Finished Size: 24” x 44”
Week #1 of QAL - here
Week #2 of QAL - here
Week #3 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.
One FQ bundle of your choice
One Yard Background/Binding fabric
Sewing machine, Thread, Ability to sew accurate 1/4” seams.
Hurrah! You made it this far. And now for the final reveal of the Mystery!
We are going to work everything you have created so far into sections and then combine them. You COULD switch these sections around if you wanted.
Taking two Flowers, two Leaf One Units, and the Leaf Two Unit, sew as shown:
Taking Leaf One Unit with Spacer 1 Units on each side, one Flower Unit, and remaining Leaf One Unit, Sew as shown:
Taking two Flower blocks, two remaining Spacer 1 Units, and Leaf Three Unit, Sew as shown:
Taking remaining Flower block, Spacer 2 Unit, Spacer 3 Unit, and Leaf Three Unit with Spacer2 Units on both sides, sew as shown:
Sewing the Sections Together
Now you get to put the units together. Section One and Two are sewn side by side. I chose to put Section One on the left and Section Two on the right as shown, but you could reverse those or even flip one if you wanted to.
Next sew Section Three and Four together. Again, I put Section Three on the left and Section Four on the right. But you can flip or reverse this as you wish as long as the long sides are sewn to each other.
Then Sew these sections together. I put Sections One and Two on top of Sections Three and Four as shown, but you can do what you want. In fact, Sections One and Two combined are a square so you could flip them four ways! (also they make a nice table topper all on their own!)
Sew four of the 10 Half Square Triangle Unit Strips into two 20 Half Square Triangle Unit Strips:
Now sew two Square L’s from Week One to each end of one strip of 10 Half Square Triangle Units
And repeat with the remaining two Square L’s and the last strip of 10 Half Square Triangle Units:
Sew the two 20 Half Square Triangle Unit Strips onto both sides of the main Flower/Leaf Sections:
Sew the two 10 Half Square Triangle Unit Strips with L’s on each side to the top and bottom of the quilt top:
Quilt and Bind as desired. Enjoy!
Be sure to post on Instagram and hashtag #OLFAAlfieMysteryQAL to win the grand prize next week! Follow @bluenickelstudios for details.