It’s time to start our Split Square Sew Along and it does not have to be Christmas. I am going to make mine red and white. I think most of you have received your book by now but if yours is still being sent, follow Along as I take you through the steps. Then when you get your book feel free to transfer any notes from the blog into your book.
Since the Sew Charming quilts arrived here last week I thought I’d dig through the boxes and find Split Squares. It seems we sent 3 versions.
For those of you without a book yet, the finished block will measure 4″ so you will need to decide where you want to use your little quilt. If you want a small table topper that measures 16″ x 16″, you will be sewing 16 blocks. I want mine to cover the top of a small cupboard in the porch so I’m going to experiement. I cut 5″ x width of several fabrics and the remainder is being cut from scrap of both reds and red/white prints. I cut several red strips 1-1/4″ and several light 1-1/4″ strips. I recut the light strips from a 5″ strip so that I could read the Christmas words. Cut all the reds into 5″ squares and then into matching rectangles 2-1/2″ x 5″. Cut all the lots the same way. Cut the strips into 1-1/4″ x 5″ rectangles.
I will return tomorrow to start us sewing. Leave any questions in the comments section and I will answer promptly so you won’t be held up.
Are any of you starting Bonnie Hunter ‘s new mystery? Jo always makes it and this year I am very tempted to join in. What do you think? Is anybody else out there going to dive in?