Thursday, December 2, 2021

Macaron Mystery ++ Square in a Square Units


Happy December :)  

Welcome to the sixth month of instructions for the Macaron Mystery Quilt!  This month we will be making some Square in a Square units.  We are only making 13 units total so this month instructions should take less time (as I know December tends to be busy).

There is plenty of time to join in on the quilt along!  You can find all of the information about the Macaron Mystery, including schedule, past instructions, links to the Facebook group, sneak peek, and more at the Macaron Mystery Page.

The Macaron Mystery Quilt is a lap sized, free quilt-along that will run from July 2021 through April 2022 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month. 

    Now that the Macaron Mystery quilt along has ended, 
    you can find a easy to print, full version of the Macaron Mystery 
    pattern for sale in my pattern shop.

    Square in a Square (SiaS) Units

    Combine 26 fabric D squares 2 ⅜" x 2 ⅜" (these may have been oversized to 2 ⅝" x 2 ⅝" during cutting) and 13 Bg1 squares 2 ⅝" x 2 ⅝" to make 13 square in a square (SiaS) units 3 ½" x 3 ½".

    1. Cut each fabric D square 2 ⅜" x 2 ⅜" in half once diagonally to form 52 fabric D triangles 2 ⅜" x 2 ⅜".

    2. Center a fabric D triangle 2 ⅜" x 2 ⅜" along one side of a Bg1 square 2 ⅝" x 2 ⅝" right sides together.

    Sew along the edge with a scant ¼" seam (shown as a dotted line), pressing seam open or towards the fabric D triangle.

    3. Sew another fabric D triangle 2 ⅜" x 2 ⅜" on the side of the Bg1 square opposite to the first seam, pressing the seam open or towards the fabric D triangle.
    Note: you can sew both of these triangles on then press instead of pressing after each addition.

    4. Continue by sewing two more fabric D triangles onto the remaining outside edges of the Bg1 square, pressing the seams open or towards the fabric D triangles.

    5. Trim off the tabs (dog ears) formed by the sewn on triangles and square the unit to 3 ½" x 3 ½" if necessary making sure there is ¼" between the corners of the inner square and the outer sides of the unit.

    6. Repeat steps 1-5 to make a total of 13 SiaS units 3 ½ " x 3 ½".

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

    Any questions? Leave them in a comment below or post them to our Facebook group page.  The next set of instructions will be published on the first Thursday of January, the 6th.




    1. Oops....didn't finish November yet. LOL

    2. Wow, this sneaked up on me this month! The year must be running out on me.

    3. I’m with Anja, didn’t finish November. I had to make a trip out of town. Back to the sewing room today.

    4. Thanks Cheryl & I got my November ones done in no time at all as we've been in such harsh lockdowns here in Oz & not been able to go anywhere & the weather hasn't been very springlike either, so even the garden hasn't been very tempting. Not such a big lot to do this time, so should keep up. Take care & hugs.


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