Last year I decided to do a mystery quilt again this year(2018) I picked my colours, a strange combination! I wonder how it will look at the end?
I did not do any sewing after receiving the first block in February. We are now in April. I have three blocks to make before no four arrives next week.
The holidays came and are nearly gone. I took out my sewing machine. Put it on the table and thought maybe the machine would do the sewing without me. I wish! I put the machine away again.
Only one day and the weekend and the school starts on Monday for the winter term. Yesterday I decided – now or never.
First block x4
Second block 4x
Third block x8
I finished the binding of this quilt the last week of 2015.
It was a mystery quilt from 2013. For ten months you receive a block to finish.
The tenth month you put them together, quilt it and bind it.
Quilt in the making.
After this block only one left to finish the quilt next month!
2o blocks needed
I had to cut 20 squares.
Looking forward toe next month!
Block of the month no 4 had a lot of sewing.
I completed the 36 blocks today.
Pew was time consuming but it is done.
These were the 4 different pieces of material I had to use.
Two purple, two green
I had to cut 3″x 3″ squares
Strips worked together to form the block.
This is how it looks so far. Only one block more!
I am bit late with this months block of the month. I picked it up a week ago. I cut it on Monday and started the sewing on Tuesday and did not finish it all. I thought I’ll finish it off on Wednesday but that did not happen. Millie my friends dog got hold of the cotton reel and chewed it Tuesday evening. I used some other cotton but could not concentrate on it for long. I still need to finish off the strips of squares and then sew it into blocks of small squares.
Here are the materials for this month.
Two purple, two green
After attending the session for cutting my block of the month
I walked around and took some photos.
I also had a lovely cup of tea and a scones.
Inside Stonestead Tea Garden
Sawmillers Quilt shop
I visited the Sawmiller’s Quiltery
to cut out month 3’s block of the month.
My piece of material
Cutting blocks using template
There has to be 12 blocks
There is also a quilt with white back ground.
On the first of April I started my 6 month quilt.
The first of May I received my second month block.
Month 2 material
I had to cut out a square for the middle block
Middle square and strips
Middle square + strips
Now I have to wait till first of June to receive the third month’s instructions
Last year my favorite Quilt shop went to the big
International Quilt Market in Houston.
They came back with many ideas.
I booked myself to get the block of the month.
At last the first block was ready to be picked up on April 1, 2015.
Here are the three pieces of material.
Block of the month no 1
I first had to cut strips
Then cut into squares.
Cut in the middle.
Iron open and I have made
Now I am waiting for next month and block no 2!