Temecula Quilt Company is having a Church Window Hexagon Variation Sew Along. Finished blocks are 3.5 inches.
The quilt is inspired by this vintage one c. 1825-1875 from the Quilter's Guild Collection. It just so happens that I had previously bookmarked that quilt as one I would like to make. So with Temecula Quilt Company's prompting I am now making my version of that vintage quilt. I've added it to my Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects and will make them each month in the color of the month. That's why I have made red blocks for January and yellow for February. I'm not following the cutting instructions found at Temecula but instead I am using 3.5 and 1.5 inch scraps to make mine as follows:
For this example I am cutting for 3 blocks with multicolored centers and corners and light sides and 3 blocks with light centers and corners and multicolored sides.
So to begin with I gathered 3 different multicolored 3.5 inch scraps and 3 different light 3.5 inch scraps. Scraps must be at least 3.5 x 5 inches.
I cut one 2 inch and two 1.5 inch pieces from the 3.5 inch scraps.
So as not to confuse I removed the fly fabric from the top of the stack because I want to fussy cut the fly for the center.
I cut a 2 inch square and a 1.5 inch square from the 2 inch piece. Those 1.5 inch squares will go into the postage stamp scrap box because they are extras. I cut the two 1.5 inch pieces into 1.5 inch squares. There's a tiny bit of waste but you know my waste goes into the compost pile or on garden paths so it's really not waste to me.
So now we have our block centers and corners. We still need some sides.
I cut the sides from 1.5 inch scraps that are at least twelve inches long.
The light centers and corners need multicolored sides and the multicolored need light sides so I gathered three multicolor and three light scraps.
From each strip cut two 2 inch pieces and 2 four inch pieces. (Yes, my scraps sometimes get pretty hairy).
Now that all pieces are cut the centers/corners and sides can be paired up and put in a baggie so they are ready for the next time I feel like sewing them together.
That fussy cut fly is now paired up with some multicolored pansies.
And that's another new start for 2019!