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SPRING MYSTERY QUILT   CLUE #7   - The Reveal

 

Gather your 7 tulip blocks, the 4 half tulip blocks and (2) 21 ¼” x 21 ¼” background fabric.

 

The half tulip blocks will be squared up on the long diagonal side.  Be sure that you allow ¼” seam allowance at the valleys.
   

 

Using the 21 ½” x 21 ½” squares of background – these will be our setting triangles – make a diagonal cut from corner to corner.  Next make another diagonal cut from the other two sides.   

There will be 8 triangles, but you will use only 6.

 

Row 1:  Starting at the top, place 2 half tulip blocks at the top, point side down.   THIS IS FOR SET UP ONLY.  SEE SEWING BELOW FOR PIECING DIRECTIONS.    

 

Row 2:  1 setting triangle, 1 tulip block, 1 setting triangle

   

Row 3:   1 tulip block, 1 tulip block

 

Row 4:  Repeat Row 2

 

Row 5:  Repeat Row 3

 

Row 6:  Repeat Row 2

Row 7:  Repeat row 1

 

 

SEWING THE BLOCKS TOGETHER:    (R indicates the row)

Although the blocks are set “ON POINT”, you will sew them together in rows as follows:   

R-1  Sew a setting triangle to a half tulip block.

R-2  Sew the following together:  Setting triangle, 2 tulip blocks, half tulip block

R-3  Sew the together:  3 tulip blocks, setting triangle

R-4  Sew together:  half tulip block, tulip block, setting triangle. 

 

The size of this pieced center is:   39” x 62”

 

It may be used as is, or add borders.   I chose 3 borders: 

Border 1 – Use light, or background fabric, cut 6 – 2 ½” strips

Border 2 – Use dark fabric, cut 7  - 3 ½” strips

Border 3 – Use light or background fabric, cut7 – 2 ½” strips

Border 4 – Use medium fabric, cut 10  - 5 ½” strips

 

This will make the quilt measure 63” x 86”.   

This is YOUR quilt, so either use the pieced center alone, or add borders as you wish.

 

SPRING MYSTERY QUILT – CLUE 6

 

This is clue #6 of 7 in our Spring Mystery Quilt.      ¼” seam allowance is used throughout.

 

 You will use the 32 large tulip blocks and 4 left=hand half tulips and 4 right-hand tulips AND

 

34 – 2 ½” x 6 ½” background rectangles  AND

 

11 – 2 ½” x 2 ½” dark squares.

 

 Set aside:  4 large tulip blocks, the 4 left hand half tulips, the  4 right hand  half tulips, 8   2 ½” x 6 ½” background rectangles, and 4   2 ½” x 2 ½” dark squares.  You will use these later.

 

 

 

For each block of the quilt, you need:

 

4 large tulip blocks

 

4   2 ½” x 6 ½” background rectangles

 

1       2 ½” x 2 ½”  dark square.

 

 

 

  1.   Set up the large tulip blocks in this position:  

 

 

 

  1.   Sew a 2 ½” x 6 ½” background rectangle between the Top left tulip and the Bottom left tulip. Press to the tulips  

 

 

 

  1. Do the same with the upper and lower right tulips. Press to the tulips.  
  2. Sew a background rectangle to the dark square, add another background rectangle.  Press to the dark square.
  3. Join the left tulip unit to the rectangle/square unit.  Then sew the right tulip unit to the rectangle/square.    Press.  

 

You will make 7 of these blocks.

 

 

 

 

 

Next you will use the tulip blocks, half tulips blocks, background rectangles and dark squares that you put aside. 

 

 

 

For each block you will use 1 large tulip blocks,

 

1 left half tulip

 

1 right tulip

 

2 background rectangles ( 2 ½” x 6 ½”)

 

1 dark square ( 2 ½” x 2 ½”)

 

  1.  Set up the half tulips blocks in this position:
  2. Sew a background rectangles to the large tulip
  3. Join the left half tulip block to the bottom of the rectangle
  4. Join 1 background rectangle to a dark square
  5. Sew the rectangle/square unit to the full/half left tulip unit
  6. Sew a right half tulip to the right side of the rectangle/square unit.

 

 

 

You will make 4 of these blocks.  

