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Mystery Quilt 2011 Mystery Quilt 2010

Mystery Quilt 2010

 

Mystery Quilt Final

Thanks to Evonne Holder for providing this years Mystery Quilt.  Heres a picture of the finished project.  If you completed your own mystery quilt, please bring it for Show and Tell.  We still need someone to plan the mystery quilt for 2011.  Please think about it!!

 

Mystery Quilt Directions Step 6

From dark fabric, cut eight 2 by 4 inch rectangles and four 2 inch squares. Set squares aside.

Sew one dark rectangle to each side of all four flying geese sections.

Sew two of these on opposite sides of the base.

Take reserved 4 inch strip from step one and cut four 4 inch squares. Sew one of these on each end of the two remaining flying geese strips. Pinning carefully, sew these sections on the remaining sides. (See photo)

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 Sew two med. Strips from step 3 onto opposite sides of base. Take four dark 2 inch squares and sew onto each end of remaining med. Strips. Pinning carefully, sew onto remaining sides to complete your wall hanging.

Quilt as desired.

You may bind it in either the dark or the background fabric for the best effect.

 

Mystery Quilt Directions Step 5

Sew hourglass (H) blocks from step one to 9-patch (9) blocks from step 3.

 

9 / H / 9

H / 9 / H           (see photo)

9 / H / 9

  

 

 Cut four 2 inch BG squares, (check your leftovers.)

 

Take the 18 inch dark strips from step 1 and sew one 2 square to each end of two of the strips.  Sew the other two strips to the sides of step 5.

 

Pinning carefully, sew the strips with added squares to the other two sides.  (See photo)

 

 

Mystery Quilt Directions Step 4

Step four uses medium and background fabrics. Cut three 2 by width of fabric (40-42) inch strips from medium fabric. Cut twenty 2 by 4 inch rectangles.

Cut three BG 2 by 27 inch strips. Cut them into forty 2 inch squares. Mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of the BG squares. Save the remainder of the strips.

Make flying geese by putting a marked square on the left side of the rectangle, right sides together, the line going from the center down to the left corner. Sew on the line, a scant bit on the outside of the triangle. Trim inch from the seam on the outer side of the triangle, press open. Sew, trim and press all 20. (You may discard these trimmings.)

For the second half, line up the marked square on right sides of the rectangle, right sides together with the line going from the center, down to the right on the rectangle. Sew on the line, a scant bit on the side of the outside of the triangle. Trim inch from the seam on the outer side of the triangle, press open. Sew and press all twenty, 4 by 2 inch flying geese blocks.

Sew geese together in four groups of nine geese. Alternate dark and medium geese; beginning and ending with medium geese. (See Photo) Set aside and wait for step 5.

 

 

Mystery Quilt Directions Step 3

Step 3 From medium fabric, cut four 2 by 42 inch strips.  Cut a 30 inch strip from each.  Label and set aside.  From the remainder cut twenty 2 inch squares.

From the BG fabric cut two 2 inch strips.  Cut them all into 2 inch squares.  Set aside all but 25 of the BG squares.

(Doing it the old-fashioned way,) sew squares together to make five nine-patch blocks with the BG fabric making the X.

BG / M / BG

M / BG / M

BG / M / BG.

Do not sew 9 patches together.

Keep all extra squares and fabric.

Wait for the next step. !

 

Mystery Quilt Directions Step 2

Step two uses dark and background fabrics.  Cut five 2 by width of fabric (40-42) inch strips from dark fabric.  Cut 18 inch strips from four of the strips.  Label and set aside.  Cut sixteen 2 by 4 inch rectangles from the remainder. 

            From background (BG) fabric, cut a 4 inch by 27 inch strip.  Label and set aside.  Cut four 2 by 27 inch strips.  Cut them into thirty-two 2 inch squares.  Mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of the BG squares.  Save the remainder of the strips.

            Make flying geese by putting a marked square on the left side of the rectangle, right sides together, the line going from the center down to the left corner.  Sew on the line, a scant bit on the outside of the triangle.  Trim inch from the seam on the outer side of the triangle, press open. Sew, trim and press all 16.  (You may discard these trimmings.)

            For the second half, line up the marked square on right sides of the rectangle, right sides together with the line going from the center, down to the right on the rectangle.  Sew on the line, a scant bit on the side of the outside of the triangle. Trim inch from the seam on the outer side of the triangle, press open. Sew and press all 16, 4 by 2 inch flying geese blocks.

Do not sew flying geese together.

SAVE ALL SCRAPS.

Set all aside and wait for step 3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mystery Quilt Directions Step 1

Fabric requirements; 5/8 yard each for dark and medium fabrics, yard for light background (BG) fabric.  It is up to you whether you prewash or not

When cutting, save all scraps until top is completed.   Cut off all selvedges. Use inch seam throughout.

Step one uses dark and background fabric.  From dark fabric cut a strip 7 by 22 and then cut two 7 inch squares.  From BG fabric, cut a 7 by 27 inch strip and cut two 7 inch squares. Save the leftovers.

Mark a diagonal line across the back of each background square.  Place a dark square, right sides together under the marked BG square.  Sew a scant inch seam on each side of the line.  Cut apart on the line.  Iron to dark side.

Take two of the squares and place right sides together, butting the seams and lights and darks opposite each other.  Draw a diagonal line across the block at a right angle to the seam.   Sew a scant inch seam on each side of the line.  Repeat with second set of squares.  Cut on drawn line.  Iron seam to one side.  You should have four 6 inch hourglass blocks.

Keep all blocks, fabric and scraps together.

Next step will be in Mays newsletter.

 

Mystery Quilt Introduction

This year we will be doing a six month Mystery Quilt.  We will use two colors and a background.  You may use a dark and a medium or light fabric of the same color; or a dark and light fabric of different colors that are compatible.  Fabrics may be prints but the background should read as a solid color.  Try to avoid very large prints and obvious directional prints.  Tiny prints are okay but try to vary the kinds of prints on the fabrics.

You will get to keep your finished 34 inch wall-hanging or you may purchase extra fabric and make it a lap quilt or the center of a larger quilt.  Its entirely up to you.

Watch for the fabric requirements and first cutting instructions in the April Newsletter. Have fun with it.

Evonne Holder

 

 

Los Alamos Piecemakers
Post Office Box 261
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544
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