Today I worked on the third clue of Charlotte Hawkins mystery quilt-a-long, called Surrounded by Scraps. She was delayed in posting the clue by a massive windstorm that knocked out her internet, along with a lot of trees and other people’s power lines. They are recovering now from that storm, so it was on with the sewing.
Clue 1 had us sewing little 4 and 9 patches. In Clue 3 these joined together with some background rectangles to become larger squares.
The other part of the clue finally used the larger squares we’d cut.
My background fabrics are scrappy as well as the darker pattern fabric, and I’ve been a little worried that it dilutes the contrast between the two. I’m still not sure after finishing this clue. Maybe I should have stuck with a solid or near solid background?
Here are all the blocks so far. It will be mid April before we get another clue.