Mystery Quilt Along

I have signed up to participate in my first Quilt Along – the Midnight Mystery Quilt Along, hosted by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs.

I discovered this Quilt Along while participating in the 2015 New Quilt Bloggers Bog Hop earlier this year. Cheryl was my groups’ (the New Bees) mentor.

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I chose my four fabrics from a lovely fat quarter bundle I purchased from my favourite local fabric store – Frangipani Fabrics.

We were given cutting instructions for July

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and in August, our first sewing instructions!

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We are following a no-waste Flying Geese tutorial which has been posted on the Meadow Mist Designs blog. I have made flying geese using this method once before when making my Marcelle Medallion Quilt last year. It is a great method and has given me an opportunity to practise sewing a “scant” quarter inch seam! This is necessary to end up with the correct sized flying geese.

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So now I have 36 flying geese done and I can’t wait for next month’s instructions. It’s fun (and a little scary!) making a quilt step by step with no idea of what the finished result will be.

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As an end note, did you notice my new cute pincushion in the above photos?  I made it using some 2 inch Cotton & Steel squares from my scraps.  Can you believe this is the first fabric pincushion I’ve ever made? I’ve only ever used a magnetic pin dish before now. It takes a bit of getting used to!

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The pattern is by Jeni Baker and is from the book Stitch ‘n Swap. This book is great and has lots of lovely patterns, a few others that I want to try. As part of the Events team for the Tasmanian Modern Quilt Guild, I have been thinking up ideas for future Guild swaps. If you are looking for similar ideas, I would recommend taking a look at this book.

Until next time, Deb 🙂