Clarifications – Back to Square One and Others

For the Back to Square One Mystery, the fabric requirements can be found by clicking on the button on my right sidebar.  When you read through that info, you’ll see that Vicki Welsh is offering kits of her hand dyed fabrics.  I have seen Vicki’s Back to Square One quilt being made in this fabric and it is gorgeous!  She will take orders for the kits only until January 10 so if you want one, don’t miss that date!

In this post, Vicki has some good tips for getting perfect points and keeping fabric nice and “square” while working with bias edges.

For those who happen upon something we’re doing here and aren’t sure of the details, it’s always ok to email and ask me.  But there’s also the “Group Projects” button at the top.  Most things are described there.

There’s a button on the right sidebar for the Back to Square One Mystery and yes, somewhere along the way, the Medallion part of the name got dropped but it’s all one and the same.  By the way, if you want that button on your blog, there’s code beneath it that you can copy and paste onto your sidebar.

For the 2013 QOV Challenge, there’s a link on the left sidebar.  By clicking there, you can get details of that project.

For the Get It Done Challenge, there’s a link on the left sidebar.

For the What’s Cooking Challenge, there’s a button on the right sidebar that you can grab.

Again, it’s always ok to email me to ask questions or post your questions in the comment section.  If I don’t see them for a while, someone else will see them and provide answers.

Back to Square One Mystery Clue #1

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The much awaited Back to Square One Mystery Medallion begins today with Clue #1.

Here’s what we’ll do in January!

Step 1:

Fabrics 2 & 4:
Cut 2 – 9-1/4″ squares from each fabric.  Cut those on the diagonal twice so that you have 8 triangles of each fabric.

Using those triangles, make 4 of each of these units. Note the fabric placement so that you end up two sets of 4 – one set being reversed.

Step 2:

Fabrics 1 and 5:
Cut 1 – 9-1/4″ square.  Cut it on the diagonal twice so that you have 4 triangles of each fabric.

Sew those together to make 4 half square triangles:

Step 3:

Fabric 1 – Cut 2 – 9-1/4″ squares.  Cut these on the diagonal twice so that you have a total of 8 triangles.

Sew these triangles to the sides of the half square triangles made in Step 2, as shown below.

Step 4:

Fabric 1, cut 2 – 4-7/8″ squares.  Cut these on the diagonal once so you end up with 4 triangles.

Fabric 4, cut 2 – 5-1/4″ squares.  Cut these on the diagonal twice so you have 8 triangles.

Using these fabrics, make 4 flying geese:

That’s it for this month.  Get all these pieces made and take a picture of them for the link box for February 1.