Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Mystery Quilt Month 3 - Look Kevin, I Can Do Scrappy! and My BIG News!!

Before we get to the Mystery Quilt, I have some BIG news... I will be teaching at MQX New England next April. The classes are not listed yet, but visit the website often for future updates!  MQX New England

I will be teaching 3 classes, a hands-on Feather class, a Ruler lecture, and a Background lecture/demo. If you are anywhere near Manchester, New Hampshire, come see me. I love meeting Quilters and making new Quilty friends! 

Welcome back to my Mystery Quilt, "Look Kevin, I Can do Scrappy!"

Three months in and I'm excited to say, "ALL OVER THE WORLD!!" Quilters are stitching those pesky 1/2 square triangles thanks to me.  Ok, maybe not just because of me, but we do have an awesome number of quilters participating in our Mystery. I think Quilters in Australia are the furthist. 

I'm still waiting for more fabric pics......

As we start Month 3, 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 (atticthreads@yahoo.com) and I will add you to my email list.

If you missed any -       Month 1             Month 2

Month 3—A Whole Lot of Easy-Peasy Piecing!

This month you will be doing a lot of chain piecing. My only rule for myself was to not worry about my fabrics looking good next to each other. (ok, so it still couldn’t be same touching same…) Just grab and sew.  

This block is dedicated to my friend Lee Etta, who makes the most beautiful scrap quilts. She has tried to explain to me the "How-To's" of scrappy several times! I think it finally took.  

Lee Etta’s Corner

You will need                        76 of the 2.5” light fabric squares
                                              76 of the 2.5” dark fabric squares
                                              All of the 4.5” dark fabric strips
                                              76 of the 6.5” dark fabric strips

Always press to the dark. I chain piece all of the sets, cut apart and then press.

Set 1.  Sew a 2.5” light to a 2.5” dark, press

Set 2.  Sew a 4.5” dark to Set 1, press

Set 3.  Sew a 4.5” dark to Set 2, press

Set 4.  Sew a 6.5” dark to Set 3, press

You will have 76 Lee Etta’s Corner blocks measuring 6.5” x 6.5”.

Be careful to build your blocks on the proper side! Here's a picture of mine all stitched, pressed and ready, not stitched in the correct order! Easy to do, harder to un-do!

Don't forget, please send any pics of your fabric or blocks. My friend Kevin, the Quilter, sent me a pic of his cut fabric, blacks and golds! He's swapping the dark and lights. WOW, It's going to be stunning!

Shhhhh....While visiting my friend Susan, I found her Mystery Stash, cut, labeled and ready for sewing!

Happy Quilting,