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Old 05-22-2020, 02:16 PM
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I'm an old hand, but it doesn't bother me to read through directions if someone else needs them.

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Old 05-22-2020, 03:43 PM
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OK, in view of Watson's answer and the possibility that there may be newbies lurking who need the instructions, I'll post both. My preference for mysteries is to be told what blocks to make, so that I can make them my preferred way rather than the designer's way.

For this whole project, I made extensive use of my Deb Tucker trimdown rulers, but if you don’t have them, please don’t feel you need to run out and buy them. There always alternate methods and possibly alternate rulers by other designers. If you use them, follow their size recommendations and not mine.



Week 2:

This is our old friend, half-square triangles. You can make them by your favorite method. Thangles, Triangulations, folded corners, whatever. You are making 40 3.5-inch HSTs from Fabric #2 and Fabric #4. (Queen people, you are making 56 5.5 inch HSTs, same fabrics.)

If you’re brand new to quilting, here’s my favorite method. Cut 4-inch squares, (6-inch for queens) 20 of Fabric #2 and 20 of Fabric #4. On the back of the Fabric #2 squares, draw a diagonal line from upper right to lower left. Layer with the #4 squares, right sides together. Sew 1/4 inch on each side of that diagonal line. Cut the squares along the drawn line. Press the HSTs open. They’ll be slightly oversize, so trim them to 3 1/2 inches. You won't be taking off more than a few threads, but trimmed blocks are so nice to work with! Deb Tucker has an illustrated pdf at https://deb-tuckers-studio-180-desig...cker-trimmer-1. Of course she pushes her own trimmer tool (which, to tell the truth, is very handy) but you can use any ruler with a good diagonal to align the blocks for trimming.


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Old 05-23-2020, 04:15 AM
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Count me in, sounds like an interesting project!
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Old 05-23-2020, 08:04 PM
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Just found this. I miss Judy's mysteries too we're having a major dust storm at the moment and the powers off. Count me in and I'll start tomorrow...scrappy.
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Old 05-24-2020, 08:24 PM
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Finally! Been fighting with the computer to let me upload my HSTs. The camera/light washed out the reds some -- the darker is a rich ruby/wine color.
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Old 05-25-2020, 04:50 AM
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HST are ready for the next step.
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I'd like to participate in this also. Sounds like fun.
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Working on HST. ... did a test with the 8 at a time ...worked very well I started with 8-1/2 in squares. I am confident I will have the other 32 made before Friday’s new clue. This is pretty fun...😊
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Old Today, 02:16 AM
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Here's what I have so far....They are a lot more orange in real life.
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Old Today, 04:27 AM
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I have my fabrics cut to make the hst's 8 at a time. I'm doing a little at a time while I'm working on two other quilts. Hopefully I will have pictures this weekend.
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