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Melissa’s Mystery Quilt for Feb. 15th, 2007

Mystery Quilt Instructions for SRQG for Thurs., Feb. 15, 2007

I am offering two options for this quilt.  The first is making all blocks out of coordinated scraps.  The second option is using a focus fabric and three other fabrics.  Finished blocks are 6" square.  Top will be 36" without borders.  Extra fabric for borders in not included.

Scrap Option:  Pick six each of different mediums and darks.  Pick one light fabric (or a bunch of light scraps.)  You can color coordinate mediums and darks, i.e., pink/red, lavender/purple, lime/green  OR just cut up the scrapbag.  You do need contrast between the darks, mediums, etc.

Cutting Instructions for Scrap Option: 

18" of light (background fabric) or enough scraps to cut 36 rectangles – 3 1/2" by 4 1/2"

six pieces of medium fabric- cut 6 squares – each 3 1/2" square from each medium 

six pieces of dark fabric – cut 3 rectangles – each 6 1/2" by 7 1/2"


Cutting Info for Controlled Option:

Pick your focus fabric, one light (background), one medium and one dark.  Focus fabric will be used as an alternate setting block.

Cutting instructions:

24" of focus fabric, cut into 3 strips – 6 1/2", then cut 18 squares, each 6 1/2" square
(doesn’t include extra fabric for border)

9" of light (background), cut 2 strips – 4 1/2", then cut 18 rectangles, 3 1/2" by 4 1/2"

9" of medium, cut 2 strips – 3 1/2", then cut 18 squares, 3 1/2" squares

24" of dark, cut 3 strips – 7 1/2", then cut into 18 rectangles – 6 1/2" by 7 1/2"

Design does not have borders, but is easy to add to.  This design makes a very cute baby quilt or a great Valentine wallhanging, a fun lap quilt, etc. The block is a fun one to make and the results are cute, too!

Please bring your sewing machine, bobbin, needles, extension cord, rotary cutting supplies – mat, cutter, ruler (6 1/2" square if you have one), table top ironing board and iron, seat cushion and positive attitude.

We will work together after the meeting on Feb. 15th.  You bring your smile and name tag, I will bring the chocolate and the instructions.

Please e-mail or call Melissa she is listed in the SRQG Membership roster.



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