It’s getting very exciting knowing that we must be near the home stretch to the reveal of our Celtic Solstice Mystery. Waiting patiently Bonnie!
I didn’t get my Clue 4 four patches finished until Sunday due to the remnants of a ‘flu’ bug that hit us hard. I still have lots of fatigue and brain fog.
Bonnie’s Clue 5 has us making 100 Split Triangle or Birds in the Air blocks. I’m glad our HSTs were already completed! Linda’s Inklingo Clue 5 instructions has us making two blocks at a time. It’s an interesting technique because I’m not sewing any triangles, just rectangles!
I carefully followed Linda’s wonderful one-page guide for this Clue: first sew a rectangle of two neutral HSTs to one the completed Sawtooth unit, (grade seams, optional), press toward the neutral, turn one unit:
The next step seems more confusing to follow in words than to actually do: clip in the seam allowance between the two yellow triangles so the block will lay flat (Linda’s instruction shows the detail), press as shown, sew the diagonal dashed lines:Cut apart on the solid diagonal line:Trim dog ears, press toward the blue HST:And I, thankfully, have two perfect 3-1/2 inch unfinished blocks. I love hand piecing and do a lot of it, so it’s a real thrill for me to be able to get all these perfect blocks by machine. I’ve only made these test blocks, I’ll complete the others this week.
Stay tuned for the tutorial on how to machine piece a Star of the Milky Way block that is made from the shapes in Bonnie’s Inklingo Celtic Solstice collection. The flu got in the way, but I’m expecting to be able to finish it before Friday.
’til later, Jillian