 

 

 

Next week we will set the blocks together and you will need 5/8” x WOF (width of fabric) background.  Or if you are using scraps, you will need (2) 21 ¼” x 21 ¼” square of similar fabric.  






SPRING MYSTERY QUILT, CLUE 5

 

We’re getting closer to the end.    All seams are ¼”.

 

This week we are going to use the “tulip flower block” we created last week, along with the left and right half flying geese which we made in clue # 3.   We also need 2 ½” x 2 ½” Fabric C (dark) squares and (8) 2 ½” x 2 ½” background squares.

 

We are going to make the tulip flower block bigger and we are going to make 4 left half tulips and 4 right half tulips.

 

First, make the tulip blocks bigger by sewing a left hand HFG (half flying goose) to the left side of the tulip.  Remember the Left HFG has its point at the bottom.  

 

 

Sew a right hand HFG to a 2 ½” x 2 ½” Fabric C (dark fabric).  Press towards the dark.   Now sew the right HFG/ dark square to the right side of the tulip.   (right HFG points are at the top.)  You should have 32 enlarged tulip blocks.

 

Left partial tulip blocks – make 4

 Row 1 - Sew a 2  ½” x 2 ½” fabric C (dark) to the bottom of a LEFT HFG. 

 Row 2 - Sew another 2 ½” x 2 ½” dark square to the bottom of a half square triangle, made        

           with Fabrics B and D. 

Position Row 1 on the left side of Row 2 and sew.

Row 3 – is the 2 ½” x2 ½” background square.   Sew Row 3 to the previous 2 rows, positioning the background square to the top right.

 

 

Right partial tulip blocks – make 4

Row 1 - Sew a 2  ½” x 2 ½” fabric C (dark) to the bottom of a Right HFG. 

 Row 2 - Sew another 2 ½” x 2 ½” dark square to the bottom of a half square triangle, made       

           with Fabrics B and D. 

Position Row 1 on the Right  side of Row 2 and sew.

Row 3 – is the 2 ½” x2 ½” background square.   Sew Row 3 to the previous 2 rows, positioning the background square to the top left.

 



The finished tulip block:






Spring Quilt Mystery – Clue #4

All seams are ¼”.

Today we are going to make Spring Flowers, and we are going to make 32 of them.

Basically we are going to make a four-patch which looks like a tulip.

 

You will need:

             32 - 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares of fabric D – Background

74 of the half square triangles, made with Fabric A and Fabric D.  These finished at

                      2 ½” x 2 ½”.

             32 - 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares from Fabric C – the dark fabric.

 

 

First line up your flowers – the two half square triangles points will meet in the center.

 

 

At the top left of the flower will be a 2 ½” x 2 ½” Fabric D background square.   This is the center of the tulip.

 

At the bottom right will be a 2 ½” x 2 ½” Fabric C- Dark.  This will be the “bud” of the tulip.

 

Make sure that the Fabric A is touching the Dark square.  The light fabric (background) will be placed on the outer edge of the square.   The half square triangles make the “Flower/tulip.”

 Sew the top two blocks together, the bottom two blocks together.   Then sew the top and the bottom together making sure that you have matched the center seams.

 

 


 

SPRING MYSTERY QUILT  Clue #3

Please read through these instructions before starting.  Your brain is going to get a little workout.  You CAN do this.

 

For Clue 3, you will need Fabric B (2 ½” x 4 ½” strips)   72 Strips 

                                             Fabric D – background – 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares   72 squares

 

You are familiar with a Flying Geese unit, made with 1 goose and 2 skies (photo 1).  

Photo 1

We are making HALF FLYING GEESE with 1 goose and 1 Sky (photo 2).  .

We are going to use the “stitch and flip” technique to construct these geese.

 

IMPORTANT!!! The Half Flying Geese (HFG) are divided into two different parts- you will make 36 right hand HFG and 36 left hand  HFG.   See photo 3.

 Photo 3

 

First, separate the 2 ½” x 4 1/2” rectangles (Fabric B) into two piles of 36 each.  Make 2 piles of 2 ½” x

2 ½” squares – again, 36 in each pile.   We are going to work with half the fabrics at a time.

 

Draw a diagonal line on wrong side of the 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares.   Place a 2 ½” x 2 ½” square, right sides together, to the right end of a 2 ½” x 4 ½” strip with the diagonal line going from the upper right corner to the lower left corner of the square.  

