Welcome to the January instructions for the Meadow Mystery Quilt! This month we are going to finishing up all of the blocks for the quilt by making Blocks 2 and 5.
Reminder for sharing your blocks: Please feel free to arrange the blocks and post guesses of the quilt top arrangement, it is part of the fun of the mystery!
If you know the actual quilt top design (if you saw a sneak peek of the design), please refrain from commenting on whether arrangements are "right" or "wrong" and please do not post pictures of your blocks in the actual mystery quilt arrangement. Have fun mixing up your blocks in different arrangements :) Remember that we want to keep the final design a secret for as long as possible.
In case you are new to the Meadow Mystery Quilt here are some links to all of the relevant information:
And now onto the January directions :) This month we will be using the last of the fabric pieces and units to make the final blocks for the quilt top. Just as a reminder, here are the corresponding fabric letters to colors used in these illustrations:
Arrange and sew the following fabric pieces as listed and shown below, pressing all seams open. Block 2 should measure 12 ½” x 12 ½”. Repeat to form a total of 4 Block 2's.
Form 1 B/D strip set by sewing a Fabric B strip (2 ½” x WOF) to a Fabric D strip (2 ½” x WOF), pressing the seam open. Cut the B/D strip set into 16 B/D Strip Units (2 ½” x 4 ½”). (Cut carefully as you will be using almost the entire WOF of the strip set.)
Form 1 B/E strip set by sewing a Fabric B strip (2 ½” x WOF) to a Fabric E strip (2 ½” x WOF), pressing the seam open. Cut the B/E strip set into 16 B/D Strip Units (2 ½” x 4 ½”). (Cut carefully as you will be using almost the entire WOF of the strip set.)
Arrange and sew the following fabric pieces listed and shown below, pressing all seams open. Block 5 should measure 12 ½” x 12 ½”. Repeat to form a total of 8 Block 5's.
**Note** Do not worry about the orientation of the seams in the B/D and B/E Half Hourglass Units within the block.
Be sure to share your progress in our Facebook Group :) The next set of instructions which include the quilt top assembly and the finishing instructions will be posted next month on Thursday, February 2nd.
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