It’s almost time for the 2012 mystery. First clue will be posted on November 23, 2012. Bonnie has posted on her blog the fabric requirements for this years mystery. I am going to be using Bonnie’s colors. I did order 2 yards of grey and some white with black. The rest of the fabric is from my stash. You can find the requirements for “Easy Street” here: http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2012/10/find-yourself-on-easy-street.html
I’m looking forward to seeing what you all do on Linky Days
This week we started out by cutting 2 1/2 inch squares 112 neutral, 112 black, and 56 red. We used these squares along with the hour glass blocks from step 1 to make 28 Ohio Star Blocks with black corners and 28 Ohio Start Blocks with neutral corners. These went pretty quick.
SueW Step 6
This week the task was to cut out 700 black triangles using the easy angle ruler. Cut the strips 2″ wide and then just cut away. Once they were cut it was to sew them on 2 sides of the half square triangle squares. Biggest thing with this is making sure you are adding the triangles to the correct sides. With last minute christmas project to finish I didn’t get this step done until the morning of December 23rd. That was one day after step 6 as sent out.
SueW Step 5
Wow we got to work with red this week. Such a cheery part. We had to make 64 5.5″ string blocks. Next you cut the string blocks in half and squared them up to the 3.5″ line on the companion ruler. I must say I don’t have strings so I had to cut up yardage for this step. I used mostly my fat quarters and I’m hoping I’m going to have enough variety for the reds in the next steps. Heck maybe I should ask Santa for some red fat quarters for Christmas. I am really enjoying this mystery and love the fact that Bonnie has cut it up into a few more steps so that the parts require a few less pieces at one time.
Until next week.
Step 3 was to make 350 1/2 square triangles using the easy angle ruler. I found this step much easier than step one using the companion angle. I did a marathon sewing day on Friday and finished step 3. Since I had to cut my fat quarters into 2 inch strips in order to use the ruler, the next time I would just use half-square triangle papers.