Here we are at the launch of the next Mystery Quilt and this one is called Sew Sweet. It features three different colour ways from me all based on donut names.

I’ve gone a little traditional with naming each of my quilts as I am not a big donut connoisseur and was brought up on a traditional strawberry jam donut if it was a treat otherwise it was one of those lovely warm seaside donuts covered in sugar!

What is a Mystery Quilt?

If you have never heard of the Mystery Quilt then let me fill you in with what is on offer. This is a quilt designed by Sheila Christensen @mysteryquilter and it is a puzzle quilt over 10 months.

Each parcel contains that month’s puzzle instructions and all the pre-cut fabric pieces to make the blocks. Pieces are kept simple: triangles, squares and rectangles and at the end the final puzzle is revealed to give you a beautiful finished quilt top.

It is a Mystery or puzzle as you don’t know what the finished quilt will look like until the final reveal, but the quilts are very cleverly designed by Sheila and always turn out fabulous.

What are my options?

Each of these three colourways I have carefully selected for you to choose from so I hope you see something that takes your fancy?

Here is a closer look at the fabrics chosen for this Mystery Quilt.

Custard Pie

My first Sew Sweet Mystery Quilt is from Katarina Roccella’s fabric line called Twenty. It is for Art Gallery Fabrics so is that gorgeous soft fabric that I loved in my last MQ.

This may seem a little out of the ordinary from my usual choices but when I saw the quilt design for this one, I really loved it and knew you all would too.

For the purposes of the illustration the fabric around the circle represents the binding fabric. This may also be a duplicate of a fabric within the quilt top.

Here is a closer look at all the fabrics contained within this quilt.


Hey Sugar

My second fabric option is from Patty Sloniger for Andover Fabrics and is from the Flora and Fauna fabric collection.

I almost missed this fabric line and just managed to order it in time for it to be included in this Mystery Quilt as I just knew it would work beautifully.

Again here is a closer look at all the fabrics included in the quilt kit.


That’s my Jam

My final offering is actually the fabric I ordered first. I took a bit of a gamble as I really did take a shine to this whole collection when I saw it.

I ordered Henna from Beth Studley for Makower Fabrics long before the quilt had even been designed. Again another option that has paid off rather well as I can say these look fab in the finished design.

The beautiful jewel tones of purples, pinks and teals work so well together to give a bright modern quilt.

A closed look at my final selection of fabrics for this Mystery Quilt.


Quilt nitty gritty

Quilt top finished size:

Small quilt – 48″ x 60″

Large quilt – 72″ x 72″

Sign ups for the club will be taken from Friday 3 December 2021 and shipping starts on the 4 February 2022.

Sheila offers a great Facebook group for any users and it is a worldwide community all sewing up the same puzzles in so many different fabrics. It is a great place to meet other people in the club.

I will offer the club with a monthly subscription or the option to pay in full. If you take the this you will receive a discount compared to the monthly instalment option, see prices below. If you opt for a subscription It will be an immediate payment, followed by nine monthly payments on the 20th day of the month from February onwards.

The small quilt will be £185 or 10 monthly payments of £19 (all prices include UK postage).

The large quilt is £240 or 10 monthly payments of £24.50 (all prices include UK postage).

Key information

  • General launch – 3 December 2021
  • Save if you pay in full
  • Small Quilt from £185
  • Large quilt from £240
  • Instalment plan available
  • Starts shipping 4 February 2022
  • Runs 10 months

Make sure you are signed up to the newsletter to keep ahead of any latest news coming from the club and confirmation of the launch times for this Mystery Quilt – NEWSLETTER


Wow where is 2021 going? The launch of the second Mystery Quilt is almost upon us and I’m excited to share my fabric choices with you all.

The quilt for Summer/Autumn 2021 is called Olympia and each of my three colourway options are named after British female medal winners. I chose to celebrate some of our most successful athletes by honouring them with their very own Mystery Quilt. More on that when I introduce each colourway.

What is a Mystery Quilt?

If you have never heard of the Mystery Quilt then let me fill you in with what is on offer. This is a quilt designed by Sheila Christensen @mysteryquilter and it is a puzzle quilt over 10 months.

Each parcel contains that month’s puzzle instructions and all the pre-cut fabric pieces to make the blocks. Pieces are kept simple: triangles, squares and rectangles and at the end the final puzzle is revealed to give you a beautiful finished quilt top.

It is a Mystery or puzzle as you don’t know what the finished quilt will look like until the final reveal, but the quilts are very cleverly designed by Sheila and always turn out fabulous.

What are my options?

