Hello Friends, we meet again on another Saturday. I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend!
I hope you have had fun with our Summer Mystery Sew-Along. I know I certainly have, and have loved getting to meet some of you via emails. Last week, we solved a little a bit on the mystery, and made these blocks.
Today, we will solve a bit more on the mystery. BUT BEFORE WE GET STARTED, YOU WILL WANT TO DOWNLOAD TODAY’S INSTRUCTIONS IN PDF FORMAT TO FOLLOW ALONG HERE. [Please note that this file is the MOST updated version! Always check the postings on this site for the most updated versions of instructions.] Instructions will be available on this site through Oct 31, 2016.
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HERE for introductory details
HERE for Installment #1
HERE for Installment #2
HERE for Installment #3
HERE for Installment #4
#1. So, to get started, we will need all the units made in previous weeks that haven’t been used:
Stem Units (July 9)
Flying Geese and Flying Geese Variation Units (July 16)
Bright Row Units (July 23)
Refer to the pdf instructions, and lay the units out accordingly into 4 different sets. I have done mine, as shown:
Easy peasy – you just start sewing them together to make a tree unit. Repeat to make a total of 10 tree units, and set aside for a moment.
#2. Then, you will cut 20 (2 1/2″ x 8 1/2″) rectangles from the vanilla weave ground fabric. I have used two vanilla weave rectangles to lay out together with the tree unit and bright row units. Sew together, and I will have completed 1 block.
#3. Please refer to pdf instructions for fabric placements and block orientations (very important on the block orientation!), complete a total of 10 blocks! And you are finished for today.
And now, you have a total of 20 blocks (counting the ones we made last week) to play with!!! What shall we do next… Hmmmm…. come back next week and find out! Meanwhile, give yourself a pat on the back – you have done a great job! :o)
What do you have planned for the rest of today? My little family has errands to run, and I think I am going to sit down and do some leisure stitching after we are finished with errands. See you next week!