Thursday, July 21, 2011

Scrap Basket Mystery Step 2

So how is everybody doing? Without giving away too much above the jump, it's a bit more of the same. That's the bad news. The good news is we are getting the more involved parts over early, so things will get easier as we go along.

There is a quote I love...

 "If you have to eat a frog . . . don't stare at it too long. If you have to eat three ... don't start with the little one" ~ Randy Pausch
Just so you know, we didn't start with the small frog...

The short clue:
Make 70 half-square triangles with an un-finished size of 3 ½” (3” finished) so that the finished unit is dark on one half and light on the other. Use whatever technique(s) you like.
  • If you have an Easy Angle ruler, try using short strips rather than full width of fabric. You can then pair-up your darks and lights at random and get more diversity in you HSTs.
  • Get more random pairings of lights and darks, if you are using the square-at-a-time method described below, by putting your squares in two bags (one for lights one for darks). Choose a square from each bag to sew together. 

The Long Clue:
Cutting Instructions:
Lights: 4"squares- Cut 35
Darks: 4" squares- Cut 35

Sewing Instructions:
Draw a diagonal line on the back of each light square.

Draw a line ¼” on each side of the drawn diagonal line. I drew it dashed only for directions.

Layer the light square with a dark square, right sides together. Sew on the dotted lines. You can see my thread tail off the corner, even if the stitching doesn't show.

Cut on the solid line.

Press your half-square triangles (HST) open with the seam allowance toward the accent fabric.
Square-up to 3 ½” and place in a bag labeled Step #2.

I promise, not too many more HSTs.
Holler if you have questions.

Don't tell me not to burn the candle at both ends
Tell me where to get more wax!

1 comment:

Brenda said...

Thank-You Leslie!!! Now to have some more fun!!!