Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Flirty - December 2014 mystery quilt

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  We got to spend some relaxing time at home with the family.  It was really nice.

Becky has done it again!  I think this month's mystery quilt turned out really nice.  We added the borders just in time this morning.

The quilt is created with simple four patches and half square triangles and a little sashing.  Hope you enjoy it.

Create the four patches by sewing each of the 9) 2 ½ inch strips to a 2 ½ inch background strip.  Press toward the print.   

Cut each set into 16) 2 ½ inch segments.   

Randomly sew the segments in sets of two in order to create 72) four patch units.

To create the half square triangles match the 10 inch background squares with the 10 inch blue and dark pink print squares with right sides facing.  Draw two diagonal lines on the back of the cream squares.  Sew ¼ inch on both sides of the lines.  

 Cut on the lines and through the center of the 10 inch square horizontally and vertically.  

  Trim each ½ square triangle to 4 ½ inches and press toward the print fabric.  (We love the triangle square up ruler by Quilt in a Day for this task.)  

Not the right measurements but you get the idea.

You will need 36 blue half square triangles and 36 pink half square triangles.  Sew a blue and a pink half square triangle with two four patch units to create 36 blocks.

Create the large blocks by sewing four blocks together with sashing and a corner stone.  You will need nine big blocks.

Sew the big blocks into 3 rows of 3 blocks with the 18 ½ inch sashing strips between each of the blocks. Create two sashing rows with two cornerstones in each to connect the rows. 

Sew the 2 ½ inch border strips to each side and the 5 inch border strips to the top and bottom.

Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!

Watch for the January mystery fabrics.  We will post a photo as soon as we can.


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