Are you ready to start sewing? If you still need to catch up with the cutting, or need other info, go to the Red, White and True Quilt Along page for all of the details.
Let's get started! Today we will be working with the 1 1/2" Background strips and the 2 1/2" Color One Red, and Color Two strips. So get those out to begin.
Remember, WOF = Width of Fabric
All seams are 1/4".
Take a Bkgd. 1 ½” WOF strip and sew it lengthwise to one of the Color One Red 2 ½” WOF strips.
Make Three (3) stripsets like this if you are making the Throw size, make six (6) like this if you are making the Twin size. Aren't they so straight and pretty?
Now do the same thing with your Background and Color Two strips. Make Three (3) stripsets like this if you are making the Throw size, make six (6) like this if you are making the Twin size.
Finally, cut 4 1/2" squares from the Color Two Blue stripsets. You will get 8 or 9 from each stripset. You need 24 for the throw, and 48 for the twin size.
If you need inspiration for fabrics, check out what Karen is using over at Hazel Dell Quilts. She is using all three of this year's IA fabrics. I can't wait to see how it works up. I will be hosting a Linky Party on Friday, so get ready to post about your Red, White and True Quilt Along progress and link up to my post. There will be a little prize involved...more about that on Friday. So get busy and SEW!
|The green is a truer color in the first picture. It just looks weird here.|