Moving right along with catching up on my Midnight Mystery Quilt-a-long by Meadow Mist Designs, I’ve now done September. For this month, we were supposed to make square-in-square blocks. Another first for me!
One of the things I love about this mystery quilt is that I’m getting so much experience doing some of the more basic quilting arrangements. As a relatively new quilter, a lot of what I’ve done has been my own thing which has been very modern and not requiring very exact seams. The blocks for this quilt (last month’s flying geese and this one) have required the true scant 1/4” seam. It’s been great practice — especially when you have to make 34 square-in-square blocks!
The instructions have been great so far. Very clear with helpful diagrams. For this month, I used the squares I had cut out originally, but now needed to cut the smaller squares into triangles.
Once that was done, I had to sew one triangle of each color to either side, press, then repeat, making sure that opposing sides had different colors. Here are the steps as one photo:
I think it’s pretty obvious at each step where I added on a triangle.
And there you go — 34 completed squares in squares, all trimmed to size. These definitely took me a while. They were probably the longest month yet. But I did it!
Now on to October. If I can get it done this week (not likely) then I’ll be caught up. But either way, I’ll be caught up soon. Excited to see what happens with these square-in-square blocks!