Friday, October 16, 2009

Mystery Quilt-Week One

Hello everyone. Thank you again for joining in on this, my first mystery quilt. As I said in yesterday's blog, I hope to do these on a regular basis.

Note: all directions are given in both metric and imperial as we have quilters from 4 countries joining in. In Canada, we buy in metric and work in imperial but I will write everything in metric. Imperial will be in brackets. It will be a little confusing for those of us in Canada but I hope you will be able to follow along. You might want to highlight the measurments that you are going to use before starting. There isn't a lot of measuring so it shouldn't present a real problem.

Theme Fabric: Some of the squares in the pattern will be replaced by theme fabric. You can use pictures of cats, gardening, childrens toys, numbers etc. You can chose to use more of the themed fabric in your quilt but, I would suggest that it not be greater than half of the light fabric. This can be a great 'search and find' quilt for a young child.

All seams are a 6 mm (1/4 in.). (It is actully 6.35mm but I don't think we need to get that picky)
This quilt can be done as a scrappy. It will be very effective if you choose very bright, vibrant colours for the darks: scarlett, tangerine, sunflower yellow etc.

Rotary Cutter
Ruler and Mat
Sewing Machine and neutral coloured thread

Measurements based on fabric that is 1 meter (40 in.) wide.

1/4 meter (10 in) of two light coloured fabrics
1/4 meter (10 in.) of two bright coloured fabrics
1/2 meter (20 in.) of two bright coloured fabrics
1 meter (1 yard) of theme fabric (for border and blocks)
1/2 meter (20 in.) border fabric
1 1/2 meter (1 3/4 yards) backing fabric
Piece of batting 1 meter X 1.30 meter (39 in. x 51 in.)

If you are doing scrappy, you will need: 98 squares of bright, 37 of light and 5 themed.

Cut all light fabric into 9 cm (3 1/2 in. ) strips
Cut all the bright fabrics into 9 cm (3 1/2 in) strips.
Cut 5-9 cm (3 1/2 in) squares from theme fabric.
Save the rest of the fabric for borders.

See you next weekl
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Happy sewing.

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