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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 6

More sewing units together to make bigger ones today. This week you will need some of the units you made in Step 2.

Download Step 6 instructions here and then go and look for your bag of Step 2 units, which should look a little like these

Step 7 will be here on June 14th.

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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.

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Mystery Monday Step 5

The last of the cutting! You can download a printable version of this week’s instructions here.

This week you will need Fabrics A, B, C & D

Unit 5. More half-square triangles.

Take careful note of the fraction involved in the measurement this week – we really do mean ⅝”

Cut 2, 3⅝” squares of A and then cut diagonally into two (4 triangles)

Cut 16, 3⅝” squares of B and then cut diagonally into two (32 triangles)

Cut 16, 3⅝” squares of C and then cut diagonally into two (32 triangles)

Cut 2, 3⅝”squares of D and then cut diagonally into two (4 triangles)

Stitch the B and C triangles together into 32 squares

Press and trim “ears”

Stitch the D and A triangles in the same way to make 4 squares.

Press and trim “ears”

Put all half-square triangle units into Bag X.

This week’s double check:

Those three bags continue to fill up

Bag X should now contain – 18 of Unit 1; 32 Unit 5 B/C; 4 Unit 5 A/D

Bag Y should now contain – 44 Unit 2 BDB; 4 Unit 2 ABA; 16 Unit 3 EB; 32 Unit 3 AB;

8 Unit 4 CECA; 4 Unit 4 CACA

Bag Z should now contain – 16 Unit 2 ABD; 16 Unit 3 EB; 16 Unit 3 AD

See you next week for Step 6 – happy stitching!