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All of the fabrics are going together beautifully. The one I'm seeing as I type this post is Pam H's and blue and brown is a favorite combination of mine. And since I'm hooked on Dear Jane, reproduction fabrics always catch my eye. SulaBug, I have a lot of that same lime green fabric because I made a Hunter's Star for my teenage granddaughter (whose name is Hunter) last year from that green and purple. She specified the colors and it took me forever to make the quilt because I got so tired of looking at the same two colors, so I did a lot of other projects while that one was in progress. I finally mailed it to her for her birthday several months ago and she thanked me appropriately, but she said to her mother, "Mom, why did she think I wanted purple and green?"! Teenagers!
Cut 1 WOF of each of your 6 colors, A through F, cutting them 2-½“ wide. Lay them out in an order pleasing to your eye and sew with ¼” seams as shown in the photo. PLEASE NOTE: You will offset each WOF piece by 2”, creating a “stair step“ effect. . Start at the same side each time, and let the other end fall where it wants to -- your fabrics will probably not be all the exact length. Press well from the wrong side. Then press from the front, make sure to press out the little folds or wrinkles at the seam lines. One set of 6 WOF pieces will make one long piece about 12“ to 12-½ wide, depending on how accurate your seams are -- width is not 100% critical for this step.
Lay your strip set on your cutting mat with edges of long side of strip set along mat lines. Using the 45 degree line from your cutting mat, trim the left side as shown. Without moving the strip set, put the 3-½” line of your ruler along the freshly cut edge. Cut off a section, move ruler over to the right so the 3-½” line is positioned as before and cut. Keep going until all the pieces are cut from this strip set. Stack your cut pieces so the colors in the pile line up. If you started your strip with color B all your pieces will have color B at the same end of the pile.
Sew the pieces together as you would as if you were making binding, see 4th picture down. See (No, this is not going to be used for binding - way too much work for a binding LOL)
Make two more of these strip sets with colors in the same order as the first set, for a total of three strip sets
Set aside for another day.
My soul is fed with needle and thread
thanks judy this is getting exciting . now off to my oldest daughters for the day
oh, this is a fun step! I can't wait to see how you are going to put this together!
Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!
Really loving this clue Judy. Most awesome!!! Have it printed out but must wait till later to start. Gotta get off the train and put up applesauce. Tomorrow I will be putting down sauerkraut. With that done I can focus on quilts and quilting.
Glad you are feeling better. Just take things slow so you can heal. I'm really loving doing this step I got one strip cut and done still have two more to do than I will post pictures. This is really one fun step. I think I'll visit the dining car and socialize a bit. Need a break from sewing for awhile.
Glad to hear everyone is having a good time!
My soul is fed with needle and thread
Just printed a copy of the new clue, so I can get started on this next step!! This one looks very interesting & I can hardly wait to see how things are going to go together. This project is going to be a "WINNER" for sure!! Thank you again Judy for all of your hard work. I hope you keep getting well & taking care of yourself.
If you see someone without a SMILE, please give them one of yours!!
Sulabug, this is getting awfully interesting! Once the "reveal" of it shows up, then I can start designing quilting patterns for them. Right now I haven't a clue! But, I keep adding stuff to the repertoire, so I'll come up with something unique!