Thursday, May 31, 2018

Fireburst Mystery Quilt-HST's and HFG


Are you as excited as I am to get started sewing on the Fireburst Mystery Quilt???  To those that have joined the Facebook Group and joined in the linky party it has been so much fun following along and seeing the fabrics you have picked out!  You guys are going to have some beautiful quilts and I can't wait to see them come together.  Today we are going to start the first piecing instructions with half square triangles (HST's) and half flying geese (HFG) units.  The best part, you don't have to make a ton of them!

We will be using the 2 at a time method using B and D squares to make HST's. 

My 32" version fabrics

My 64" version fabrics

With this method, you will use two B or two D squares, drawing a diagonal line on the back of one square.  Then placing them right sides together, you will stitch 1/4" seam on either side of the diagonal line.


Next cut on the diagonal line to form two HST's.  Press the seams open or toward the darker side and trim to the correct size.


Using the chart below and the appropriate B and D squares make the following HST's.
Trim Size
Size Square
Quantity
Fabrics
HST's Yielded
Baby
Lap
B square
2
Fabric 1
Background
4
2.5"
4.5"
B square
2
Fabric 2
Background
4
2.5"
4.5"
D square
2
Fabric 1
Background
4
4.5"
8.5"
D square
2
Fabric 2
Background
4
4.5"
8.5"


Next we will be making Half Flying Geese units using C rectangles and A squares.  On the wrong side of the A squares draw a diagonal line.
Combine the C rectangle with the A square (as shown below ), right sides together, and stitch on the drawn line.  Note that the A square goes on the right side of the rectangle.




Trim a 1/4" away from the sewn line and press open or toward Fabric A. 



Use the chart below to make the following HFG units. 

Finished Size
QuantityC RectangleA SquareTotal HFG Baby Lap
        4 Fabric 1Background          42.5" x 4.5"4.5" x  8.5"
        4 Fabric 2Background          42.5" x 4.5"4.5" x  8.5"




And just like that, we are finished for the month.  Hopefully, that wasn't too bad.  If you would like a printable copy of the instructions you can down load it for free from my Craftsy Shop.  If you'd like to join our Facebook group to share your progress and see what others are up to, you can find it here.  Also feel free to tag me on Instagram @tishnwonderland or use the #fireburstmysteryquilt.  I can't wait to see your progress!


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11 comments:

Nancy J said...

Yes, we are in June down here, cold, frosty every morning, firewood getting used daily, Lovely details for cutting, I must download the instructions and print so they are handy. Thanks again for a Great Mystery.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

It's going to be fun to start to see people's fabric combinations coming together. :)

Lisa J. said...

I'm excited to start Tish. Your fabrics are looking good together.

Jen said...

Yeah! I can't wait. I just got all my fabric cut out last weekend. So excited to see some of it start to come together. :)

Louise said...

I'm ready to do some stitchin' on the diagonal! I've been seeing some fabric pulls for your mystery on several different blogs I follow, so plenty of folks joining the fun :)
louise (dot) hornor (at) gmail

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Let the sewing begin!!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Thanks, Tish and Dave! I printed out the .pdf and will start working on this real soon. Of course, I'll tag you on IG and post in FB when there's anything to share. I'm looking forward to seeing this start!
Happy Saturday! ~smile~ Roseanne

Patty said...

Very exciting start! Let the fun begin! Thank you Tish!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Exciting . I have a few fabrics in mind for this

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

just cut out, now for the sewing then I am up to date. Hopefully.

Bernie Kringel said...

Done! And the month of June isn’t even over yet!

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