Good morning and welcome back to Quilter, Tailor, Seamstress, Spy—The Inbox Jaunt’s Mystery Quilt-a-Long.
If you haven’t started yet…don’t worry, there’s plenty of time to catch up. I’ve added a Tab on the Top Menu Bar with each week’s clues. If you need to review, you’ll find everything in one place…
There is no stitching required this week. We are going to use our detective skills to search for patterns…
In our last episode we used an ERASEABLE MARKER to add a few notes in our grid:
- an ‘X’ in the upper left corner
- the message C50 in the center square…
- our signature in the bottom right corner
Today, add the following marks–again with an ERASEABLE MARKER!
- the message ‘P50′ in the block two spots to the left of C50
- the letter ‘M‘ in the upper right hand corner
THE MYSTERY DEEPENS.…….
There are many ways to make a pattern or template for quilting. Today, we will discuss a simple method using readily available materials.
THE SPOOL PATTERN
On any sheet of paper, draw a rectangle, 1-1/4 inches wide by 1-3/4 inches tall.
If you have graph paper it’s even easier…
Draw a diagonal line out from each of the corners. (Do not fuss too much about the angles–Perfection is not required here. –We’re quilters, not architects!)
A quick, rough cut around the shape will do…..We will be more precise later. Glue the paper pattern onto a piece of tagboard, manila file folder, a shirt or cereal box, or anything you find around the house.
This time cut accurately around the spool.
That’s it! A perfect pattern emerges!
If you’d rather not draw the motif…you may download the Spool Pattern HERE.
If you have any spare time this week, practice doodling and/or quilting these motifs:
(Hmmm…The Chief Minister was Xed out with the scissors on the 50th Floor Patio???)
(aka Lori C K)
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