Welcome to

the 12 Days of Christmas

Tiny Mystery quilt, Day 6.

I mentioned the very first day

of our 12 Days of Christmas Quilt-Along,

there will be 1 Tiny Dresden plate.

Thanks for reminding me yesterday, Paula.

If you don’t already have my Tiny Dresden Plate Template

this would be a good time to purchase one

from your local quilt shop or my website click here.

They’re $8.00 + shipping.

For a short time I will have a paper download here,

but

like the rest of these instructions,

they won’t last,

so don’t tarry!

Don’t know what tarry means???

tar·ry2
/ˈterē/

verb

LITERARY
gerund or present participle: tarrying
stay longer than intended; delay leaving a place.
“she could tarry a bit and not get home until four”
  • linger
  • loiter
  • procrastinate
  • pause
  • delay
  • wait
  • lag

Thanks for sharing those

adorable tiny blocks on our Sewing With Susan, FB page.

If you’re not already a member,

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

To see what else is going on:

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

 

We’ll make a second (different) tiny tree block today.

A new block, a new green fabric!

Cut:

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

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

I also sewed the triangle scraps together, since they’re there…

If nothing else it kept me from clipping threads between pieces.

I press the seams toward the trunk.

I think it makes the trunk stand out.

Next, sew the tree to the trunk.

I pressed this seam upward & again,

clipped the few stitches in the seam to make it lie flatter.

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

 

 

 

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