May for Me Mystery Quilt n Stitch Along
Are you ready for your first set of patchwork instructions?
First, grab your charm pack and spread it all out.
Next, you need to sort out two piles of four matching colored (or almost matching) squares.
The design does not have to match.
Just the color.
Oh, and try to make them contrast well:
Now, do it again.
Two sets of four matching squares for a total of four sets of four.
(If you are just reading this and it sounds confusing...
grab your charms and do it and it will click!)
Set these aside. Don't touch them, mess with them, or let your cat touch them!
You won't be using these until the last week of patchwork.
(But they needed to be picked out first so that you could get the colors right!)
Next, take the rest of your charm pack and make a 'buddy system'.
Pair them up so that they all contrast nicely.
Here are some of my buddy system charms:
NOW, FINALLY, you get to sew.
Pick out 8 pairs.
Match them right sides together and sew 1/4" seam down the right and left sides.
I used my blue transfer pen to show you my stitches:
Cut right down the middle of the square,
then cut across the middle side to side:
Open them up and sew them into four patch sections;
then trim the block to 4" square.
When trimming, put the middle line of the block right down a line on your cutting mat.
This will insure that you make both sides even.
After trimming all four sides to make it 4" square you should have a nice pile of these:
You should have a total of 16.
Told you this would be easy!