Friday, April 1, 2016

The Center of Attention: Clue one!




It is April 1st and no foolin' time for your first mystery clue!


By now most of you have received your papers or have printed your templates to cut your own.

Here is a recap of the papers that you should have: 


Were you surpised at the size of them? I told you...the name of the game this time around is

Alright, then let's take those big papers and make them beautiful.
Of course we need to start with basting but we won't be basting ALL of our papers yet,
but I am going to give you several to keep your little fingers happy for a week.

Let's begin with our Co-Stars AND Supporting Actors.


Take six (just 6!!) of your large diamonds and baste a motif so the diamond is vertical.
(For those of you using the Baltimore Springs panel, see below.) 

After you baste 6 of your large diamonds,
then baste all of your half hexagons.
They can either be all of one color, or half  a dark color and half a light color.
(It is best that they be in the same color family though).




The Baltimore Springs Panels for use are something that I designed as an "afterthought" when I was cutting them for my fabric shop.



 If you would like to purchase some for the mystery, you will need to purchase 2 and a few are available RIGHT HERE
First come first served as there are a limited number available! 

But for those few of you using the panels, you will notice some of the smaller motifs are square and don't really seem to fit with a large diamond fussy cut. This is why I sent two panels. You can cut "into" another motif and still have enough for your other diamonds later. And yes, they still look nice even though they aren't diamond shape. See? Here are my Co-Stars:


 (DON'T CUT YOUR SECOND SET OF DIAMONDS YET!!!! JUST CUT SIX OF THEM!) 
(OK. SPOILER ALERT: If you are cutting the Baltimore Springs panels, know that you will cut 6 more diamonds the other direction. Horizontal. This will help you lay out your panel to get the most of the shapes of the motifs.)

The Baltimore Springs choice is so busy color wise, that I don't think it wise to use two different colors for the Supporting Actors. Therefore, baste all 24 from one solid or tonal. 


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I hope you truly enjoy these large pieces and are encouraged at how fast the quilt will come together.

Your next clue will be available next Friday, April 8th. 














4 comments:

  1. Tonya, just learned about your quilt along! I love EPP and want to learn how to diamonds etc too. How do I get the first set of shapes?

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  2. Tonya, just learned about your quilt along! I love EPP and want to learn how to diamonds etc too. How do I get the first set of shapes?

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