Bonnie announced about a month ago Easy Street Mystery Quilt, so I decide to try it out (I have never worked on a mystery quilt before) She told us the colors to use, grey, white on black, Limey Apple greens, Cool Aqua and Turquoise, Assorted Purples, and the rulers you would need for this project, but we were welcome to change the colors as long as they were contrasting. I decided I would stay with what colors she choose, not having a lot of the colors in my stash, I went down to JoAnne Fabrics and picked up what I needed.
Last Friday, she revealed the first clue of the mystery. You needed to cut 2" strips from the grey and white on black fabric. Sew the white on black and grey strips together into one long strip then cut int 2" strip. You need to have 384 of these subsets.
Last night, I finished with sewing all the 384 2" twosomes, so I put them in a bin for today.
This morning, I began working on sewing them together into 192 4-Patches. After they were all sewn I ironed them open, then work on spinning the seams so they will lay flat.
Spinning the seams looks complicated but it is really simple to do. All you have to do is give a twist to the loosen the stitches, this allows you to move the seams so they lay down in the the opposite way. So it looks like you have a pinwheel in the middle. Once you lay them down, just press them open with your iron.
Well I just finished with the 192 4-Patches, so I can go get me rest of my house cleaning done for the day. Next week, I will have another part of the Mystery to report.