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    Clue #4: string piecing

    And orange comes to play:
    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2018/...ne-part-4.html

    #2
    Trying to decide how to approach this clue. For all the other colors I had scraps, strips in various sizes, because I had used them in previous projects. But all my oranges are in big chunks (1/2 yard cuts). Will I go the lazy way or will I slice them into random widths for the string piecing version? I love string piecing, but I normally use narrow scraps, I never cut fabric down just for the project.

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      #3
      I couldn't figure out how to to the string piecing - I get the concept, but I didn't understand what size paper to use. I was just going to wing it but I think I got stuck in overthinking lol. I tried strip sets but mine never turn out straight. I'd already cut lots of 1.5" strips, so I just hunkered down & cut them all to 4.5" and I've been sewing them into twos. I gave up for the night though- I'll get them finished in the morning.

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        #4
        This mystery is falling apart for me. I will not cut down my oranges, I will go with solid rectangles. I had chose cheddar for my oranges and really want to use those. Last weeks clue fell flat for me. I could not get the chevron measurement for the bonus hsts. I figure since these are the same size, they will be used in sashing between the blocks?
        Blogging ahead.....research in quilting and sewing with a dab of cooking/recipes too.

        https://myquiltprojects.wordpress.com/

        https://thecookbookproject.wordpress.com/

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          #5
          I posted pics of how I am making clues #3 and #4. Remember I am using grey instead of green.

          Clue #3: on the back of the white squares I drew with a Frixion pen the diagonal, and then a parallel line 5/16" away. (Half way between the 2/8" and 3/8" lines). I stitched along them and cut in between. It is the only way I could get the bonus HSTs to measure 2", but the seam allowance is pretty small.

          Clue #4: we are aiming for 4.5" x 2.5" orange rectangles. You can just cut them directly that size or piece them. With 1.5" x 4.5" twosies as you did, the strips are lengthwise within the units. Bonnie's suggestion is to build strip sets that you would subcut later to the right size. E.g. sewing lengthwise (4) strips together that are 1.5" wide, you get a set which is 4.5" wide. You then subcut every 2.5" and you get the required rectangular units, with the seams running across.

          I am using the other method she suggests, foundation paper piecing. You start with thin paper that you cut 4.5" wide. Unfortunately in my country they don't make large phonebooks anymore, they are just above 8". You now sew strips of random widths on the foundation paper, until you have covered it, and then you do the subcutting. Finally you remove the paper by tearing it.

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            #6
            Ooooooh thank you!
            Blogging ahead.....research in quilting and sewing with a dab of cooking/recipes too.

            https://myquiltprojects.wordpress.com/

            https://thecookbookproject.wordpress.com/

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              #7
              Lourixe, thank you. I couldn't figure out what size to start with on the paper - whenever I tried to figure it out, I couldn't wrap my brain around cutting to size without some of the winding up with just slivers on the top or bottom.

              So, I should have cut my paper 4.5" tall, and sewn the strips lengthwise? Then cut 2.5" across?

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                #8
                Oooh, I get it - your picture made it all much clearer, thank you!! I may just go play with some from my scraps

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                  #9
                  As you could see from my pic, I always put the widest strings on either side so there is room enough for the seam allowance.

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                  Good Fortune Mystery Quilt 2019 ~ Bonnie Hunter Style

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                  Colors for this have been announced. Visit quiltville.blogspot.com for complete instructions under the good fortune tab. Sewing instructions / first clue will be released on Black Friday. Optimallysew at your own pace. Each week clues are announced on each friday. Post photos of color schemes and blocks. See glimpses of what others are accomplishing world wide. Anyone can join.
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