Challenge Rules for Stitch Along September W2

Posted by Ruth on 12 September 2014 | 0 Comments

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Last weekend when I was selecting my fabrics, I went ahead and also cut them out giving the instructions as I went so if you missed the cutting instructions be sure to check out last Sunday's blog post.

Rather than having two blog posts this week, I'm going to give you the instructions as I make mine. Always better for me to test the instructions first anyway :)

Construction for Week 2 September Stitch Along

Match the background 1 1/2" squares to the two 1 1/2" x 7 1/2" colored strips and the background 1" x 2 1/2" rectangles to the two 1" x 6 1/2" colored strips.

matching strips to background sections

Sew them together on one short end. Both sets should end up at 8 1/2" long.

stitch sections together

Using all your colored strips, the four with background sections attached and the other 2" x 8 1/2" strips, lay them out in an order you like. I decided to mix the lengths up a little bit so they looked staggered and more interesting.

lay out strips in order

With them laid out in my desired order and all background sections toward the top, pick up the first five and add a 1" x 8 1/2" strip to the bottom (or left side looking at the photo above).

adding background strips

For the last strip (the 6th one) add a 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" strip.

add wider background strip to last color

Now with them all set out again in order, add the last 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" strip to the side that doesn't have a background strip - which just happens to be the right in the picture below because my photo is upside down :)

strips are ready to sew together

Then it is time to sew them all together - I have the photo up the right way now!

strips stitched together

Lastly add the 4 1/2" x 11" background strip to the right side (side where it will only touch two colors).

background strip attached

And the 4 1/2" x 11" multicolored strip to the other side.

all pieced together now

That's it, we are done. Be sure to send me a photo so I can add it to the gallery.

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