The Summer Mystery has now finished and the instructions have been removed. However I have left the tutorial here for you as there are a lot of good tips and tricks in the last 10 posts – just use the category to find all posts. You can now download the full pattern as a working Quizzle from here.
If you are getting confident now you can lay your strips out along the lines of your board 3 deep. So below I have three rows of 3 strips double folded (6 layers) and one row of two strips double folded (4 layers). Trim off the end to square and then cross cut your 12 1/2" strips. You will only get one cut like this, which will make 22 strips. Then open out and press the fold out of the rest, again layer and cut the remaining ten 12 1/2" strips.
Alternatively, if you are not ready yet, just cross cut them all individually or maybe just two layers at once.
remember you can chain piece all of these to get them done quicker and save on thread. stitch a light and dark piece together 16 times, then repeat stitching another light piece to the other side. Cut all the units apart for pressing.
remember to press the seams closed first then to the darker fabric or in this case the centre strip.
That's it for today, well done, are you keeping up?
Now one question before you go - if you could make a difference just by buying a pattern, which charity or cause would you like to assist just by enjoying the passion of stitching? What charity, project or cause could women the world over make a difference to?