Thursday, September 3, 2020

Morewood Mystery ++ Half Square Triangles

Who loves half square triangles?



Welcome to the September instructions for the Morewood Mystery Quilt along. There is plenty of time to join in on the quilt along, we are just getting started!  You can find all of the information about the Morewood Mystery, including schedule, past instructions, links to the Facebook group, sneak peek, and more at the Morewood Mystery Page.

Click the link below for an downloadable, easy to print version of the instructions...

Morewood Mystery - HST Units






Half Square Triangle (HST) Units



Combine 30 fabric A squares 3 ½" x 3 ½" and 30 bg squares 3 ½" x 3 ½" to make 60 A/bg HST units 3" x 3".

1. Place a fabric A square 3 ½" x 3 ½" and a bg fabric square 3 ½" x 3 ½" right sides together. Draw a diagonal line using a removable marking device on the back of the lighter square (shown as the solid line).

 2. Sew a ¼" seam on either side of the solid line (shown as the dotted lines). Cut on the solid line and press seams open or toward the darker fabric.

3. Trim each A/bg HST unit to 3" x 3". Repeat to make a total of 60 A/bg HST units.



Combine 15 fabric B squares 6" x 6" and 15 bg squares 6" x 6" to make 30 B/bg HST units 5 ½" x 5 ½".

1. Place a fabric B square 6" x 6" and bg fabric square 6" x 6" right sides together. Draw a diagonal line using a removable marking device on the back of the lighter square (shown as the solid line).

  2. Sew a ¼" seam on either side of the solid line (shown as the dotted lines). Cut on the solid line and press seams open or toward the darker fabric.

3. Trim each B/bg HST unit to 5 ½" x 5 ½". Repeat to make a total of 30 B/bg HST units. 

 Note: you will use 29 of the 30 B/bg HST units 5 ½" x 5 ½" in the quilt top.







Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the Morewood Mystery Quilt!






Any questions?  Leave them in a comment below or post them to our Facebook group page.  I look forward to seeing everyone's units.  The next set of instructions will be published on the first Thursday of October, the 1st.







11 comments:

  1. I'm ready to get started. I had hoped to take this afternoon off, but unfortunately stuff at work won't let me. Hopefully, I'll still get my vacation day tomorrow. Thank you for another fun mystery.

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  2. couldn't sleep last night I was too excited! I DO love half-square triangles. Thank you for this fun project!
    Celeste

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  3. So happy I have the day off to get these done!!!

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  4. Well, this looks manageable! Of course I am not yet finished cutting my pieces but almost. Thank you Cheryl. There must be hours and hours of work for you to host this event every year. We all appreciate this gift of your time and creativity.

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  5. I do love half-square triangles! It's going to be great seeing everyone start to sew. :)

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  6. Working on mine now. I am doing two different colorways so lots of triangles to make this weekend! But I don't mind doing them at all.

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  7. Where can I purchase a Bloc-loc ruler?

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    1. You can purchase a bloc loc ruler at their website, Amazon, or your local quilt shop. Thanks!

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  9. Thank you for your creativity and generosity. I enjoy your quilt patterns, especially the mystery quilts! =)

    Kathy

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