Scrappy Stars Around the Corner – Clue #1

Ok, Quilters!  Start your engines!……rev up your sewing machines!

Please note**  Black will be shown as the background fabric in all of the instructions.  ALSO!  Value and diversity are important in this quilt.  Try to have different colors, color values, prints, etc. in each of your blocks.  Mix it up!  Matching is not important here.  One more thing…….there will be bias edges.  Bias can be your friend or foe.  They can help you ease it in or cause you much distress if you stretch them too much.  So treat them kindly.

  1.  Cut 4 1/4″ background squares on both diagonals.  Sew 1 section to two sides a a 2 5/8″ medium to dark colored squares as shown below.  Make 80.  Trim dog ears and press toward the background.2016-01-12 12.11.17
  2. Using the assorted medium to dark colored 4 1/4″ squares that have been cut on both diagonals, sew two assorted sections together on the short side to make a triangle.  No need to match at all!!  Just sew them!  Get out of your matchy box!  It won’t matter!  Trust me!  Make 160.  Wait to press until after the next step.2016-01-12 12.13.16
  3. Sew each triangle from step #2 to the sides of each triangle from step#1.  Flip the seams so they nestle nicely.  Press and trim dog ears.  You should have 80 pieces that measure 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″.2016-01-12 12.16.45

Have fun!  The next clue will be on Feb. 9 at 7 pm EST.

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  • Susan
    January 12, 2016

    That looks possible. We’ll see if I can do some with leader-ender time. Thanks so much!

  • Kari Vanderblue
    January 12, 2016

    Thanks Charlotte!

  • Saskia
    January 12, 2016

    Thank you so much, can’t wait to start! But working the nightshift here in The Netherlands so after work to bed and later today I’ll start. Looks good so far.

    • Quiltinglesue
      January 13, 2016

      So excited a new one is here! Thank you Charlotte for all your hard work and can’t wait to get started! What a good reason to tidy the ‘can’t go in there Christmas Room’ and reclaim it as my ‘can’t go in there Sewing Room’ ! Work….I mean fun …..starts now!

  • Verylazydaisy
    January 12, 2016

    Let the fun begin!

  • rosa
    January 13, 2016

    So gorgeous.Thanks you!

  • Linnie
    January 14, 2016

    Look forward to doing the quilt. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Jackie Jacobs
    January 29, 2016

    This is the first quilt I have made using your pattern. Even with just the cutting instructions and first clue, I can tell I’m going to be pleased with the results. Your directions are amazing. Thank you for this great mystery quilt. I’ve purchased another one of your patterns and am anxious to get started on it as well.

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