Each of these three colourways I have carefully selected for you to choose from so I hope you see something that takes your fancy?

Laura

Laura Kenny (néeTrott) is GB’s most successful Olympic female competitor in any sport. She has four Gold medals in her discipline of cycling.

This colourway I selected for Laura is a combination of some of my favourite Trinket prints with some amazing coordinating prints from Sunprints 2019, 2020 & 2021.

I just love how the Alison Glass prints work so well together across all these collections.


Charlotte

Charlotte Dujardin is a British dressage rider and is GB’s most successful Olympic equestrian. She holds three gold and one silver medal.

This collection named after Charlotte is using Amy Sinibaldi’s Little Town fabric, my first Art Gallery Fabric collection and my first Christmas themed Mystery too!

I know that this is going to be super popular already and I can see me needing to order more fabrics. The beauty of AGF mean that I can repeat orders and I am not limited like I am with more traditional fabric ordering methods.


Katherine

Katherine Grainger is one of GB’s most decorated female Olympians. She holds five olympic medals in total. She has a gold medal and four silver medals spanning a rowing career from 2000 through to 2016.

I chose Katherine to represent another Alison Glass collection, this time we have a range of purples with blues and greens.

A combination of floral ditzy prints alongside her trademark motif prints featuring birds, boats, scissors and everything in between.


Quilt nitty gritty

Quilt top finished size:

Small quilt – 48″ x 60″

Large quilt – 72″ x 72″

Sign ups for the club will be taken from Friday 28 May 2021 and shipping starts on the 31 July 2021.

Sheila offers a great Facebook group for any users and it is a worldwide community all sewing up the same puzzles in so many different fabrics. It is a great place to meet other people in the club.

I will offer the club with a monthly subscription or the option to pay in full. If you take the this you will receive a discount compared to the monthly instalment option, see prices below. If you opt for a subscription It will be an immediate payment, followed by nine monthly payments on the 15th day of the month from August onwards.

The small quilt will be £180 or 10 monthly payments of £18.50 (all prices include UK postage).

The large quilt is £235, or 10 monthly payments of £24 (all prices include UK postage).

Key information

  • General launch – 28 May 2021
  • Save if you pay in full
  • Small Quilt from £180
  • Large quilt from £235
  • Instalment plan available
  • Starts shipping 31 July 2021
  • Runs 10 months

Make sure you are signed up to the newsletter to keep ahead of any latest news coming from the club and confirmation of the launch times for this Mystery Quilt – NEWSLETTER

Here we are at the launch of our next Mystery Quilt. Sparkle and Shine will see me bring to you another four quilts to choose from. These will be named Pearl, Quartz, Sapphire & Sphene.

I am so excited to show you the collections I have for you all. I personally hand pick these four quilts as I just love the modern bright fabrics, the luscious neutrals and quirky prints.

Sign ups will start at the beginning of December and the club starts shipping in February.


Pearl

My first choice I bring you, I will admit was a very nice surprise. With all the issues we’ve had this year I truly thought I had missed the boat. I am so pleased to bring you Stealth from Libs Elliott.

A beautiful selection of black, greys and neutrals that is going to make a stunning quilt.


Quartz

The ever fabulous Tula Pink sees a mix of Linework with her vibrant solids.

You might not see it here, but it will all be topped off with the Tent Stripe black & white binding!


Sapphire

My first collection with Ruby Star Society and I just fell in love with Whatnot!

I mean those toothbrushes are just too cute!


Sphene

Another of my very popular designers, Giucy Giuce always comes up with beautiful combinations.

Prism brings a mix of teals, greens and yellows with a Linen Texture in turquoise.


Quilt top finished size:

Small quilt – 48″ x 60″

Large quilt – 72″ x 72″

Sign ups for the club will be taken from 1pm Friday 4th December. Shipping starts on the 6th February 2021.

Sheila offers a great Facebook group for any users and it is a worldwide community all sewing up the same puzzles in so many different fabrics. It is a great place to meet other people in the club.

I will offer the club with a monthly subscription or the option to pay in full. If you take the this you will receive a discount compared to the monthly instalment option, see prices below. I have also kept the prices the same as 2020. If you opt for a subscription It will be an immediate payment, followed by nine monthly payments on the 20th of the month from February onwards.

The small quilt will be £180 or 10 monthly payments of £18.50 (all prices include UK postage).

The large quilt is £235, or 10 monthly payments of £24 (all prices include UK postage).

