This is for those who just can’t wait!
I wanted to address a couple of questions. For the size of the blocks, you will need 16 blocks unfinished at 9.5 inches. I made a mistake in the link last night (forgive me, I was a little tired). The second link is the one you want to use, and that will give you the right size. If you went ahead and made the extra blocks before I posted the update last night, don’t worry. I’m giving a couple of alternatives here. If you feel that the 9-patch is not going to work, then you can use them as setting blocks for the border, or you can use the extra blocks as a setting block. Completely up to you. Be a little creative! Either way, they will be used.
If you want a head start on Wednesday, here are a couple of hints to get you ready:
1. Remember the fusible webbing and the green and red/pink fabric? Get those ready. You will want a nice medium cream colored fabric. This will be the inner border. We will be doing some simple applique. This is where the extra blocks will come in to play. As soon as I remember where I placed the pattern, I will post the link. The size for the border will be 3.5 inches wide to allow for the applique. Go ahead and measure and get that ready. We will do the applique in a bit.
2. If you were using from stash like me, cutting down from squares or bits and pieces, SAVE them. We are going to use them for the outer borders. You don’t need anything smaller than 2.5 x 2.5 inches. You will need 4 of these strips. Since the blocks already have borders around them, you will not need sashing. This should measure as a 2.5 inch outer border. Once you have the inner border measured, then measure this to fit. BUT DON’T SEW THE INNER BORDER OR THE OUTER BORDER ON YET. We still have the applique to do FIRST!
This should keep you busy for a bit while I look for that pattern!
Now then where did my brain wander off to?