Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sunbonnet Sleuth Week 2

First I started to complete the cutting instructions this morning I realized that 3 of the fabrics need more than a fat quarter to make the quilt. My sincere apologies! Here is the new fabric requirement list. Note that the blue, the red, and the blue stripe are the 3 fabrics require more than a fat quarter.

Now, let's get started cutting and sewing.....

From the blue cut (1) strip 2-1/2" x wof, recut into (8) 2-1/2" squares.
From the black/coffee cut 1 4-1/2" x wof strip, recut (2) 4-1/2" squares and (12) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles. (4) rectangles are needed this week, set (8) rectangles aside for next week to be used next week).
From the red cut (1) 2-1/2" x wof strip, recut into (8) 2-1/2" squares.

**Save ends of strips not cut today to be cut into pieces for next weeks sewing**

Mark a diagonal line from corner to corner on the back of all the red and blue 2-1/2" squares.

Position a blue 2-1/2" square on one side of a black/coffee 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle. Sew on the pencil line. Trim 1/4" from stitching line, fold out resulting triangle and press. Repeat on the opposite corner of the black/coffee rectangle to make a flying geese unit. Make 4 units.

Position a red 2-1/2" square on opposite sides of a black/coffee 4-1/2" square. Sew on the diagonal line of each square. Trim 1/4" from stitching line, fold out the resulting triangles and press. Repeat in 2 opposite corners to make a square-in-square unit. Make 2 units.

Sew a flying geese unit to opposite sides of a square-in-square unit to make a bar diamond unit. Make 2 units.

This is an easy week of sewing, there will be more sewing week-by-week until you finish the quilt.

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