Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cascadia Quiltalong Part 3- EDITED

Hey, I'm back and ready to give you the next step in the Cascadia mystery. I had a very rewarding trip and will be sharing photos soon.
EDITED to reflect no bias edges on the outside. (I knew I should have waited one more day to post!) If you already did it the first way, it's fine- don't change it! Ask me how I know it will work out. :)

So, here we go!

From muslin, white, light, or whatever other color you want to use, cut thirteen (13) 2 3/4" squares, then cut them on the diagonal twice to make 52 total triangles. Sew them, as shown,  to a single printed 1 1/2" square.  Make 4 of these units.

Then cut four (4)  muslin, white or light 1 3/4"" squares, then cut on the diagonal  to make 8 triangles. (this will keep the bias edge off the outside) sew to the corner, as shown.  Make 4 of these units.

 To the three square strips add the triangles from the 2 3/4 square to the ends, as shown. Make 4 like that.
Press, as shown and sew these two rows together.

Use one of your 1 3/4" corner triangles add to the end of a 5 square strip. (this will be your other corner) Add it to the end of 4 strips.

Add your quarter square triangles to the ends as shown above.

Using the rest of the triangles made from the 2 3/4" squares add them as shown to the ends of the 5 square strips.  Sew them together as shown. Make 2 of these strips.

It's been a long week with very little sleep, I sure hope this makes sense! Let me know if it doesn't.

Have fun with it!


  1. WOW!! Now didn't you make that look easy!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  3. WOW, that's a LOT to do this week before the Mystery starts. I think you sewed your triangles wrong on the 5 square strips that you added to the corners, blame it on no sleep. 18 times 2 is 36 not 40, opps. Lets see how much I can get done with my other projects to finish this week.

  4. Your mystery is looking very interesting! Can't wait to see more.:)

  5. I have some catching up to do - I only have step 1 done. It is looking sweet so far. Rest up!

  6. Hi. Welcome home! I probably won't get back to this cutie til after the holiday The mystery has me hooked!

  7. I am loving this. I am hoping I will get it finished in time to post off and give as a secret Santa present, but, I guess it will depend on how many more parts there are. Thank you.

    1. After this part, we''ll sew together a few rows and have a little quilt! Almost complete!

    2. Thank you looks like it was meant to posting date to send off to my ss is 1st December. Hope I can bear to part with it as my favourite quilts (big and small) are scrappy ones and this is looking great already.

  8. This looks awesome! I'm not "sewing along" right now.... but hope to catch up over the Thanksgiving weekend! Even if it's just making this part.... this could easily be a finished piece as is on a night stand... :-)

  9. Oh, it's final decision time for the background fabric! I am swaying between cheddar and bubble gum. Or mint. Hopefully I will not spend more time debating that than actually piecing this week's assignment ;-)
    Looking fwd to your trip pics!

  10. Thank you for hosting this sew along, I love the Cascadia Mystery. In between clues I am working on the Midwinter Blues quilt from last Winter, that one's a beauty as well. This is such fun!

  11. Heidi, what a great idea! I was just looking at my little strips wishing I had used more cheddar and bubble gum. Maybe I too will use one of those for my background. I hope you won't mind if I jump on that thought! My other choice was a background from floral gatherings line of fabric.

  12. It makes perfect sense and I am ready for part 4!!


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