Thursday, 17 May 2012

Calm Blue Ocean Intro and Fabric Requirements

Printer Friendly PDF found HERE – diagrams are more specific on the PDF

Hello and welcome to my first ever mystery quilt! I’ve had a blast developing this design, and learnt so much about my computer and EQ6 while I’ve been doing it! I am really excited to share this with you.

This will work wonderfully as a scrappy quilt. I’ve made it in a simple two colour toning (creams and blues). I’ve used the same cream throughout but feel free to mix and match.

See my photo for a guide as to what I used:


There will be lots of piecing in this quilt. There will be lots of four patches, so if you’re a ‘leader and ender’ kind of quilter, you’ll love this design.

It’s easy peasy, and as long as you can cut straight and sew straight, you’ll do really well. I’m not the most accurate of sewers some days, and I find it’s always a good idea to use a scant ¼” seam, and then trimming down if need be.

My finished quilt will measure 75” square, so it’s average in size. You can make it bigger if you like, that will be easy enough. But there are lots of piecing sections to do, so I suggest you start with my sizing first of all.

Each step is easy, and with instructions being released every two weeks (approximately, as time permits), I hope you’ll be able to keep up.

Feel free to take a little break from time to time if you want to, but remember that others may be discussing their quilt around the traps and the design may be revealed if you’re not careful.

That’s all from me. I hope that you love this quilt as much as I loved doing it for you. I know you understand that I am a beginner at publishing this sort of thing, so please email me at with any questions or queries.

Requirements List

· Light fabric for background - approximately 5 yards (I have used cream)

· Coloured fabric for blocks - approximately 6 yards*

*as we are using scrappy fabrics, it’s really hard to estimate. My advice is to just keep cutting from your scrap basket till you have enough, adding as you need it. 6 yards is the figure EQ6 gave me.

· Ziplock Bags.

· All the usual requirements for quilting (rotary cutter, mat, board, iron etc)

That’s it really! Next week we’ll start the cutting and stitching. Let’s have fun!


  1. Thanks for this mystery! I do so love them!

  2. Looks fun and easy to follow.Thansk!

  3. Thanks very much!

    I hope it's okay. I did it all on EQ, then I did it 'in real life' using my instructions, and I didn't find any problems. Which is not to say there aren't any, but fingers crossed.

    I've got the real quilt back from the quilters and it's fabbo. Just lovely.