north, south, east and west

1 square C from Step 1 at the centre

Join the units into strips of 3, press and trim, then join the strips together into the block, following the diagram carefully.  In the same way make 3 more blocks to give a total of 4 Block 1.  Press and trim.

Label as Block 1 and put in the proverbial safe place.

Mystery Monday 7 – Step Nine

The final set of Jewel Box units this week – download a printable version here.

You will need Fabrics A, B2 and B1


From Fabric B2 cut 8 squares 2 ½”

From Fabric B1 cut 8 squares 2 7/8” , crosscut once to give 16 triangles

From Fabric A cut 4 squares 4 7/8”, crosscut once to give 8 triangles


Piece into Jewel Box units

B2 squares join up with B1 triangles, press and trim

RS together pair and join these units with the A triangles

Press and trim.

Mystery Monday 7 – Step Eight

Would you believe more Jewel Box units?  But we’re making real progress now  – you can download the printable version here

You will need Fabrics A, B2 and D this week.

From Fabric B2 cut 8 squares 2 ½”

From Fabric D cut 8 squares 2 7/8” , crosscut once to give 16 triangles

From Fabric A cut 4 squares 4 7/8”, crosscut once to give 8 triangles

By now you will know what to do and how to do it –

Join the B2 squares and D triangles into units as before, press and trim

RS together pair and join the newly-pieced units with the A triangles

Press and trim everything and label Unit 3, then remove to a safe place.

Mystery Monday 7 – Step Seven

This week we continue to make Jewel Box units – download the printable version here.

You will need Fabrics A, D and B2

From Fabric A cut 8 squares 2 ½”

From Fabric D cut 8 squares 2 7/8” , crosscut once to give 16 triangles

From Fabric B2 cut 4 squares 4 7/8”, crosscut once to give 8 triangles

Make 8 Jewel Box units as in Step Five

Join the D triangles to the A square, press and trim

RS together stitch the new unit to the B2 triangle

Press and trim these units before labelling as Unit 2 and putting in a safe place.

Mystery Monday 7 – Step Six

Finished with the Flying Geese, now we move on to a different unit, sometimes known as Jewel Box.   Download the printable version of this week’s step here.

You will need Fabrics A, B1 and B2

From Fabric A cut 12 squares 2 ½”

From Fabric B1 cut 12 squares 2 7/8”, crosscut once to give 24 triangles

From Fabric B2 cut 6 squares 4 7/8”, crosscut once to give 12 triangles

Lay out an A square, 2 B1 triangles and a B2 triangle.

Join the B1 triangles to the A square and press the new unit – follow the picture sequence below as a guide

RS together join the new unit to the B2 triangle, press and trim

TIP: Stitch this last seam with the new unit uppermost so that you can see where those seams intersect – important information to help you get a good result!

Make a total of 12 units.
Press and trim before labelling Unit 1 and transferring to a safe place.

Mystery Monday 7 – Step Five

This week we’re going to do a little light piecing and pressing – nothing too strenuous!   Download the printable instructions here.

You will need all the labelled Flying Geese units and the  rectangles you cut in Step 1.

Pair and join rectangles D with Flying Geese units A-B1-A taking care to have them look like the picture

Label these new units Flying Geese 1

Pair and join rectangles B1 with Flying Geese units A-D-A,  again making sure that you follow the picture

Label these units Flying Geese 2

Now pair and join the remaining Flying Geese units B1-B2-B1  and D-B-D – refer to the picture and check the position

These units will be labelled Flying Geese 3

Return everything to a safe place – and you’re finished for this week!

Mystery Monday 7 – Step Four

It’s the last week for making Flying Geese – download your printable version here.

You’ll need Fabrics B1, B2, A and D

From Fabric B2 cut 16 rectangles 4 ½” x 2 ½”

From Fabric B1 cut 32 squares 2 1/2”

Again, following the instructions in Step Two, make a total of 16 Flying Geese units

Label these units FG3 and put in that safe place

From Fabric D cut 4 rectangles 4 ½” x 2 ½”

From Fabric A cut 8 squares 2 ½”

By now it should be really easy to make just 4 Flying Geese units

Label these units FG4 and put into a safe place

Mystery Monday 7 – Step Three

More Flying Geese units to cut and piece this week – download your printable version here.

This week you will need Fabrics B1 and D

From Fabric B1 cut 16 rectangles 4 ½” x 2 ½”

From Fabric D cut 32 squares 2 ½”

Referring back to the instructions for Flying Geese units in Step Two, make a total of 16 Flying Geese units.

Label these units FG2 and keep in a safe place.

Mystery Monday 7 – Step Two

Time to start cutting and piecing in earnest this week – you can download a printable version here.http://chrisandbarbara.org/media/PDF/MM7%20Step%202.pdf

You will need Fabrics A and B1


Flying Geese unit – make 16

Use your preferred method or follow our instructions for the standard “squares and rectangles” method of making these useful units –

From Fabric B1 cut 16 rectangles 4 ½” x 2 ½”

From Fabric A cut 32 squares 2 1/2”

RS together, place an A square on a B1 rectangle lining up
the outside edges.

Mark a line as shown – this will be your stitching line

Stitch on the marked line, trim and press as shown



you will be measuring ¼” away from the stitched line and cutting. This leaves 2 delightful very small triangles already RS together – we have no plan for these! You might want to save them all for a later project, or you might just sweep them aside…

RS together, place a second A square on the opposite side of
the B1 rectangle as shown

Mark the diagonal line, stitch, trim and press as shown


TIP: Take care with the direction of the diagonal lines ………..

Here’s what the finished unit should look like, front then back


Notice that the lines of stitching cross on the back and the seam allowances press out and away from the large triangle.

Make a total of 16 of these units – we like to chain piece all one set of squares into place and then the second, you may prefer to finish each unit before moving onto the next. It doesn’t really matter, you still need to make 16 of them.

Label these units FG1 and put in a safe place.

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