By Kevin the Quilter
Here we go folks! Ready or not! Here is Clue #1 for Sapphire Stars! I will be showing you the way I made this particular unit. If you have a way you prefer to do things, by all means use it. I still don't know how to do a pdf file, so, feel free to copy and paste from this post into a reader friendly version. Also, if you are playing along, please share on your blog about this mystery and feel free to use the logo. Alycia has given her permission, and of course you have mine.
Cut 48 3.5" x 3.5" squares from your brilliant royal blues (as many different as possible)
Cut 48 2"x2" squares from your light baby blues (as many different as possible)
Cut 48 2"x2" squares from your navy blues (as many different as possible)
Using a small ruler and marking tool (I used a mechanical pencil) on the wrong side of the fabric, mark a line diagonally down each light blue 2" square, AND each navy blue 2" square.
Placing right sides together, put one 2" light blue square on top corner of a 3.5" bright blue square. Sew on drawn line.
Repeat this step with navy 2" square on top of 3.5" bright blue square on opposite corner of the light blue 2" square just sewn. Sew on drawn line.
Lightly finger press seams toward the corner ensuring the light and navy corners have been sewn correctly. If light blue, and navy do not match the edge of the brilliant blue.....re-sew seam.
Cut 1/4" away from seam with rotary cutter or scissors.
Press 24 units with seams going toward corners, and press 24 units with seams going toward center.
Make 48 units measuring 3.5" unfinished.
If you are not comfortable making this unit, simply make 48 4 patch units from 2" squares of brilliant blue, light blue, and navy blue.
Make the 4 patches random with the various shades of blue color placement.
Please post progress on your blog or send me photos!
I would love to see your versions of this unit!
Until next time,
Keep on Quilting!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter