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Timid Tom Turkey - Free pattern part 1

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Part and Parcel Mystery Sew-along - Section 2

Hey there Part and Parcel Mystery Thrill Seekers! Ready for Round 2?

If you are just joining us, WELCOME! You'll want start with the Introduction and Strip Stash cutting instructions.

Here's a schedule. X marks the spot:
  • March 27 - Introduction to the Part and Parcel Sew-along 
  • April 10 - Section 1                           
  • April 24 -  Section 2 - You are here  X
  • May 8 - Section 3
  • May 22 - Section 4
  • June 5 - Section 5
  • June 19 - Section 6
  • July 3 - Section 7
  • July 17  - Section 8 and Assembly
Give your self extra brownie points (or Brownies!) if you sew your mystery quilt while wearing a Fedora.

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Clues to Demystify the Blocks: 

Anatomy of a Part and Parcel Block

The blocks have 4 parts:
  1. Center(s),  the piece in the center of the block
  2. Spacers, pieces between multiple centers to make 1 center piece.
  3. Sides, pieces on the left and right vertical sides of the block.
  4. Top and Bottom, horizontal pieces on the top and bottom of the block. 
Order of sewing: 1)Spacers if needed, 2)Sides, 3)Top/Bottom. You'll always know which direction the block goes by the direction of the seams. Another clue.

All seams should be a scant 1/4". That means 1 or 2 threads shy of 1/4" to allow for the thickness of the fabric when folded into seams. If you find your units are not ending the right size, check your seam allowance for accuracy. Here's a tutorial.

Sewing with the sashing fabric toward the feed dogs may keep your units more square, and will give more control over the direction of your seams.

Press toward spacers. Press all other seams outward, unless otherwise specified.

Never sew across a seam that has not been pressed.

After cutting for this section, remaining fabric can be returned to the strip stash, label intact. In future cutting, you can use the scraps first if you like.


Cut larger pieces first for best use of fabric.

Hang onto your hat and let's get cutting!

For Section 2 you'll need the following strips from the Strip Stash:
Fabric 1) 4 strips @ 2 1/2"
Fabric 2) 1 strip @ 2 1/2"
Fabric 3) none
Fabric 4) 4 strips @ 2 1/2"
Fabric 5) 1 strip @ 2 1/2"
Fabric 6) 5 strips @ 2 1/2" and 1 strip @ 4 1/2"
Fabric 7) 1 strip @ 2 1/2" and 1 strip @ 4 1/2"

Cutting Section 2

Fab 1)  4 @ 2 1/2" x 10 1/2",  8 @ 2 1/2" x 8 1/2",  8 @ 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" 

Fab 2)   4 @ 2 1/2" x 6 1/2",  1 @ 2 1/2 square

Fab 3) none

Fab 4)  2 @ 2 1/2" x  28 1/2",  2 @ 2 1/2" x 24 1/2"

Fab 5)  4 @ 2 1/2" x  6 1/2"

Fab 6)  2 @ 2 1/2" x  28 1/2",  2 @ 2 1/2"x  20 1/2",  4 @ 2 1/2" x 10 1/2" and
            1 @ 4 1/2" x  20 1/2",  2 @ 4 1/2 x  8 1/2"

Fab 7)  1  @  2 1/2" x 6 1/2",  2 @  2 1/2 square, and
             4  @  4 1/2 square

Sew the Blocks

Section 2 has 3 blocks.
Section 2 Block 1


Block 1

Make the Center unit: sew the Fab 2 - 2 1/2" square spacer between the two Fab 7 -  2 1/2" square centers.

Round 1: sew 2 Fab 2 - 2 1/2" x 6 1/2 strips to the sides of the center unit.

Sew 2 Fab 2 -  2 1/2" x  6 1/2" strips to the top and bottom of the unit.

Round 2: sew 2  Fab 6 -  2 1/2" x 10 1/2"  strips to the sides of the unit, then the other 2 - 2 1/2" x 10 1/2" Fab 6 strips to the top and bottom of the block.

Press top seam DOWN
Press the top seam DOWN.


Block 1 should measure 10 1/2" wide x  14 1/2" tall.










Block 2

Press Bottom Seam UP
Round 1: sew 1 Fab 7 - 2 1/2" x  6 1/2" rectangle between 2 Fab 5  -  2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles.

Sew the other two Fab 5 - 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles on top and bottom of the unit.

Round 2: sew 2 Fab 2 - 2 1/2" x  10 1/2" strips to the sides of the unit. And the other two  Fab 2 -  2 1/2" x 10 1/2" rectangles to the top and bottom.

Press the bottom seam UP.

Block 2 should measure 10 1/2" wide x 14 1/2" tall.




Block 3 is the largest block in the quilt. Ready? Take a calming breath...

4 Centers: Sew each of the Fab 7  -  4 1/2" squares between 2 Fab 1 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles.

Sew remaining Fab 1 -  2 1/2" x 8 1/2" strips to top and bottom of each of the 4 units.

Spacers: Sew a Fab 6 - 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangle between 2 of the center units you just made. Repeat with the other spacer rectangle and blocks.

Sew the Fab 6 - 4 1/2" x 20 1/2" rectangle horizontally between the two Square/Spacer/Square units. You should now have a 20 1/2" square, with framed squares at each of the four corners.
Section 2 complete

Round 1: Sew the Fab 6 - 2 1/2" x 20 1/2" strips to the sides of the square.

Then sew the Fab 6 - 2 1/2" x 24 1/2" strips to the top and bottom of the square.

Round 2: sew the Fab 4 - 2 1/2" x 24 1/2" strips to the sides of the square.

Sew the Fab 4 - 2 1/2" x 28 1/2" strips to the top and bottom.

Block 3 should measure 28 1/2" square.

Whew! we survived the big one!

Complete Section 2

Sew Block 2 to the bottom of Block 1. Sew Block 3 to the right of  Block 1 and 2, nesting seams as needed.

Get your Sections together

Sew Section 2 to the Right of Section 1.

Give the two beautiful sections a nice press. Set them aside. We won't need them again until we assemble the whole quilt.


Sections 1 and 2

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We'll get back the the Part and Parcel Mystery Sew-along Section 3 in two weeks.


See you next week!

RaeLyn
RB

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