Thursday, 10 September 2015

Mystery block - part 1

 Recently I had the privilege of demonstrating at a trade show in Lillestrom in Norway, with Global Hobby. I had a lovely time and came away with quite a few half-square triangles and squares cut - and I really liked some of the fabrics - so here we start the mystery block -
this is a 16" finished block and you will need a long quarter of each fabric for the block - and make it easier for yourself by choosing non directional fabric - believe me it will be a lot easier! and you need clear distinction between the light medium and dark fabrics to get the best effect.
You need to cut 32 x 2 1/2" half-square triangles from each fabric - using the Big Shot
and Bigz die - 659831
and 12 x 2 1/2" square in light and 4 in dark, using the Bigz die 657607
Join the triangles together to make 16 squares in each colour combination, (and press the seams flat open because of the complexity and number of seams that join) -
Join 16 squares together to make 8 rectangles like this -

and then join the remaining squares into rectangles, 4 of each -

So this will give you 32 rectangles and next time you'll see how to put them together for the complete block.
Happy sewing

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