Super Sunday Mystery Quilt, Fourth Clue: Surrounded Square in a Square

Surrounded Square in a Square Block

The Second Clue is one that I call the Surrounded Square in a Square Block.

Download the second clue below

Three Cheers Fourth Clue

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Super Sunday Mystery Quilt, Third Clue: Quarter Square Triangle

Quarter Square Triangle Block

Clue Three is a Quarter Square Triangle Block.   Download the Clue below:

Three Cheers Third Clue

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Super Sunday Mystery Quilt, Second Clue: Flying Geese

Flying Goose Block

Just a quick reminder:  you have only cut strips so far.  You will need to cut smaller pieces from those strips at each clue.  Sometimes you will cut strips down to make smaller strips.  For example, this clue has you cut a 9″ square from a 12-1/2″ wide strip.  Always save leftover fabric as you may need it for the next clue.

This goose is flying to the finish line!  These directions are written for a Quilt in a Day Small Flying Geese ruler.  If you don’t have one, you can still follow the directions and use a regular 6-1/2″ square ruler.  It’s a little trickier, though.

Download the clue below:

Three Cheers Second Clue

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Super Sunday Mystery Quilt, First Clue: Square in a Square Block

Square in a Square Block

Just a quick reminder:  you have only cut strips so far.  You will need to cut smaller pieces from those strips at each clue.  Sometimes you will cut strips down to make smaller strips.  For example, this clue has you cut a 4-3/4″ squares from a 9-1/2″ strip.  To do that, you would cut a 4-3/4″ x 9-1/2″ rectangle, then cut that rectangle in half to make two 4-3/4″ squares. Always save leftover fabric as you may need it for the next clue.

The first clue in the Three Cheers mystery quilt is a Square in a Square block. Click on the link below to download it.

Three Cheers First Clue

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PS.  Anita sent us a picture of her cat helping out today.


Super Sunday Mystery Quilt Supply List

Three Cheers Sneak PeekThree Cheers for the Red, White and Blue

General Directions

Are you ready for a new mystery quilt?  How about an easy one you can make in red, white and blue that could be a Quilt of Valor if you added a border? Or perhaps just make it in dark, medium and light shades of your favorite color as a lap or wheelchair quilt. It finishes 46″ x 46″ but can easily be made larger with an additional border.  (The picture above is just a sneak peek.)

The first clue to this mystery will be posted on Scrapdash at 10AM Eastern Standard Time. If you would like to be notified by email when it is posted, subscribe to the blog in the box on the right. If not, just keep checking Scrapdash at the top of every hour. You could also follow the mystery on the Phoebe Moon Facebook page.

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Before beginning this or any other project, wash and press your fabric. If you like the behavior of crisp fabric as you work with it, try a little spray sizing when you iron it. Take the time to clean your machine, put in a new needle and fill a few bobbins.

Pressing means just holding the iron over a spot for a moment or two. Don’t drag the iron back and forth as you normally do when ironing a garment. That might distort your seams.

This pattern assumes a perfect 1/4” seam. WOF means Width of Fabric.

To “square up” a block, place a ruler the size of the unfinished block on top of the block, matching the diagonal line of the ruler with the diagonal line of the block if possible. Cut all the way around the block. For this mystery, you will find it convenient to have a 6-1/2″ square ruler.

Cutting directions are for the traditional method of making Half Square Triangle Blocks (HSTs) and uses the QIAD Flying Geese ruler to make the
3-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ Flying Geese blocks. If you prefer another method, be sure to cut for that method instead. More items you may find helpful are a Stripology Ruler to cut the strips and a Quick Quarter Ruler to make the HSTs.

Fabric Requirements

If you would like to make a scrappy quilt, cut each strip out of a different print in the same color family.  Always save leftover fabric as you may need it for the next clue.

1-1/2 yards Background: 

    • (1) 12-1/2″ wide strip by the WOF.  From this, cut (8) 3-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ rectangles and  (1) 9″ square.
    • (3) 9-1/2″ wide strips by the WOF.  From this, cut (9) 4-3/4″ squares;
      (1) 7-1/2″ square; (2) 7″ squares; (4) 2-5/8″ squares; (4) 4″ squares; and (16) 3-1/2″ squares.
    • (4) 2″ wide strips by the WOF.  From this, cut (16) 2″ x 5″ rectangles;
      (16) 2″ x 3-1/2″ rectangles and (8) 2″ squares.
    • (1) 2″ wide strip by the WOF.

1/4 yard Red: 

      • (2) 4″ wide strips by the WOF.  From this, cut (12) 4″ squares and
        (16) 2″ squares.

1-1/4 yard Blue: 

      • (1) 7-1/2″ wide strip by the WOF.  From this, cut (1) 7-1/2″ square;
        (1) 7-1/4″ square and (8) 2-1/2″ squares.
      • (1) 4″ wide strip by the WOF.  From this, cut (10) 4″ squares.
      • (4) 3-1/2″ wide strip by the WOF.  From this, cut
        (4) 3-1/2″ x 30-1/2″ blue rectangles.
      • (5) 2-1/2″ wide strip by the WOF (this is the border).
      • (1) 2″ wide strip by the WOF.  From this, cut (8) squares.
      • (1) 2″ wide strip by the WOF.

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