Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Tiny Tuesday - Bright Hopes

I was looking for something simple and straight forward tonight.  I seem to say that every Tuesday lately.  Bright hopes is on a basic nine patch (3 by 3) grid.  The thing that makes it different is the use of a partial seam at the beginning to allow a wrap around effect. 

 You will need a center block which is 2 inches and 4 rectangles which are 2 inches by 3.5 inches each.  That's it!
 The rectangles will be sewn in a swirl like fashion around the center square.  Start by folding the center square onto the end of the top rectangle. 
 You will start with a partial seam.  All that means is that instead of sewing from end to end, you will start in the middle of the background square and sew to the end.  Now the rest of the seams will be "normal" until you get back to where you started.  Fold down the center square and finger press the seam toward the purple. 
 Now fold the right side rectangle onto the straight edge formed from the combination of the center square and the top rectangle. 
 Fold that rectangle open, finger press the seam toward to purple again and move on to the bottom rectangle. 
 Sew the bottom rectangle open and move onto the left side. 
 Sew the left side on and you are back to where you started.  Now the partial seam you started with can be completed. 
 Fold the top rectangle down, the right end is already sewn, you just need to complete that partial seam. 
Sew from the end of the top rectangle back to the place where you started.  
Open it up and press to that all the seams go outward toward the purple rectangles.  I think the whole block took about 5 minutes to make.  Super quick one today!  Enjoy.