Friday, September 9, 2016

Chasing the Sun - Clue 3

I used to teach a class once a month.  I was always shocked at how quick the month went by and it was time to teach again.  I'm feeling the same thing with these weeks.  Is it really Saturday already?  Of course not --- this is an EARLY release but still ---- tomorrow is Saturday right?  Onto week three.  REMEMBER TO READ ALL THE WAY THROUGH BEFORE STARTING.

On your mark, get set, cut --- (When I say LEFTOVER, I mean the little ends that are left from cutting previous bricks and squares, not strips that are still remaining to be cut.)  These cutting directions are for everyone.  If you are doing scrappy, remember to mix it up.

White (color 1):  From 1 1/2" strip, cut 6 - 1 1/2" squares
Yellow (color 2):  From leftover 1 1/2" strips, cut 10 - 1 1/2" squares
Orange (color 3):  From the leftover 1 1/2" strips, cut 8 - 1 1/2" squares
Red (color 4):  From the leftover 1 1/2" strips, cut 8 - 1 1/2" squares
Pink (color 5):  Subcut 32 - 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" bricks from your 1 1/2" strips
Pink (color 5):  From the leftover 1 1/2" strips, cut 8 - 1 1/2" squares
Lavender (color 6):  Subcut 32 - 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" bricks from your 1 1/2" strips

Yes, this is an easy clue.  I am at the beach retreat and pretty much unhooked from the internet leaving me unable to answer many questions.  As a result --- you get an easy week.

Once again get your Unit B's.  We are going to add the pink bricks onto it.  Make 16.

One brick will go on each side as shown in the graphic.  Your finished unit should measure 6 1/2" square.

Ooooh, yes!

Keeping those same units out, get the lavender bricks and add them to the unit as well making sure you are adding to the top and bottom of the units.

Your units should now measure 6 1/2" x 8 1/2".  Yes, my sample is crooked.  It's square but wonky.  How did I do that?

Simply wonderful.

Unit E (make 4)

With the 1 1/2" squares, make 4 strips following the colors as shown in the graphic.  White, yellow, orange, red, pink.

Your finished units should measure 1 1/2" x 5 1/2".

UNIT F (make 4):

You should have 4 - 1 1/2" squares of each yellow, orange, red, and pink remaining.  Sew them together according to the graphic.  Your unit should measure 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" (I know it's a bad picture.  Ugh)

Onward and  upward --

UNIT G (make 1):
Yep, it's a simple four patch made with the remaining yellow/white 1 1/2" squares.

Even when making four-patches and even if there is only one, I web.  It's a habit.  What can I say?

Your finished unit should measure 2 1/2" square.

Now, flip that sweetheart over and spin the seam.  Nice.

Here is what you should have completed this week (Remember, I am showing both a constant set and a scrappy set.  Don't make double what is required).  I know -- no consistency in the background is there?  If I told you I have units ALL over the place and have run out of flat spaces, would you believe me?  It's true.  See ya next week and until then, please let me see your progress.  It's so fun for me to see other units coming together.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a bit behind but still loving these clues and looking forward to a finish(maybe a bit later than sooner).