It’s Time to Reveal – Clue #5

First, I want to thank you all for your prayers and condolences at this difficult time.  My heart is heavy for my son and his two small children.  Life will never be the same for them.  But we try and move on, doing our best to make up for the loss but there is no way to fill this void.  Your comments have touched me.  Thank you all again.

OK!  Here we go!  Clue #5

You should have all your sections done and ready to go.  Now it’s time to cut your sashing.  Cut (48)  –  1 1/2 x 10 1/2″ strips.  Assemble blocks on point as shown, using the sashing strips, 1 1/2″ cornerstones and the remaining 1 7/8″ HST’s. Scrap-In-A-Box #5

There are several ways to assemble your squares.  When I assemble mine, I like to lay out the squares so that I get a good mix of the fabrics and colors.  I try to not have like fabric next to each other.  I sew the squares together in strips with the sashing in between.  Then I lay the strips out in order and choose a cornerstone that is in contrast to the fabrics that meet at the corners.  I then sew the sashing strips to the cornerstones making long strips.  Add the 1 7/8″ HSTs at each end (making sure they go in the right direction).   I then sew the sashing strips to the strips of squares.  This way I can make sure that the cornerstones are mixed well and contrast with the corner fabrics.


Measure the length and width of the quilt at the center.  Cut the inner border strips 1 1/2″ wide the proper length and width for each side.  Pin and sew being careful to not stretch the fabric.

Measure and cut the contrasting border strips 1 1/2″ for each side.  Pin and sew as before.

Measure and cut the outer border strips 3 1/2″ for each side.  Pin and sew as before.

My finished quilt top measures 59″ x 74″.  Here it is hanging on the neighbor’s clothesline with the wind blowing!

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  • jenny
    May 21, 2015

    Thank you Charlotte for all the work you put into this mystery. i have thoroughly enjoyed it, your finished quilt is beautiful. i have certainly made a hole in my scrap stash.
    You and your family have my deepest sympathies for your loss.

  • Gardenpat
    May 21, 2015

    Thank you so much for another scrap- using , stash- busting glorious quilt!!! What a talented designer and teacher you are! Now with this final clue and reveal, I will finish up my Scrap in a Box quilt and smile!!!!

    So sorry for your loss during this time!

    • Charlotte Hawkes
      May 26, 2015

      You’re welcome. I’m so glad you enjoyed the process and the end result.

  • Linda Harrington
    May 23, 2015

    God Bless you Charlotte as you carry on. You are a strong lady and will be a pillar of strength for your son and your little grandchildren.

    • Charlotte Hawkes
      May 26, 2015

      Thank you, this is just such a tragedy. But he will be ok. He has a strong support system.

  • Penny M
    June 22, 2015

    I love this quilt. I’m hoping to try it someday. Is there a pattern available somewhere?

  • Pratima
    June 23, 2015

    Charlotte, thank you very much! It’s been a difficult time for you, yet you gave us the final steps for this quilt, I can’t imagine what you must be going through.. Thank you for everything and for all your hard work. Your scrap in a box quilt is gorgeous! Beautiful colors!

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