Be sure to click the “Mystery Quilt” tab above to access and print Clue #3 of the “Slant Six” mystery quilt. Set aside a couple of hours to complete this clue. Work with the fabric strips you placed in Bag #2 to make 16 Seven Patches.
To give you a visual, I photographed the steps as I sewed them.
Be sure to refer to your fabric swatch chart! My chart reminded me that Fabric 1 is the orange print and Fabric 3 is the mottled blue print (exactly opposite of the colored illustration in the instructions). I sewed two strip sets of these fabrics as directed. I pressed the seams toward the wider fabric, Fabric 1. After cutting away the selvage, I cross-cut in 2″ segments. Thirty-two segments (Unit A) are needed.
Notice that I placed a line of the ruler on the seam line between the blue and orange fabrics. This insures a perpendicular cut.
To make Unit B, I made two strip sets with Fabric 1 and Fabric 2. I pressed the seams toward the 2″ wide strips of Fabric 1.
These strip sets were cut in 3 1/2″ segments. Sixteen Unit B’s are needed.
To combine Units A and B, sew a Unit B between 2 Unit A’s. Press seams to either side. You need 16 Seven Patches each measuring 6 1/2″ square.
You may place the Seven Patches in Bag 2 and wait for Clue #4,
OR you may arrange all the blocks from Bags 1-3 on your design wall, in an effort to solve the mystery. Can you figure out the final arrangement of the “Slant Six” mystery quilt?