Step 1 instructions scrappy project.

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Nana Posted: Thu, May 31 2012 11:20 PM

Take out 55 of the background 2 1/2 in squares and lay aside.   Sew a dark 2 1/2 in square to all of the remaining  2 1/2 in background squares.   Press seams to the dark.   Now sew the remaining dark squares to the opposite side of the background square.  You will have a dark, light, dark unit   Like pictured.

Now sew the 55 remaining background to the remainder of your 2 patches to make 55 light, dark, light units.  Like shown below.

You can now assemble these into 9 patch squares.   Always start with the dark at the top and bottom and the light in the middle.   I recommend that you try to not use the same dark patch in the same block if at all possible.  

Press all seams toward the dark.    You should end up with 6 1/2 in squares.   Have fun and use lots of different fabrics for a really pretty look.

Sewing can begin.

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Nana replied on Thu, May 31 2012 11:26 PM

Remember that this is a very simple project to get everyone's feet wet again.  Then sometime around the first of July I will get another project going that will require more scraps and the ability to "loose control"    Hope everyone will participate in that one too.

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Kris replied on Thu, May 31 2012 11:45 PM

Thanks Nana.

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Donna B replied on Fri, Jun 1 2012 12:16 AM

Finally!  I've printed off the directions and now I can go to bed and start on this first thing in the morning...LOL - after the gardening, etc.

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Debi replied on Fri, Jun 1 2012 12:49 AM

Looking forward to starting in the morning AND July for the other one. I have never done this before and I am quickly becoming addicted to finding the scraps :)   Thanks Nana for posting this for us.

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Kris replied on Fri, Jun 1 2012 2:31 AM

Got my first batch done. I won't do much sewing this weekend (if any). I have work later today and I plan an early night since I'm going to Keepsake Quilting Saturday for their annual tent sale. Sunday is our anniversary so will be doing stuff with DH.

I like this look already Nana. Thanks for doing this.

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Oooohhhh Kris. At 3:31 AM you already have some sewing done. I can hardly focus on the computer screen now, much less sew a straight seam! LOL! I have a long day today and might not get any sewing done today at all. Good thing this isn't a race, happy stitching everyone.

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I love 9 patches but won't get to these till at least Sunday. Thanks Nana for leading us. I have been busy cutting my scraps into the biggest squares and now have piles of 2, 2-1/2, 3, and up to 7 inch squares so I am ready for July.

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Robin replied on Fri, Jun 1 2012 5:04 AM

School ends at 1:00 today.  I hope to enter Scrapy Kindergarten by 1:30 no later than 2:00.   Going to make by machine go zoom zoom.

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Robin replied on Fri, Jun 1 2012 5:06 AM

Kris,

Your squares look great.  Your colors are looking so good together.

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Nana replied on Fri, Jun 1 2012 5:40 AM

Kris

Your blocks are looking fantastic.

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Bonita replied on Fri, Jun 1 2012 6:23 AM

Kris, you're for sure the early bird. The blocks look great. Happy anniversary to you and DH.

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Jean replied on Fri, Jun 1 2012 6:41 AM

This looks easy enough.  I'll begin on my squares after work today.  Looking forward to getting started.  Thanks Nana.

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coopah replied on Fri, Jun 1 2012 7:00 AM

OK> Got them...they were hidden in the rest of my e-mails. Sorry for the extra work I may have caused. All is good.

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Susie replied on Fri, Jun 1 2012 7:23 AM

Wow, Kris!  Great job!  I love your colors.  I think I'll just call you Speed Gonzalez, lol!

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