Sunday, March 9, 2014

MONTH #3 MYSTERY SEASONAL SAMPLER

Whew!  That was a quick month.  It's amazing what 2 less days will do to your schedule.  Did you get Month 2 finished of the Mystery Seasonal Sampler?

Month 3 was a challenge to come up with.  I wanted something to resemble St. Patricks but I promised you no applique so that was a bit more difficult to come up with something.  However, never fear, I did it!

This is your block this month.  It will measure 12 x 16 (12 1/2" x 16 1/2" unfinished).

Cutting Directions
Fabric 1 (dark green) - Cut  9 - 3" squares
                                  Cut 2 - 1" x 4 1/2" strips
Fabric 2 (med green) - Cut 11 - 3" squares
Fabric 3 (light green) - Cut 11 - 3" squares
Fabric 4 (background or cream) - Cut 8 - 3" squares
                                                 Cut 10 - 2 1/2" squares

Assembly Directions
Match the following 3" squares together to make half square triangles (HST)
4 - Combo  #2/4

 2 - Combo #1/4


 2 - Combo #3/4


3 - Combo #2/1



 4 - Combo #3/2

  5 - Combo #3/1





You can refer to the picture directions in Month 2 to make HST's.  As a refresher, draw a diagonal line across the lighter of the pair, Sew 1/4" from each side of the diagonal line.  Cut on the drawn diagonal line.  I press my seams open as I like the way they lay flatter that way but you can press to the darker triangle if you wish.  Square these HST's to 2 1/2".

Next pair a color #3/4 HST with a background 2 1/2" square and sew together.  Press seam to solid square.  Now trim off 1/2" off the right side length of the unit.  Sew the 1" dark green strip to the right side of the unit.



Now pair a color #4/2 HST and a background 2 1/2" square and sew together.  Press seam to solid square.  Now trim off 1/2" off the left side length of the unit.  Sew the 1" dark green strip to the left side of the unit.  Set aside for assembly in the grid below.

Using the grid below as a guide, lay the block out as indicated.  Sew the columns together first then sew the rows.

Here is the second color option.  It's basically the same but not as dark as the first one.


I finally got the linky thing to work...I think!  Whoo Hoo!  Now please link up to it so we can all see your progress on the Seasonal Mystery.











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2 comments

  1. this is great. thanks for the tutorial. did I miss blocks 1 and 2 ? clicked on the mystery block on the side bar and it did nothing.

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  2. I am sorry I found the link on the side that takes us back to older sites. These are so wonderful. Thank you so much for the tutorials. I will be making these when I am done sewing for my sons wedding.

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