Thursday, October 1, 2020

Morewood Mystery ++ Irish Units

I love strip piecing, do you?



Welcome to the October instructions for the Morewood Mystery Quilt along. There is plenty of time to join in on the quilt along!  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.

We are going to be making some Irish Units this month using strip piecing.

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

Morewood Mystery - Irish Units






Irish Units



Make 15 double Irish units 2 ½" x 2 ½".

1. Sew together 1 fabric C strip 1 ½" x WOF and 1 bg strip 1 ½" x WOF along their long sides to make a strip set 2 ½" x WOF, pressing the seam open or towards the darker fabric. Repeat to make a total of 2 strip sets.   

Tip: I find that pressing the seam open keeps the seam in these narrow strip sets straighter.

2. Cut the strip sets into 30 units 1 ½" x 2 ½" (each strip can yield 26 segments).


3. Sew together 2 units from step 2, pressing the seam open, to make a double Irish unit 2 ½" x 2 ½".  Repeat to make a total of 15 double Irish units.



Combine 2 fabric C strips 1 ½" x WOF and 2 bg strips 2" x WOF to make 30 single Irish units 3" x 3".

1. Sew together 1 fabric C strip 1 ½" x WOF and 1 bg strip 2" x WOF along their long sides to make a strip set 3" x WOF, pressing the seam open or towards the darker fabric. Repeat to make a total of 2 strip sets. 

Tip: I find that pressing the seam open keeps the seam in these narrow strip sets straighter. 

2. Cut the strip sets into 30 units 1 ½" x 3" (each strip can yield 26 segments).



3. Sew together 1 unit from step 2 and a bg rectangle 2" x 3", pressing the seam open, to make a single Irish unit 3" x 3". Repeat to make a total of 30 single Irish units.

 






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 November, the 5th.




 




5 comments:

  1. Not sure how these will fit together with the September pieces, but that's a lot of the fun.

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  2. If you press open you can’t but your seams together

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  3. Some where I missed the beginning fabric requirement and quilt size. Someone please hel pme find them. Thanks.

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  4. Cannot open the pdf download -- wants a google account verification?

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