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Part and Parcel - A Mystery Quilt - Intro

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Part and Parcel Mystery Sew-along - Part 5

Back for more Part and Parcel Mystery? This is part 5.

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

Here's a schedule. Follow the treasure map to previous posts:
Give your self extra brownie points (or Brownies!) if you are stealthily  taking notes of everything that is said on the blog...or anywhere around you.

Here's something worth writing in your notebook:

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, 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 sashes 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 scraps first if you like.


Cut larger pieces first for best use of fabric.
Section 5 Complete


For Section 5 you'll need the following strips from the Strip Stash:
Fabric 1) none
Fabric 2) 2 strips @ 3 1/2"
Fabric 3) none
Fabric 4) 2 strips @ 3 1/2"
Fabric 5) 2 strips @  2 1/2"
Fabric 6) 1/2 strip @ 4 1/2", 1 square @ 8 1/2"
Fabric 7) 2 strips @ 3 1/2"



Cross-cutting Section 5

Fab 1)  none

Fab 2)   2 @ 3 1/2" x 14 1/2",  2 @ 3 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Fab 3) none

Fab 4) 2 @ 3 1/2" x  20 1/2", 2 @ 3 1/2" x  14 1/2"

Fab 5)  2 @ 2 1/2" x  16 1/2", 2 @ 2 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Fab 6)  1 @ 8 1/2" square,  2 @ 4 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Fab 7)  2  @  2 1/2" x 12 1/2",  2  @ 2 1/2" x  8 1/2", 1 @ 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"



Sew the Blocks

Section 5 has 2 blocks.


Block 1

Center: 1 Fab 6 - 8 1/2" square

Round 1: sew 2 Fab 2 - 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" strips to the sides of the center square.
Sew 2 Fab 2 - 3 1/2" x  14 1/2" strips to the top and bottom.

Round 2: sew 2 Fab 4 - 3 1/2" x 14 1/2" strips to the sides of the block.
Sew 2 Fab 4 - 3 1/2" x 20 1/2" strips to the top and bottom.


Block 1 should measure  20 1/2" square.




Block 2


Center: 2 Fab 6 - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" rectangles

Spacer: sew 1 Fab 7 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" strip between short sides of the center rectangles.
 

Round 1: Sew 2 Fab 7 - 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" strips to the sides of the center unit.
Sew 2 Fab 7 - 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" strips to the top and bottom.

Round 2: Sew 2 Fab 5 - 2 1/2" x 16 1/2" strips to the sides of the block.
Sew 2 Fab 5 - 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" strips to the top and bottom.



Block 2 should measure 12 1/2" x 20 1/2".



Let's get it together

Sew Block 2 to the right of Block 1.

Section 5 should measure 20 1/2" x 32 1/2".
Section 5 Complete


In the top left corner, label this unit Section 5 and set it aside until assembly.

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We'll be back to the the Part and Parcel Mystery Sew-along Section 6 in two weeks.

See you next time!

RaeLyn
RB

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