Today is when we will begin the Sunny Side Up quilt along. Welcome to anyone who is new doing quilt alongs with us!
For my “dark gold”, I’m using a green and my “light gold” is a bit darker and my background is a small print. Yes, I said . . it’s a PRINT!! Someone call the doctor! Most of the drawings will show the pieces in light gold, dark gold and background so I hope my using different colors in my own top isn’t too confusing. For those doing a patriotic version, please refer back to the original drawings (click on the Sunny Side Up top in the left sidebar).
These are my fabrics.
For today’s instructions:
1. From the background fabric and the dark gold fabric, cut 3 – 1-5/8” strips.
2. Sew the strips together to make 3 strip sets.
3. Press the seam allowances towards the dark gold fabric.
4. Cut those strip sets into 72 – 1-5/8” segments. (If you stack them as shown in the picture and cut, they’ll be ready to take to the sewing machine and sew into the four patches.)
5. Sew those 72 segments into 36 four patches. They should measure 2-3/4” square (unfinished size).
6. This is a great time to fan those back seams to get a nice flat center for your little four patches.
The next instructions will be posted on Monday, May 6.
lynne quinsland says
judy, what are you going to be using the red for? i LOVE your color combinations, and your print. i think i am going to go scrappy with this, even for the background. i had forgotten this was going to start today, so i am off to go choose some fabrics……
lynne quinsland says
so much for scrappy–went digging in the stash and found a nice background of tan with brownish oak leaves and some dark reddish berries. so, my 4 patches are made with a dark red/burgandy and will use scrappy browns for the dark gold i believe.
however, i want to make one scrappy too, so off i go to dig again…..
Thanks, Judy. Saving this one to make in June.
That is so interesting. I have never seen seams opened in the center that way. I am going to have fun trying that.
The finished size says 65″ by 83″. That is more like a twin but I want to make a double. question is how much fabric do I get? This is not a project from my stash. I do have plenty of dark blue and wow but need the lighter blue in my case.