Kevin the Quilter is hosting a mystery quilt along. This is his first online mystery quilt to host. Here is the link to the fabric requirements, and, here is the link to Clue #1. It's not too late to join in. I cut and pasted Kevin's info, and have it in a notebook, with my fabrics.
Of course, I always have to do things a bit different than everyone else. Yes, I cut out scraps, but, I have way more yardage than scraps, and, as far as I'm concerned, a Fat Quarter counts as scraps, too. I did find some great fabrics in my small scrap cabinet. The first clue uses Navy blue, Royal blue, and light blue. These are the fabrics I settled on.
|my three different blue stacks|
|2 scrappy sets cut out|
I stitched all my pieces, making sure that I ironed half of each set towards the middle (read Kevin's directions) and half towards the edges on each set.
|stitching away on Betty Sue, the purple Featherweight|
Here are the NON-scrappy blocks.
And here are my scrappy sets.
|2 half sets ironed towards edges|
|2 half sets, ironed towards the middle|
I didn't finger press the first, Non-scrappy set, and it messed with the bias more. I followed Kevin's directions to finger press before ironing, and the scrappy sets ironed much easier.
I'm ready for the next Clue. This didn't take long, so, JOIN IN!
Next Friday, July 14th, is the first day of Sarah's 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop.
Here are the blogs participating in the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop!
Friday, July 14th
Saturday, July 15th
Sunday, July 16th
Monday, July 17th
Tuesday, July 18th
Wednesday, July 19th
Thursday, July 20th
Friday, July 21st
Saturday, July 22nd
Sunday, July 23rd
Monday, July 24th
Tuesday, July 25th
Yes, I'm listed THREE TIMES. As usual, I went a bit overboard, and have 'extra' projects that I'll be showing. To save having a r-e-a-l-l-y l-o-n-g blog post, it will now be divided into 3 not as long posts. Come check out the blog hop. You'll get lots of inspiration for gifts to make for Christmas.