Welcome to Part One of my Nabby's Dowry Sew~Along!
I'm anxious to get started and I'm hoping you are, too!!
Ready, Set, Cut!
*Cut a total of (81) assorted 2 3/8" squares for Half Square Triangles
*Cut a total of (46) assorted 2" squares
From all of the 6" squares of med/dark print and/or woven fabrics:
(Note: After I cut the requirements listed above, I cut more Half Square Triangles so I would have more fabrics to play with in each block. Just thought I'd mention that.)
This is a lot of cutting, I know, but guess what? You're cutting now for all your blocks! Once it's done, all there's left to do is sew! Speaking of sewing.....
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all of your light print 2 3/8" squares. Mix and match them with the assorted medium and dark print 2 3/8" squares. Sew 1/4" on each side of the drawn line; cut apart and press to the dark. Make at least (162) Half Square Triangles that should measure 2" unfinished. As I said, make more if you'd like extra color/fabric print options to play with when making your blocks.
I know this is a lot of cutting and sewing now, so I'm giving you TWO WEEKS to accomplish this task. Once these HSTs are made, we'll be sailing through block assembly. Part Two of the SAL will post on Friday, July 12th.
Ready, Set, Sew......
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