Key information

  • General launch – 4th December
  • Save if you pay in full
  • Small Quilt from £180
  • Large quilt from £235
  • Instalment plan available
  • Starts shipping 4 February 2021
  • Runs 10 months

Make sure you are signed up to the newsletter to keep ahead of any latest news coming from the club and confirmation of the launch times for this Mystery Quilt – NEWSLETTER

A Quilt Collaboration

This is the first quilt kit collaboration between myself and Paula Steel of PaulaSteelQuilts.

This rainbowtastic quilt has been designed to incorporate all 12 of Libs Elliotts’ Phosphor fabrics to create a gorgeous 72½”  quilt.

The kit comes in a choice off either Dark background using Makower Linen Texture in Navy. Or a Light background using a pure white solid.

The pattern uses simple half square triangles, flying geese, strips and squares, this will prove a great quilt for beginners and experienced quilters alike.

If you need some extra help or just fancy being part of the gang then we’ll be running a Sew Along in January, with lots of tips and tricks.

#Fraktalsal

Available NOW

The full fabric collection is now in stock so no need to delay you can order your kit immediately.

The total quilt kit includes:

  • A4 full colour pattern booklet
  • 12 Phosphor fat quarters
  • 4m of background fabric
  • A mini roll of 12 x 2.5″ strips of each Phosphor print

We think this would make a cute rainbow binding, or you can save it for yourself.

The price is £105 + postage costs and is available in the UK & Internationally.

Pattern

If you were lucky enough to pre-order you fabrics and you already have a gorgeous Fat Quarter Bundle of Phosphor, or any other rainbow print then you can now order the stand alone pattern too. We have a very limited number of printed patterns or you can opt for a PDF download.

I cannot believe that the weeks are flying by and we are already at the launch of the second Mystery Quilt of 2020.

The quilt for Summer/Autumn 2020 is called “Are You Game?” and each of the four colourway options are named after a game of some variety. Is your favourite game in there?

If you have never heard of the Mystery Quilt then let me fill you in with what is on offer. This is a quilt designed by Sheila Christensen @mysteryquilter and it is a puzzle quilt over 10 months.

Each parcel contains that month’s puzzle instructions and all the pre-cut fabric pieces to make the blocks. Pieces are kept simple: triangles, squares and rectangles and at the end the final puzzle is revealed to give you a beautiful finished quilt top.

It is a Mystery or puzzle as you don’t know what the finished quilt will look like until the final reveal, but the quilts are very cleverly designed by Sheila and always turn out fabulous.

Each of these four colourways I have carefully selected for you to choose from so I hope you see something that takes your fancy?

Kerplunk

The first collection is a special selection from Tula Pink’s Homemade fabric line.

A must for any Tula fan out there.


Uno

Another firm favourite is always Alison Glass and she doesn’t disappoint with her Sunprints 2020.


Cluedo

In this unique collection for Modern Quilt Club I have brought together a selection of Makower’s Cotton Linen Texture and Linea fabrics.


Scrabble

A new fabric company for me this time around and this fabulous Stag & Thistle from Northcott is my final selection.

This fab selection of prints go so well together, this is an exciting one.


Quilt top finished size:

Small quilt – 48″ x 60″

Large quilt – 72″ x 72″

Sign ups for the club will be taken from Friday 31 May 2020 and shipping starts on the 30 July 2020.

Sheila offers a great Facebook group for any users and it is a worldwide community all sewing up the same puzzles in so many different fabrics. It is a great place to meet other people in the club.

I will offer the club with a monthly subscription or the option to pay in full. If you take the this you will receive a discount compared to the monthly instalment option, see prices below. If you opt for a subscription It will be an immediate payment, followed by nine monthly payments on the 15th day of the month from August onwards.

The small quilt will be £180 or 10 monthly payments of £18.50 (all prices include UK postage).

The large quilt is £235, or 10 monthly payments of £24 (all prices include UK postage).

Key information

  • General launch – 31 May 2020
  • Save if you pay in full
  • Small Quilt from £180
  • Large quilt from £235
  • Instalment plan available
  • Starts shipping 30 July 2020
  • Runs 10 months

Make sure you are signed up to the newsletter to keep ahead of any latest news coming from the club and confirmation of the launch times for this Mystery Quilt – NEWSLETTER

So the first retreat of 2020 is just 12 weeks away and those already booked on are getting excited for the next announcements about swaps, workshops and ALL the food. Eagerly awaiting to see if the menu still has the Nutella Gnocchi is the big question.

May Retreat – 8 – 10 May 2020

First-up, there are still a few tickets available for May’s retreat. But you need to be quick if you want to get the last couple of spots!

