Nearly half way!

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…..and Autumn is upon us!  Here on the farm, the evenings are getting crisper, and each morning the mist lies upon the field and shrouds each hilltop with its own pale scarf.

It seems fitting then, as we stand on the cusp of the equinox, that with this set of blocks we will be half way through constructing the blocks for the Mystery Quilt!

Blocks #7:

Number required: 2

Technique: Half square triangles

Design size: 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″

Final dimensions including seam allowances: 8″ x 8″

Method: You will start with squares that measure 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″. Once sewn trim to 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ each if you are only making a block of 4 squares.

If you want to make a block of 16 squares you will need to cut 3″ x 3″ squares and once sewn trim them to 2 3/8″ x 2 3/8″

If you’ve done 4 squares then arrange in a pattern of your choice.

If you’ve done 16 squares, you may also arrange in a pattern

of your choice though here  are some options:

Block #8:

Number required: 1

Technique: Card trick

Design size: 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″

Final dimensions including seam allowances: 8″ x 8″

Method:

From each of the 4 colours you are using,  cut 1 square  3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

From the same 4 colours, cut 1 square  2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″

Cut 2   squares  in background fabric:  3 1/2″ x 31/2″

Cut 1  square in background fabric:  3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″

Then follow instructions in the video:

 And that is that for now. Unless you’re needing to catch up, then this is a good month to do so with only 3 blocks to do!