Saturday, January 01, 2011

Sewing Step Part One

Make sure you use an accurate 1/4" seam on all sewing. Take your fabrics #1 & #2 which was cut out earlier. Those were the 2 1/2" strips width of fabric in size. ( we will deal with what you've cut out of #3 fabric shortly )

First Set You will make two of these sets sewn together just like below is stated ( one top of each other like strip piecing, in the order below, medium #2 fabric in the middle)#1 light (background)#2 medium ( 2nd accent)#1 Light ( background) See picture below

2nd Set You will make 6 of these sets sewn together just like below is stated one top of each other like strip piecing, in the order below, light #1 fabric in the middle)#2 ( medium (2nd accent)#1 light ( background)#2 Medium ( 2nd accent)After those sets are sewing together pressed to the dark.See picture below ***** Make sure when you get ready to cut these out you have your sets laying vertical like stripes going across**** I hope this makes sense.

Out of the first sets of ( #1, #2, #1 sewn together) You want to cut 2 1/2 wide across the sets to come up with 32 pieces measuring 2 1/2" wide by 6 1/2 long . see picture below
Out of the 2nd sets ( #2, #1, #2 sewn together) You want to also cut 2 1/2" wide across to come up with 96 pieces that will measure 2 1/2"wide by 6 1/2" long.

Okay now your going to make 32 nine patches with some of the above leftover for the next step so set those aside. See the picture above.

Your nine patches should look like the following:

#2 #1 #2

#1 #2 #1

#2 #1 #2(the medium fabric which is labeled #2 will make the corners and center)

Make sure you press seam allowances away from the center . They will measure 6 1/2" square nine patch.

Part 3 Sew the retangle ( 2 1/2 x 6 1/2) of fabric #3 ( focus fabric) to 32 of the sections That were cut from 2nd set of fabric ( the #2, #1, #2 sewn together above) to make 32 of these types of blocks.

That is it for now until next thursday or Friday to see the next set of cutting and sewing.


Karen said...

I have finished three mystery quilts in the last few days and wasn't sure I was up to another one. Seeing your pictures of the quilt in process may have just changed my mind. I will be looking through my stash for fabric. Thanks for sharing with us.

Gail in Arizona said...

Can't wait to get started on this mystery! Love and appreciate the pictures as I am a very visual person. Thank you sew much for sharing with us!

Dot Houpt said...

Hi, Carolyn, Count me in . I am in need of a stash reduction project here. It will be fun quilting with you again. Hugs, Dot