Please note that this is now a Bank Holiday. The Monday Bank Holiday has for 2020 been moved to the Friday to coincide with the 75th anniversary celebrations of VE day.

The standard ticket is for a sharing twin room, or you can opt to add a single room to your order.

The option for a standard subscription plan for tickets has now passed but if you are struggling to pay all up front give me a shout and I would be happy to see if I can help out.

October Retreat – 16 – 18 October 2020

If the May dates don’t quite suit you maybe you would like to secure your spot at the October retreat. For just a £50 deposit you can do this now, then the balance or the instalment plan will only be due from the 1st July 2020. Details will be issued to anyone registered after the May retreat weekend.

You will be able to purchase multiple tickets but please note that the payment will all be charged to one card, this includes subsequent payment plan options.

To Summarise:

May Retreat

  • Payment in full – £396
  • Payment in full with single room supplement – £ 440

October Retreat

  • Deposit – £50*

*balance to be paid, or subscription sign up by July 2020 detailed below:

  • Balance for payment in full of twin sharing room – £346
  • Balance for payment in full with single room supplement – £ 390
  • Payment plan for twin sharing room after £50 – four x £86.50
  • Payment plan with single room supplement after £50 – four x £97.50

Don’t hesitate to give me a shout if you have any questions, or head on over now to book your spot.

Do you fancy joining my sewing gang?

Have you always fancied learning to Quilt but not sure where to begin? Do you have a sewing machine that you’ve been meaning to dust off and get back to some creating but not sure where to start?

Well I have just the answer to get you back into stitching and I’d like your input please.

I run a monthly Quilt club where over 10 months you receive all fabrics pre-cut to sew up individual sections, all with simple laid out instructions. and in the final month you receive instructions to complete the quilt top.

From my experience I know there will be lots of you out there who’ve been wanting to have a go at patchwork or try your first Quilt. Usually people think of quilts made from babygrows or kids old clothes for a memory Quilt, DON’T DO IT, they’re not easy and could put you off for life.

Mystery quilt is great because it all comes pre-cut, did I mention that already? So all you need is to pick up the pieces and start sewing.

Is a Sewing group for you?

So I thought it would be nice to set up a sewing group as I know it can be scary taking that first step.

A relaxed, friendly group for everyone of all abilities to enjoy. No patchwork experience necessary, just a basic knowledge of how to work your sewing machine.

I’m planning to hire a room where you can bring along your machine & your Quilt box and I will guide you through sewing the blocks. Showing you the basic principles of patchwork sewing along the way. Giving you confidence to create your own quilt.

What you would need:
Your own sewing machine
1/4″ patchwork foot with or without a guide
Basic sewing kit: scissors, threads, spare machine needles
A subscription to my mystery quilt
A basic knowledge of how to use a sewing machine.

What I would provide:
A room located in Leeds for us to sew together with tables and chairs, electricity cables, ironing stations, and most importantly teas, coffees & biscuits.
The knowledge to guide you through constructing the blocks and following the pattern instructions.
Hints and tips on general patchwork techniques

I’d love it if you could please fill out this short survey so that I can get an idea of numbers. I’ve a few options available and need an idea of the direction to take. So with your help we might just have a new Leeds based sewing group.

Here we go the first Mystery Quilt release for 2020.

The quilt for Spring 2020 is called “Name of the Rose” and each of the colourway options are named after a Rose variety.

If you have never heard of the Mystery Quilt then you are in for a real treat. This is a quilt designed by Sheila Christensen @mysteryquilter and it is a puzzle quilt over 10 months.

Each parcel contains that month’s puzzle instructions and all the pre-cut fabric pieces to make the blocks. Pieces are kept simple: triangles, squares and rectangles and at the end the final puzzle is revealed to give you a beautiful finished quilt top.

I have carefully selected the following four colourways for you to choose from so I hope you see something that takes your fancy?

Electron is a mixture of Declassified & Spectrastatic by Giucy Giuce. As you can see this is going to have some fabulous pops of colour.

Iceberg, is made from Libs Elliott’s Greatest Hits collection and is a lovely calming quilt top made up of these blue and green hues. It has the addition of some little sneaks of metallic prints in there too.

Another collection from Giucy Giuce’s Declassified and Spectrastatic collections. But this time we have a vibrant mix of pinks and purples.

Finally, we have Paradise made from a selection of Handiwork prints from Alison Glass.

Quilt top finished size:

Small quilt – 48″ x 60″

Large quilt – 72″ x 72″

Sign ups for the club will be taken from Sunday 6th December. In a change to 2019 the club will be posted on a Thursday instead of Friday in the hope that you will receive it for the weekend. Shipping starts on the 6th February 2020.

