May for Me Mystery Quilt n Stitch Along
If you are just joining us, this is an easy one and you can catch up quickly.
Just go to the Mystery Quilt tab up top.
Now for the rest of you.
All you should have left of your charm pack is four sets of four matching colors.
That is if you behaved yourself and didn't touch them. *grin*
(this is half of what I have left...two sets of four matching colors)
I am not sure what today's block is called, but I am calling it a windmill.
(Seems appropriate, huh? Works for me!)
Constructing the same way as last week,
match your contrasting blocks up and make half square triangles.
Sharon was so kind to figure the math on these.
After making your triangles, trim them to 2 7/8".
Then if you sew a scant 1/4" your blocks will come out perfectly!
Before piecing the block together,
lay it all out and piece the top section first:
Lay out the third section, to match the pattern in the top.
Then lay out the fourth section.
It is the 'oddball' section.
(but it makes the center pinwheel)
Now you can piece the bottom and sew them together.
It is just easier to piece them after you lay them out to see what you are doing.
You should now have all four of the above sections sewn together.
Repeat for all four sections.
Then you can sew the entire windmill together:
If you trimmed your HST to 2 7/8" then your block will come out to 10".
If you didn't trim your HST's then you need to trim now to 10"
and you will lose some points in your seam allowance.
(Which is how this person ended up making them.
Live and learn...and be grateful for friendly blogland folk!)
You should make two windmills:
You have one more stitchery design being released on Thursday.
Then next week I will give you the finishing instructions on Monday and Tuesday.
I can't wait to see them all come together!