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Friday, 5 June 2009

Sew Hip Mystery Quilt Block 1

Here is Block 1 of the Sew Hip Mystery Quilt. My colour for this block is cream/neutral. My other blocks will be gold and blue.
Cutting this out was my first project using a rotary cutter, self healing board and quilting ruler. I also used a quilting foot to sew the pieces together.
As this is my first every quilt block I am quite pleased with how the pieces joined together. However I did not think about how the colours/prints would work together, and although it is OK I think it could have been better. I can see why the quilting ladies have design walls to put the pieces up to see how they go together. My decisions were made more on the size of some of my scraps!

The Mystery quilt is really called the 'Lazy Summer Days Quilt' and the Mystery part is that the instructions are provided monthly a few blocks at a time in Sew Hip magazine, and you don't know what it is going to look like at the end. Part 1 gave yardages and thoughts on choosing fabrics in 3 colourways, they use green, pink and yellow but I am using cream, gold and blue. Part 2 has the first 4 blocks (this is just the first one I am sharing). Part 3 has another 4 blocks and I am sure the new magazine will be out soon with Part 4 in it (more blocks as they've only used 2 of the 3 colours so far).
I have photocopied my pages which has been very helpful as you then don't 'see' the colours they used and can imagine that grey is in fact cream and not yellow etc.

You should be able to see pictures of the blocks others have made at

www.flickr.com/groups/1030326@N22/pool

2 comments:

Rhoto said...

Soooo, what makes it a "Mystery Quilt"??
Canadian minds wanna know!! ;)
Soft hug,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Jenni said...

Ruth, congratulations on your first ever quilt block. Its looking really good so far and fits together perfectly. Well done.