Welcome to

the 12 Days of Christmas

Tiny Mystery quilt, Day 12.

Thanks for sharing those

adorable tiny blocks!

It has been lots of fun watching your progress!

Today is assembly day.

Wow, these 12 Days of Christmas have passed by quickly.

It’s time to turn your cute little blocks

into a cute little quilt.

Sew the top row together in the order shown below.

For the middle row,

sew the rail fence to the heart & the tree to the log cabin

then sew them to the Tiny Dresden block.

Sew the bottom row together as shown.

Pressing:

I pressed the center row toward the Tiny Dresden plate block,

then pressed the top & bottom rows accordingly

so they would nest with the middle row.

I removed most of the stitches in all of the seam allowances

to help the quilt lie flatter.

Finally sew the 3 rows together.

There aren’t many seams that need to be pinned,

but if seams met, I pinned them.

Again, I removed most of the stitches within seam allowances

& pressed to the direction of least resistance.

It’s pictured on Ackfeld’s 12″ Meandering Stand.

This will be a great way to display your finished

12 Days Of Christmas quilt

don’t you think?

They’re available on my notions page if you’d like one.

I can’t wait to get mine quilted & finished!

How about you?

Merry Christmas

&

Best Wishes for a great 2020!

Please post pics over at my Sewing With Susan Facebook group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewingWithSusan/

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

 

Welcome to

the 12 Days of Christmas

Tiny Mystery quilt, Day 3.

Thanks for sharing those

adorable tiny friendship star blocks

on our Facebook page.

I love seeing them too!

If you’re not already a member,

you should join so you can share & see everyone’s progress:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewingWithSusan/

 

We’ll make this tiny tree block today.

More different, beautiful prints for this block too.

Cut:

  • 2 cream squares 2″
  • 2 cream squares 1 1/2″
  • 2 cream rectangles 1″ x 1 3/4″
  • 1 green rectangle 2″ x 3 1/2″
  • 1 green rectangle 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • 1 black square 1″

I think my “green” print with the red wavy stripes

resembles a decorated tree don’t you agree?

I used my “Lazy Susan” technique for the flying geese again.

When using a directional fabric for the squares

it pays to audition placement BEFORE trimming!

Ask me how I know…..

Can you see that the print is actually face down & sideways?

Once the flying geese are complete,

sew the trunk between the 2 background rectangles.

Next sew the 3 segments together.

I pressed these 2 seams open and also removed the few stitches that are within the last seam allowances to remove some bulk.

This will help to flatten the tiny block.

Don’t forget to post pics over at my Sewing With Susan Facebook group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewingWithSusan/

See you tomorrow.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan