Welcome to

the 12 Days of Christmas

Tiny Mystery quilt, Day 11.

Thanks for sharing those

adorable tiny blocks!

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We’ll make 4 Tiny 9-Patch blocks today.

You can cut strips to make them quickly,

but……………

I want mine all different so I’m cutting squares instead.

For each 9-Patch Cut:

  • 5 red squares 1 1/2″ (20 total)
  • 4 cream squares 1 1/2″ (16 total)

I organized them, then chain pieced them.

I didn’t cut them apart or press them yet.

I opened each pair of sewn squares

to arrange the 3rd square nice & straight

before sewing it.

Yay for my knee lift that acts as a third hand!

I don’t press 9-Patch blocks until they’re complete.

Please don’t turn me in to the quilt police!

I find the seams “nest” better if I don’t press them.

I pinned each seam with the seam allowances toward the red fabric.

If you finger press the seams in opposite directions

the seams will nest &

make it almost impossible to not match at the corners!

I cut the 2 chain piecing connecting threads on each seam,

then pressed the seams flat as sewn with the iron.

Next, I opened & finger pressed, then I ironed them.

I didn’t cut the stitches in each seam,

I just showed it who’s the boss &

worked them free as I manipulated

the seam allowances nice & flat!

Then the iron quickly reminds me who’s

really the boss

when my fingers get a bit too close…

It’s a love/hate relationship! Lol

Actually I burn myself so frequently

that I don’t even pay attention anymore.

These are the last blocks.

Tomorrow is assembly day!

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

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See you tomorrow.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan