Mystery Quilt 2018 Block Three

I hope you are enjoying this Mystery Quilt! So far we have demonstrated a quick and easy technique for Flying Geese and for partial Log Cabins.

This week we will learn to make pinwheels. Using colors #2, 10, 13 and 14 as well as one of the 12 ½” x 24 ½” rectangles cut in step one and your background fabric, cut the following:

From EACH of the four colors, cut two 5 ½” squares.

From your background fabric, cut eight 5 ½” squares.

Step 1). Pair one background square with one color square, right sides together.

Step 2). Sew a ¼” seam around all four edges of each of your paired 5 ½” blocks.

Step 3): Cut each sewn square unit in half diagonally in both directions.



Step 4): Set your seams, open cut triangles and press to the dark side.

Step 5): Square up the half square triangle blocks to 3 ½”

Step 6): Lay the four half square blocks as shown below. You can use four blocks of the same color or get happy and mix your blocks up! It is your choice!

Step 7): Sew the two top units together with scant ¼” seam. Press.

 

Step 8): Sew the bottom two units together with scant ¼ “seam. Press.

 

Step 9): Sew the top and bottom units together with a scant ¼” seam. Press.

You have completed One Pinwheel Block. Do this with all units to make Eight Pinwheel Blocks. Square up to 6 1/2 “.

Step 10): Sew Four Pinwheel blocks together in a row. You chose the order you want your colors. Press

Step 11): Do the same with the four remaining Pinwheel Blocks. Press.

 

Step 12): Attach the Pinwheel rows, one row to each 24 ½” side of the 12 ½” x 24 ½” background Rectangle.

Completed Block Three:

 


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MYSTERY QUILT

Fridays beginning November 2, 2018 thru January 18, 2019
Twelve 24" x 24" Blocks making a 72 1/2 x 96 1/2 finished quilt

Fabrics Needed -

Multi color Main Focus Fabric/Binding - 3 yards to Coordinate with 16 colors below for use in week 12
7 yards background fabric - suggest White,  White on White or Black for use in weeks 1 thru 12
16 coordinating colors for block components:
Color One - 3/4 yard for use in weeks 2,4,5,7,10
Color Two - 3/4 yard for use in weeks 3,4,9,10,12
Color Three - 5/8 yard for use in weeks 2,4,10,11
Color Four - 1/4 yard for use in weeks 1,8
Color Five - 1/2 yard for use in weeks 4,6,9
Color Six - 1/4 yard for use in weeks 6,9
Color Seven - 1/4 yard for use in weeks 5,11
Color Eight - 1/4 yard for use in weeks 7,8
Color Nine - 3/8 yard for use in weeks 1,10,12
Color Ten - 1/4 yard for use in weeks 3,9
Color Eleven - 1/8 yard for use in weeks 7
Color Twelve - 1/2 yard for use in weeks 1,6,8,10
Color Thirteen - 1/2 yard for use in weeks 1,3,7,8,12
Color Fourteen - 5/8 yard for use in weeks 2,3,6,7,10
Color Fifteen - 1/2 yard for use in weeks 2,5,11,12
Color Sixteen - 1/3 yard for use in weeks 5,11
Optional - 6 1/4 yards for backing
5 yards lightweight Fusible

BLOCK ONE

Step 1 - From your background fabric, cut twelve rectangles 12 1/2" x 24 1/2".  One rectangle will be used in each of the twelve blocks over the next twelve weeks! 
Let's make some flying geese!!  (use your favorite method for flying geese, unfinished size to be 3 1/2" x 6 1/2".  My favorite method follows):
Step 2 - From your background fabric, cut sixteen squares, 4" x 4".
Step 3 - From each of your fabric choices #four, #nine, #twelve and #thirteen, cut one square 7 1/2" x 7/1/2".
Step 4 - Take two of the sixteen 4"x4" squares.  With right sides together, place the two squares on opposite corners of each of the 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" squares. 
Step 5 - With a fabric marker, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on background fabrics.  You will sew 1/4" on both sides of this line. 


Step 6 - Using scissors or your rotary cutter, cut along the drawn line between to two sewn lines.  Iron the two points flat.
Step 7 - Place another 4"x 4" square on each of the two parts you just cut apart.  Draw a diagonal line from point to point, sew 1/4" on each side of the drawn line, cut on line with your scissors or rotary cutter.  Iron points flat, square your piece to be 3 1/2" x 6 1/2"'



Repeat this step with all four of your 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" blocks.   You will have four flying geese of each color.

Sew two sets of eight flying geese together into strips, you choose how you want your colors, pattern or scrappy. 

Final Step - Sew one strip in alternate directions on each side of the 12 1/2" x 24 1/2" rectangle background piece you cut in the first step.  (In my rush to get to the International Quilt Market in Houston, I forgot to pack my iron,  so I did not sew my strips to the rectangle in the picture until I actually get them pressed.  You get the idea tho!)

Set Block One aside!  We will add an applique Center in Week 12!
I hope you enjoyed this block.  Look for Block Two next Friday!!








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