OLFA Alfie Mystery QAL - Week 3

Scott Hansen





Finished Size: 24” x  44”

Skill: Intermediate

Project: Wall-hanging

 Week #1 of QAL - here

 Week #2 of QAL - here


Tools needed – These will not be needed every week of the Quiltalong.

OLFA 45mm RTY-2DX/PBL Ergonomic Rotary Cutter, Pacific Blue
OLFA RM-MG/NBL 24"X36 Double-Sided, Self-Healing Rotary Mat, Navy
OLFA RM-12S 12" Rotating, Self-Healing Cutting Mat
OLFA QR-6x24 6" X 24" Frosted Acrylic Ruler
OLFA QR-4S 4 1/2" Square Frosted Acrylic Ruler – This size is handy for the individual Half Square Triangles and other pieces.
QR-9S 9 1/2" Square Frosted Acrylic Ruler – This size is great for squaring up pieced sections as you go along.


Fabric requirements

    One FQ bundle of your choice

    One Yard Background/Binding fabric


    Supplies needed

      Sewing machine, Thread, Ability to sew accurate 1/4” seams.

      Week #3


      Continuing from last week.


      Let’s start by joining the five Half Square Triangle strips you made last week into 6 Sets of TEN Half Square Triangles.

      Next let’s Take one Leaf One Unit and sew two Spacer 1 Units to each side as shown:

      And then take one Leaf Three Unit and sew two Spacer 2 Units to each side as shown:


      Set these leaf ‘expansions’ aside for now and save for next week.


      Now one to the last blocks to make –


      The FLOWER Blocks! Woohoo!


      Make one block at time:

      Start each flower block with 1 Square M, 4 Rectangle A’s, 2 Square F’s, and from a matched set, 2 Square O’s, and 8 Square N’s.


      On the wrong side of the two 3’ x 3” Square O’s draw a line from one corner to the other.


      Taking one Square O with line on the wrong side and one Square F with no line,

      Place them right sides together then
      Sew a seam 1/4” from the drawn line on both sides as shown.


      Cut down the drawn line – now you have two O/F units.


      Press these seams open and trim these units to 2.5” x  2.5” Squares

      Repeat this with the remaining Square F and O, making a total of four O/F units.


      On the wrong side of the Square N’s draw a line from corner as shown:


      Taking one Square N with line on the wrong side and one Rectangle A,

      Place the Square N on the Rectangle A right sides together as shown:

      Sew ON the drawn line as shown:



      Repeat this with the three remaining Square N’s and Rectangle A’s .


      Now trim off the corner of this A/N unit as shown:


      Press Square N to the corner cut off as shown:


      Now do the same thing on the other half of the Rectangle A/N units with the remaining Square N’s from this matched set as shown in the following photos:





      Now you should have 4 N/A/N Units that look like this:


      Now lay out your O/F units, your N/A/N units and your Square M as shown:


      Sew together in rows:



      And then sew the rows together:


      Repeat with your remaining 5 Square M’s, 20 Rectangle A’s, 10 Square F’s, and Matched sets of  Square O’s and N’s to make five more flower blocks for a total of six flower blocks.


      Be sure to post your progress on Instagram and Tag it with #OLFAAlfieMysteryQAL for your chance to Win cool stuff from OLFA and Windham and Blue Nickel Studios!


      Next week we will reveal the total layout of the OLFA  Alfie Mystery Quiltalong!