 

This is the secret – the right hand HFG will have its square sewn diagonally from the upper RIGHT corner to the bottom.   See photo 4.

 Sew the diagonal line, flip the corner of the square to the upper right corner and press.  The point will be in the upper corner. Now you can trim the seam allowance to ¼”.   Make 36 right hand HFG.  That wasn’t too bad, was it?

 

Now that you have tackled the right hand HFG, we are going to make left hand HFG. 

Again, mark a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares.

Place a 2 ½” x 2 ½” square, right sides together, to the right end of a 2 ½” x 4 ½” strip with the diagonal line going from the upper left corner to the bottom right corner of the square.  Photo 5

 

MAJOR TIP:   The left hand HFG will have its square sewn from the upper left corner—Get it?  Left hand HFG sews from the upper left corner of the square.  Right hand HFG sews from the upper right corner of the square.  

 

After sewing the diagonal seam, flip the square to the lower corner and press.   The point will be in the lower corner.   Trim the seam allowance to ¼”.   Make 36 left hand HFG. 

             


SPRING MYSTERY QUILT - CLUE 2

Spring Mystery Quilt

Clue #2

 

 

Using 36 of Fabric A 3”x3” squares and 36 of Fabric D 3”x3” squares (background) make half square triangle (HST)

Units as follows:

 

Layer a Fabric A to Fabric D, rights sides together.   Draw a diagonal line, corner to corner.   Sew ¼” away from both sides of the drawn line.  If you wish, draw additional lines on both sides of the center line….I suggest using dashed lines to designate these as sewing lines.   See photo #1

 

After sewing, cut each unit in half on the original center line.   Open and press towards the darker fabric.

You should have 72 HST’s.  See photo #2

 

These HST’s are slightly oversized and you need to square them up to a perfect 2 ½” x 2 ½”.     Using a ruler with a

45 degree angle.   Line up the 45 degree angle with the diagonal seam line of the HST.    Line up the 2 ½” lines on the ruler, and trim the right and top sides of the HST.   Rotate the HST and trim the remaining 2 sides.    See Photo #3.

 

 

 

 Photo 1

 

 Photo 2

                  

 

 Photo 3







 SPRING MYSTERY QUILT  - CLUE #1

Spring Mystery Quilt

Clue #1

 

60” x67” finished size (approx.)

 

This quilt will require 4 fabrics: 2 mediums (A &B), a dark (C) and a light background (D)

For Fabric B, you may use a layer cake (10” x 10”) OR  a Jelly Roll (2 ½” x Width of Fabric )  OR yardage.

 

Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A – 3/8 Yard

Fabric B – ¾ Yard OR 11 Layer cake (10” x 10”)  OR  11 Jelly Roll Strips (2 ½” x WOF)

Fabric C – 5/8 Yard

Fabric D (background) –  4 ¼ Yards  We will start with 1 ¾-2 yards of background.

 

Even though Fabrics A & B are both medium, it is IMPORTANT that they have HIGH CONTRAST.

Fabric C will be a dark fabric and should have HIGH CONTRAST to Fabrics A & B.

Fabric D is a light fabric – make sure there is good contrast with Fabrics A & B.

 

 

 

 

Cutting:

Fabric A – Cut 3 -  3” strips.  Cut each of those strips into 3”x3” squares.  You need a total of 36 squares

Fabric B – Cut 2 ½” strips.  If using yardage, you will need 9 strips cut into 2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles.  Cut 72 rectangles.

         Jelly roll strips:  Cut 72  2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles.

         Layer Cake:   Cut each into 2 ½” strips, then cut  the strips into 2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles.  Cut 72 rectangles.

Fabric C – (Dark Color) Cut into 2 ½” x WOF strips, then sub cut into 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares.  Cut 72 squares.

Fabic D – (background) Cut 3 strips 3” x WOF.   Cut each strip into 3” x 3” square.  Cut 36 Squares.

                 Cut 13 strips 2 ½” wide x WOF.   Use 6 strips to cut 36 rectangles  2 ½” x 6 ½”.

                  From the remaining 7 2 ½” strips, cut 112  2 ½” x 2 ½” squares.

     Set aside the remaining background fabric.  






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