I'm so happy to have received so many responses from quilters ALL OVER THE WORLD! I can't wait to see pictures of the finished quilts. In fact, I'm way to excited to wait. Sooo, I would love for some of you to take pictures of your piles of cut pieces for me to post, just a little taste of fabric for the rest of us!
As we start Month 2, remember - each month's directions will be posted on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, for 6 months. If you or your local quilt guild would like to use my pattern for this Mystery Quilt, please feel free. You have my permission to make copies for your guild. All I ask is that you give me credit for the pattern. If you would like it in PDF format, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will add you to my email list.
I've been asked to create a button for this Mystery Quilt and I would love to, as soon as I find someone who knows how to do that!
If you missed past month(s): Month 1
Month 2—Let’s Get Piecing!
Since I made you work so hard cutting all those pieces last month, I thought I would take it easy on you this month. Just a little sewing, only 4 blocks to start.
I’m also giving you instructions to start making those pesky 1/2 square triangles. We won’t be using them for a while, so it will give you a couple months to finish them.
You will need 12 of the dark 6.5” pieces.
Using 8 of the strips, sew 2 strips together to make 4 pairs.
Sew a strip on to each pair to make the block. Press both seams in the same direction. Blocks should measure 6.5” x 6.5”. You will have 4 blocks.
You didn't think I was going to let you off that easy, did you? It's time to start those dreaded.....
Half Square Triangles
You will need 16 Thangles 2” strips. Cut each Thangles strip apart on the DARKER DOUBLE HORIZONTAL LINE, not the solid diagonal line between the dash lines! You will now have 48 Thangles patterns.
Using the 3.25” dark and light pieces:
Pair up a dark 3.25” piece and a light 3.25” piece right sides together. Pin a Thangles pattern to the pair and stitch on both DASH lines. Cut apart on the SOLID line.
If you are using yardage for your background, use the 3.25” dark pieces and 9.75” light. Lay 3 dark pieces end to end on the larger light strip.
Pin a Thangles strip on top. Stitch all dashed lines, cut apart on all solid lines.
Remove the paper and press to the dark.
You will have 96 half square triangles. They should measure 2.5” x 2.5”.
But, don't freak out on me there. Remember, we won't be using these for a few months, so there's no rush. Although some of us have found them to be addicting!
Don't forget, send fabric pictures to share.