Yes, I know it’s been a long time since I posted. Thank you all for hanging in there with me. For those who don’t follow me on Facebook, a lot has happened in the past few months. My husband passed away suddenly the beginning of November. Just before that I was notified that my “ScrapitudeQuilts” was in violation of a trademark infringement. So, after trying to get some order back into my life, I will be changing the name of this website. My son will switching things over and he tells me that “it will go seamlessly.” So hopefully, I won’t lose any of you in the process. I have already changed the Facebook site to “MakingScrappyQuiltsWith Charlotte.” Check it out if you haven’t already.
OK, so now down to the fun stuff. YIKES! I’m Surrounded by Scraps! How’s that for a quilt name?!? Yes, Surrounded by Scraps is the new mystery that we will be starting in January. Some of you know you need a “boatload” of 1 1/2″ squares but I figured I should probably give you better numbers than that so here goes:
2017 Mystery Quilt
Surrounded By Scraps by Charlotte Hawkes
This quilt is being offered in two sizes. small (approx. 67″ x 85.5″ includes a 5″ border) and large (approx. 85.5″ x 104″ include a 5″ border). Instructions will be given with the amounts for the large size (in). Background fabrics can be all the same fabric or scrappy as long as they are the same color and/or value. I have used black as my background but any color will do as long as you remember to have good contrast between your background fabric and your colored squares.
48 (80) – 3 1/2″ assorted colored squares
396 (678) – 1 1/2″ assorted colored squares
336 (560 – 1 1/2″ background squares
48 (80) – 3 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ background blocks
96 (160) – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ background blocks
144 (240) – 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ background blocks
96 (160) – 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ assorted colored blocks (Note: You may choose to use one contrasting fabric instead of the assorted blocks. You will need 1/2 yd for the small size and 3/4 yd. for the large size.) I used a medium blue in mine but now I wish I had used scrappy. It would have been more awesome!!!
23 (34) – 1 1/2″ x 17″ background sashing strips
Total amount of background yardage – 6 yds for small and 8 yds. for large
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Please feel free to direct others to this website for the information and clues.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!
The first clue will escape on January 11th at 7:00 EST. Stay tuned!