Mystery Quilt with Sylvia Critcher – Part 1

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Mystery Quilt with Sylvia Critcher – Part 1

Get ready to make a start – Sylvia suggests firstly watch it through before you get cutting though.


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Sylvia sugests you watch Part 1 through before embarking on your project.

The completed blocks should be 12½ ins square when made to this stage. If they are slightly larger or smaller, this will be ok providing, if they are all the same size and you can trim if necessary, but beware of being too cavalier!

For this quilt a ¼ inch seam allowance is used throughout, and you can sew by hand or machine. Sylvia does mark up the sewing line on her pieces and this is a great help for those used to sewing metric and gives greater accuracy to others.

Sylvia guides you through the cutting and the piecing of the blocks in this first section. She has some great advice about the grain of the triangles to keep your block square, as well as pinning, sewing and pressing, for most of the seams she likes to press them open. You might like to learn about the strip stick to help you with this.

If you would like to learn a little bit about hand piecing, Valerie shows in her workshop on the Tumbling Block patchwork, and the simple running stitch can be used in traditional patchwork too.

Here is a reminder of the fabric quantities:

Minimum Amounts required:
quantites based on fabric 112cm (42″ wide)

  • 12 Fat ¼’s  mixtures of prints in various tones but from the same colour palette – pink;
  • 75cm dark pink;
  • 25cm of 4 different prints & plains in green colour way;
  • 50cm  (40cms) pale cream;
  • 1 mtre pale pink, needs to contrast though with the 12 Fat ¼’s.

If you want to have another look at the promo video – click here.

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