VERY VERY VERY Important Public Announcement – please read carefully before proceeding:
It was brought to my attention that some of you might have ended up with strips sets of 36-ply instead of 40-ply! Not good… but what fun is a mystery without a bit of mysterious twist? So, in order to determine whether you have the 36- or 40-ply, you have to put on your detective hat and do a quick look-see. If you have TWO strips of the weave pastels (namely, cloud blue, powder pink, soft green and butter), then, you have the 40-ply, and all is well.
We will be using TWO strips of the following pastels today (L to R: powder pink weave, cloud blue weave and butter weave), shown in the picture below. The pastel strips are the lightest of colors among the strips.
If your strip set has only ONE strip for the weave pastels, then… you will not be able to complete the correct number of the units today until Quilting Treasures sends you the extra strips. If you are one of the 36-ply-ers, please email me your mailing address AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, latest by this coming Thursday (July 28), so that I can forward the address to Quilting Treasures. Quilting Treasures WILL take care of sending you the missing strips, but you have to email me your mailing address! My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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HERE for Installment #2
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Happy Saturday, Friends. I hope you have had a good week. It’s time to get my box of Harmony strips out for today’s installment.
Basically, we will just be sewing together 2 1/2″ squares together to make row units for today’s installment. Easy peasy, as long as you keep track of what goes where.
CUTTING & SEWING BRIGHT ROW UNITS
#1. Very simple. Divide the following strips into 2 groups.
Group 1: L to R – marine swirl, tangerine swirl, royal spiral square, sunflower swirl, melon weave. Cut from each strip 10 (2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″) squares. Arrange the squares in the same order, and sew together to make a row unit. Make a total of 10 units.
Group 2: L to R – geranium leaf, carrot spiral square, crocus leaf, bubble gum swirl, deep ocean spiral square. Cut from each strip 10 (2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″) squares. Arrange the squares in the same order, and sew together to make a row unit. Make a total of 10 units.
#2. You should have something like this upon completing this step.
CUTTING & SEWING PASTEL ROW UNITS
#1. Identify and layout these strips:
2 cloud blue weave, 2 powder pink weave, 2 butter weave, lilac weave, melon weave, butter cream weave, powder blue weave, turquoise blue weave, green mist weave, cotton candy weave, peony weave, soft green weave
NOTE: At this point, some of you might only have 1 cloud blue weave, 1 powder pink weave and 1 butter weave — if that is the case, remember to email me your address as stated in the public announcement at the beginning of this post.
#2. Cutting the strips:
From the cloud blue weave, powder pink weave and butter weave strips, cut: (20) 2-1/2″ squares
From lilac weave strip, cut: (8) 2-½” squares / From melon weave strip, cut: (2) 2- ½” squares
From each of the remaining strips, cut: (10) 2-1/2″ squares
NOTE: Cutting is tight on the pastel strips. You should be able to cut 16 (2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″) squares from each strip. In the event of finding yourself not having enough of a certain strip to cut the required number of squares, there should be some leftover from these strips that you can use to substitute (if you have the 40-ply strip set): melon, butter cream, powder pink, cloud blue, soft green, butter.
#3. Make (8) Row Units 1a and (2) Row Units 1b. These row units only have 4 squares arranged and sewn together.
1a: L to R – cloud blue weave, powder pink weave, lilac weave and butter weave. Arrange squares in the same order and sew to make 1 Row Unit. Make a total of 8 units.
1b: L to R – cloud blue weave, powder pink weave, melon weave and butter weave. The order is the same, except swapping out melon weave for lilac weave. Arrange squares in the same order and sew to make 1 Row Unit. Make a total of 2 units.
You should have units looking like these upon completing this step. Top shows (8) 1a units, and bottom shows (2) 1b units.
#4. Divide the following strips into 2 groups. Row units in these 2 groups have 5 squares arranged and sewn together.
Group 1: L to R – cloud blue weave, powder pink weave, powder blue turquoise blue weave, green mist weave. Arrange the squares in the same order, and sew together to make a row unit. Make a total of 10 units.
Group 2: L to R – butter weave, cotton candy weave, peony weave, soft green weave, butter weave. Please note that picture only shows butter once on the left. Arrange the squares in the same order, and sew together to make a row unit. Make a total of 10 units.
Your units should look like these upon completing all the pastel row units. If you look at the right row units, the top and bottom patches of the unit are BOTH butter weave, even though the bottom patch looks slightly orange-y due to the lighting. You are good as long as you have 2 butter patches arrange and sewn in that unit. :)
Again, if you received the 36-ply strip set, you will not be able to make all the required row pastel units. SO, you will need to email me your mailing address to rectify your situation. We are going to have a week break for catching up next week. I will be back on August 5 with Installment #4. Until then…. meanwhile, I hope you continue to have a lovely summer!