Sheila offers a great Facebook group for any users and it is a worldwide community all sewing up the same puzzles in so many different fabrics. It is a great place to meet other people in the club.

I will offer the club with a monthly subscription or the option to pay in full. If you take the this you will receive a discount compared to the monthly instalment option, see prices below. If you opt for a subscription It will be an immediate payment, followed by nine monthly payments on the last day of the month from February onwards.

The small quilt will be £180 or 10 monthly payments of £18.50 (all prices include UK postage).

The large quilt is £235, or 10 monthly payments of £24 (all prices include UK postage).

Key information

  • General launch – 6th December
  • Save if you pay in full
  • Small Quilt from £180
  • Large quilt from £235
  • Instalment plan available
  • Starts shipping 6 February 2020
  • Runs 10 months

Make sure you are signed up to the newsletter to keep ahead of any latest news coming from the club and confirmation of the launch times for this Mystery Quilt – NEWSLETTER

I’m really excited to be able to share with you the dates and details for our 2020 retreats.

May Retreat – 8 – 10 May 2020

First-up, tickets for May’s retreat. Please note that this is now a Bank Holiday. The Monday Bank Holiday has for 2020 been moved to the Friday to coincide with the 75th anniversary celebrations of VE day.

I am offering the same ways to pay as in 2019. You will be able to purchase in full or with a payment plan. The payment plan requires a deposit of £50 and you will then be signed up to four equal payments debited on the first of the month following sign up.

The standard ticket is for a sharing twin room, or you can opt to add a single room to your order.

This option is available on both the payment in full and subscriptions tickets.

October Retreat – 16 – 18 October 2020

Once again I am also offering deposits to secure you spot at October retreat too. £50 deposit and then the balance or the instalment plan will only be due from the 1st July 2020. Details will be issued to anyone registered after the May retreat.

You will be able to purchase multiple tickets but please note that the payment will all be charged to one card, this includes subsequent payment plan options.

To Summarise:

May Retreat

  • Payment in full – £396
  • Payment in full with single room supplement – £ 440
  • Deposit & payment plans – £50 + four x £86.50
  • Deposit, payment plan with single room supplement – £50 + four x £97.50

October Retreat

  • Deposit – £50*

*balance to be paid, or subscription sign up by July 2020 detailed below:

  • Balance for payment in full of twin sharing room – £346
  • Balance for payment in full with single room supplement – £ 390
  • Payment plan for twin sharing room after £50 – four x £86.50
  • Payment plan with single room supplement after £50 – four x £97.50

Tickets will be on sale on Sunday 1st December, so please make sure you are signed up to the newsletter to receive more information ahead of the sale day.

It’s here finally, I’m so pleased to be able to offer up the second Mystery Quilt of the year.

Sheila has designed her next Mystery Quilt called Cosmos and it’s another amazing quilt. If you missed out on the first club I offered then now is your chance to sign up to a fabulous quilt kit.

If you have never heard of the Mystery Quilt then you are in for a real treat. This is a quilt designed by Sheila Christensen @mysteryquilter and it is a puzzle quilt over 10 months.

You will receive ten parcels each containing that month’s puzzle instructions and all the pre-cut fabric pieces to make the blocks. Pieces are kept simple: triangles, squares and rectangles and at the end the final puzzle is revealed to give you a beautiful finished quilt top.

I have carefully chosen four colourways for this summers quilt and I am pleased to share them with you now.

  • Rosemary – Sunprints 2019 by Alison Glass
  • Louise – Pinkerville by Tula Pink
  • Jean – Murmur by Valorie Wells
  • Erika – Linen Textures & Sunprints 2019 by Alison Glass

Quilt top finished size:

Small quilt – 48″ x 60″

Large quilt – 72″ x 72″

Sign ups for the club will be taken from Saturday 1st June and the first puzzle pieces will be sent out on the 26th July 2019. Subsequent months will be posted on the last Friday of the month.

Sheila offers a great Facebook group for any users and it is a worldwide community all sewing up the same puzzles in so many different fabrics. It is a great place to meet other people in the club.

I will offer the club with a monthly subscription or the option to pay in full. If you opt for a subscription It will be an immediate payment, followed by nine monthly payments on the 10th of the month, running from August 2019 to April 2020.

The small quilt will be £175, or 10 monthly payments of £17.50 (all prices include UK postage).

The large quilt is £230, or 10 monthly payments of £23 (all prices include UK postage).

Head over to the shop to sign up for your choice of quilt.