Monday, February 1, 2016

January 2016 Mystery quilt

The blocks in this quilt are created with half square triangles.  Each block will use a background and two print fabrics.  Cut the fabrics according to the pattern instructions.  You should be able to cut 10 squares from the width of each of the prints.  (Trim the selvedge carefully.)  Six of the squares will be used as print 1 in a block,  the remaining 4 will be used as print 2 in a different block.

Match the squares right sides together in the following combinations to create each block:
2) print one squares with 2) print two squares,
2) print two squares with 2) background squares,
4) print one squares with 4) background squares.
Each set will make two half square triangle patches.  Match squares to create 12 different blocks.

To create the half square triangles, draw a diagonal line on the back of one of the matched squares.

Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the line.  Cut on the line.  Use the triangle square up ruler from Quilt in a Day to square the blocks to 3 1/2 inches and press the triangles open.

Arrange the patches as shown in the photo below to create the blocks.

 Create a total of twelve different blocks.  Print one and print two will be different fabrics in each block.

Arrange the blocks to create four rows with three blocks in each row.  Add the sashing between the blocks. 

Sew the borders all around the quilt. 

Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!

Here are some of the fabrics we will be using for the February mystery quilt.

It may be cold and snowy outside but we can think of the warmth of Summer as we make a beautiful picnic quilt.  Call us at 801-465-9133 to reserve your kit.

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