Clue #3 – This One’s A Tricky One

Yup! Here’s Clue #3 and, no, I haven’t lost my mind! Yet!!! Ha! Ha! Have fun with it!

Scrap-In-A-Box – Clue #3

Section (A): Cut the 23 colored 1 7/8″ squares on the diagonal to make 46 HSTs. Sew each colored HST to one background 1 7/8″ HST.   Make 14 with the colored HST on the right and 14 with the colored HST on the left. As shown below.  Set the remaining colored HST’s aside.  You should have 28 sections.  Trim off dog ears.
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Section (B):  Cut the 8 – 3 1/4″ colored squares on both diagonals (32 sections).  Sew each section to the background triangle, as shown, to make a HST.   You should still have 28 sections.  Trim off dog ears. Set aside the remaining colored sections from the 3 1/4″ squares.

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Section (C):  Cut the 7 – 5 1/4″ colored squares on both diagonals (28 sections).  Sew one 2 7/8″ background HST to each section.  14 to the right and 14 to the left.  As shown.  Like you would be making a flying geese (goose?) block but with only one side.  Trim dog ears.

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Sew each (B) section to the corresponding (C) section to make a HST.  As shown below.  You should have 14 right sides and 14 left sides.  Trim.

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Using the 1 1/2″ width of fabric strips, sew one colored and one background strip together lengthwise (the long way, not end to end).  *If your 2 1/2″ blender strips have not been cut into squares. Sew each blender strip to the colored  1 1/2″ strip.  Cut into 96 – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ bricks.  *If your blender has been cut into 2 1/2″ squares. Cut the 1 1/2″ sewn strips into 96 – 2 1/2″ sections.  Sew each blender square to the colored side of the square to make a brick 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.  As shown below.

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And there you go!  You made it through the tricky stuff!  BTW I LOVE looking at all your progress on the Flickr page.  They all look so happy!  I love happy quilts!  If you haven’t already chosen your sashing and border fabric, now is a good time to look at your sections with your brick blenders and see what would compliment what you have.  I know sometimes with a mystery it can get kind of strange and you may think….”If I had only known, I would have done something different….”.  So lay out your pieces and get a feel of what color would really make those squares pop.

Have fun and the next clue will be on April 14th, 7 pm EDT.