Friday, March 16, 2018

Magical Mystery - Clue 4

Small Triangle Squares

Welcome to Clue 4 of our Magical Mystery Block Quilt-Along.  
If you are just coming to the party, you can catch up here and here and here and here.

Remember:  The pieces combine to make two different blocks:  
Block A and Block B.  
All seams are 1/4"

For this clue you will be using the 3" x 3" squares.

Make sure you are using the 3" squares and not the 2-1/2" squares!
Pair a light 3" square with a dark 3" square, right sides together.

You know the drill.
Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the back of the light square.
Stitch 1/4" on each side of the drawn line.

Cut apart on the drawn line.

Press to the dark fabric or press the seam open.
Trim to 2-1/2", making sure the seam goes from corner to corner.
For every two FQs pairs you cut, you will have 8 small triangle squares (a/k/a HSTs)

Let's plan to link up again on Monday to report our progress.
If you don't get to this right away, I'll catch up the links whenever I see your post.

Happy Stitching!

PS:  Orthopaedic specialist didn't think surgery would be required on the ankle,
so I'm in a boot and maneuvering with a walker.  Getting by on Advil.
I go back next Friday for follow-up x-rays.
I even sewed some of my blocks together yesterday using my left foot on the pedal!
(Unfortunately, I can't show evidence of my sewing progress as it is a secret ...)


  1. Hope the boot helps with speedy healing. Happy stitching this weekend.

  2. I'm glad you don't require surgery for you ankle. I'm praying for a speedy healing process and am so glad you can drive your machine with your left foot! :)

  3. Oh, goody! More bits to play with! I hope I can get to the studio sometime this weekend. (We've had another snowdump grrr grrr grrr)
    Wishing you speedy healing!

  4. Hooray for left-footed sewing! :) We've been out of town this week, but headed home today, and your blocks will be first on my list!

  5. Whew!! That's a relief. Surgery is NO FUN and really cuts into your sewing time... at least, that's what I've heard!!

  6. Glad your ankle is going to be OK! Just finished my HSTs :) How many more clues will we have?

  7. Oh, my, I have been gone and missed all the clues. Time to power up and catch up. Sharon B., in Franklin

  8. Hoping your ankle is well soon. Magical Mystery sounds fun, and I said that I wouldn't join another QAL until all of my many WIPs are finished, lol.

  9. I'm late to the party, but have decided to join the fun!

  10. Just now found this and love it.


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