Background Fabrics- cut 48 strips 1 1/2" x 15"
Main Fabrics- cut 48 strips 2 1/2" x 15"
Notice: these strips are shorter because we will not need them any longer than this. If you are using one main fabric, your strips can be longer or shorter, adjust as needed after reading all of the instructions for Clue #2.
Sewing and Pressing:
Pair one background strip with one main strip and sew them together lengthwise. Press the seams toward the darker fabric. Press the seams either toward or away from the background fabric exactly the same as you did in step one. It is important to be consistent so that they will piece together nicely in later steps. In other words, always press toward the background fabrics, or always press away from them. Repeat the same pressing direction for every step.
Layer the strips sets (offsetting them as shown so the seams do not create bulk) and trim the ends even. Cut the strips sets every 3 1/2". Each strip set will produce four 3 1/2" square. These sets of four will be used together later. You will need 48 sets of four.
This is what my 48 sets look like. As you can see, this "main fabric" will be the most prominent in your quilt, so be sure these are fabrics that you like. You can go completely scrappy and not have sets of four, however, if you want your quilt to look like mine, you will need to make these sets.
Have fun sewing and I'll be back next Friday morning with another clue!
Enjoy every stitch!
To see the complete supply list go here.
To see more about fabric options go here.
To see step one go here.
I do not have a PDF download available of this clue, but I will put together the entire set of clues and make a downloadable pattern with the final reveal. Thanks for your patience.