This clue will have you creating eight four patches and four nine patches.
Before you get started I just want to highly recommend that you check your 1/4-inch seam allowance. A lot of the pieces in this quilt along are small so if you have too much of a 1/4-inch seam or too little of one, things will get wonky quickly. Perkins Dry Good Seam Guide ruler (#ad) is a great tool to help make sure you are sewing a proper seam.
Clue 1 Cutting Instructions
(4) 2″ x 18″ strips
(1) 2″ x 9″ strip
(2) 2″ x 18″ strips
(2) 2″ x 9″ strips
(1) 2″ x 18″ strip
Sew an 18″ strip of Fabric A to an 18″ strip of Fabric BG1. Press towards Fabric A.
Sew an 18″ strip of Fabric A to an 18″ strip of Fabric BG3. Press towards Fabric A.
Cut the strips into (8) 2″ x 3.5″ strip sets in the Fabric A/BG1 and (8) 2″ x 3.5″ strip sets in Fabric A/BG3.
Layout the strip sets so it creates a four patch. Sew together and press to one side.
When you’re done you’ll have four sets of Fabric A/BG1 four patches and four sets of Fabric A/BG3 patches.
This next step makes two different strip sets.
Strip Set 1 – Take (2) 18″ strips of Fabric A and sew them to either side of (1) 18″ strip of Fabric BG1. Press towards Fabric A.
Strip Set 2 – Take (2) 9″ strips of Fabric BG1 and sew them to either side of (1) 9″ strip of Fabric A. Press towards Fabric A.
Cut (8) 2″ x 5″ strips from the 18″ strip set and (4) 2″ x 5″ strips from the 9″ strip set.
Lay the strips to create the nine patch shown above. Press towards the outer strips.
In the end you’ll have eight 3.5″ x 3.5″ four square patches and four 5″ x 5″ nine patches.
Clue 1 is DONE! The next clue will be posted tomorrow at noon. See you back here for more fun!
- Thursday, Dec 15 –Fabric Pull
- Thursday, Dec 22– Clue 1
- Friday, Dec 23 – Clue 2
- Saturday, Dec 24 – Clue 3
- Sunday, Dec 25 – Merry Christmas!
- Monday, Dec 26 – Clue 4
- Tuesday, Dec 27 – Clue 5
- Wednesday, Dec 28 – Clue 6
- Thursday, Dec 29 – Clue 7 – Put it All Together
- Saturday, Dec 31 – Photos of Quilt Tops linked up by noon CST
- Sunday, Jan 1st- NOON CST – 1st Challenge of Project QUILTING Season 14 Posted