Monday, June 27, 2016

Enigma Mini Quilt + Your Free July 2016 Calendar

Winter is in full swing down under and June has been a cold and wet month for us, with terrible flooding across the state and lots of snow in the highlands. I love this time of the year; its perfect quilt snuggling weather. With June almost over, its time for my new Monthly Mini Quilt and your free July 2016 Calendar.
I have a stunning mini for you this month, so without further ado let me introduce you to, Enigma:
This design is my interpretation of one of the blocks referred to as "Bachelor's Puzzle". I have omitted the applique element and designed this as a paper pieced mini that is constructed in nine, quick and easy sections.
I chose a lovely palette of teal, grey and navy and I think they look striking teamed with the crisp white homespun. I shopped my stash again for this one and was thrilled to find a new "forever home" for some of my older fabrics.
Enigma finishes at around 14" and makes a stunning wall hanging or table topper.  It would also be the perfect design for a cushion front; or the centre of a medallion quilt.
I love all of the elements in this design but I adore the centre star. I'm unsure of the history of these blocks but this particular version reminds me of a corsage, as the centre looks like a gorgeous flower.
There's plenty of negative space to showcase some lovely quilting and I stippled my mini, with some perle quilting thread, giving it that lovely texture. I finished it off with the simple navy binding and it frames the design perfectly.
The Enigma pattern includes step by step instructions, colour diagrams and all of the required paper piecing templates, to complete your mini quilt. As always, I've also included a colouring sheet, to help you plan your fabric/colour placement, prior to sewing your mini and some optional hanging instructions.
If you would like to make your own version of Enigma, from today until the end of July, PDF patterns will be available at the discounted and introductory price of $4.95 (AU), in my Big Cartel store HERE.
Or if you prefer an instant download, PDF patterns are also available in my Etsy store, HERE.
And finally, I also have your free July 2016 Calendar, featuring the gorgeous Enigma:
To download and print your free calendar, just visit HERE.
I hope you love Enigma as much as I do. It is a fun mini to sew and I think its a stunning design.
Happy sewing :)

1 comment:

Bilko Parker said...

Another gorgeous pattern and the colors just pop. Thank you, Guida.

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