The great reveal

Almost half the year gone already…and winter is upon us! For some,  this means donning an extra layer or three of woolly warmers, but for others just a light cardi to complement our normal uniform of shorts and slops (No, Clementine, NOT everyone can say “Life’s a beach”!).

Bearing in mind that the Pietermaritzburg Garden Show is  early this year and there will only be 2 weeks to complete your quilt after the August meeting, instead of having a month, there is great incentive to stay indoors and quilt.

So with perfect timing – as the Mystery Quilt Challenge draws to a close, all is revealed.

These 2 blocks are simple,  though can be made more complicated if you so choose.

Crazy patch stitching

And, although these are not the last blocks to do I am including a link for the layout of the mystery quilt so the quilt-as-you-go can begin!

Block #11

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Cathedral window patchwork

Number required: 2

Method: Cathedral window or Crazy patch (Or you may do one of each)

Design size: 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″

Final dimensions: 8″ x 8″

On page 14 of Online Quilt Magazine: oqm-2010-12  you will find instructions to make the cathedral window squares. The size of the blocks in the instructions are different to the size required for our mystery quilt.  You will need 4 x 8″ x 8″ blocks of background fabric and 4 x 3 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ of patterned fabric for the centre square. You may follow the rest of the instructions given for completing the block.

The block layout for the Mystery Quilt-as-you-go can be downloaded: Mystery QAYG block placement

This is only a guideline so feel free to arrange the blocks as you choose, particularly if you have made a bigger quilt than I have given instructions for.


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