Quilts of Valor Mystery THREE               66" x 66" (with optional borders)
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Yardage Fabric Requirements

Red............ 2 1/4 yds
White......... 1 3/4 yds
Blue (Med). 3 3/4 yds
Gold...........  1 1/4 yds

SCRAPPY Cutting Instructions
See below for Optional Top & Bottom Border

*  PAPER  (12) 8 1/2"x 11" copy paper    OR
                (6)  11"x 11" sheets of paper

*  TAPE or GLUE

(There is paper foundation involved, BUT it is a very, very easy pattern. You DO NOT need to know how to paper piece to do this pattern. It is a flip 'n sew string piecing method.   This method is even easier than the traditional paper foundation method! - and only ONE clue deals with this easy, fun method. To get an idea of the type of paper foundation involved in this mystery check out String Block).

RED........ (10)  4 1/2" x 10 1/2" 
               (12)  1 3/4" x 9"
               (6)    3 1/2" x 17"
               (18)  2 1/2" x 8"
              (104)  2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

WHITE..... (10)   2 1/2" x 10 1/2"
               (19)   2 1/2" x 8"
               (12)  1 3/4" x 15"
               (52)  3 1/4 x 3 1/4" draw diagonal line on
                                            wrong side of fabric
               (12)  3 1/2" x 5 1/2"

BLUE....... (40)  2 1/2" x 10 1/2"
                (52)  3 1/4" x 3 1/4"
                (12)  1 3/4" x 13"
                (6)   11" x 11"

GOLD........  (16)  2 1/2" x 14"
                  (10)  4 1/2" x 10 1/2"
                  (5)    2 1/2" x 8"



Optional Top & Bottom Borders
       (will make the quilt finish at 66"x 78")

Red........... (20)  1 1/4" x 5"
                 (20)  1 1/4" x 6 1/2"

White.........(20)  1 1/4" x 2"
                 (20)  1 1 /4" x 3 1/2"

Blue...........(10)  6 1/2" x 6 1/2" draw diagonal line on
                                               wrong side of fabric
                 (20)  1 1/4" x 5"
                 (20)  1 1/4" x 3 1/2"
                 (4)   5" x 6"

Gold...........(10) 2" x 2"
Yardage Version                                                     Scrappy Version
Clue #1...... Sept 15, 2008
Clue #2.......Sept 22, 2008
Clue #3.......Sept 29, 2008
Clue #4.......October 6, 2008
Clue #5.......October 13, 2008
Clue #6.......October 20, 2008
Clue #1........Sept. 15, 2008
Clue #2........Sept. 22, 2008
Clue #3........Sept 29, 2008
Clue #4........October 6, 2008
Clue #5........October 13, 2008
Clue #6........October 20, 2008
See below for Optional Top & Bottom Border

*  PAPER  (12)  8 1/2" x 11" copy paper   OR
                 (6)   11" x 11" sheets of paper

*  TAPE or GLUE

(There is paper foundation involved, BUT it is a very, very easy pattern.  You DO NOT need to know how to paper piece to do this pattern.  It is a flip 'n sew string piecing method.  This method is even easier than the traditional paper foundation method! - and only ONE clue deals with this easy, fun method.
To get an idea of the type of paper foundation involved in this mystery check out String Block).

   RED ......(7)  2 1/2" x WOF strips
                       subcut into (104)  2 1/2" squares
                 (4)  2 1/2" x WOF strips
                 (3)  4 1/2" x WOF strips
                 (3)  3  1/2" x WOF strips
                 (3)  1 3/4" x WOF strips

  WHITE.....(7)  2 1/2" x WOF
                 (5)  3 1/4" x WOF
                        subcut into (52)  3 1/4" squares
                        draw a diagonal line on wrong side
                 (4)  1 3/4" x WOF
                 (2)  3 1/2" x WOF

  BLUE......(5)  3 1/4" x WOF
                        subcut into (52)  3 1/4" squares
               (12)  2 1/2" x WOF
                (4)   1 3/4" x WOF
                (6)    11" x 11" square

  GOLD.... (3)  4 1/2" x WOF
                (7)  2 1/2" x WOF

Optional Top & Bottom Borders
         (will make quilt finish at 66" x 78")

  RED.......(1) 5" x WOF
                     subcut into (20)  1 1/4" x 5:
                (1) 6 1/2" x WOF
                     subcut into (20)  1 1/4" x 6 1/2"

  WHITE....(1) 3 1/2" x WOF
                      subcut into (20)  1 1/4" x 3 1/2"
                (1)  2" x WOF
                      subcut into (20)  1 1/4" x 2"

  BLUE......(1)  3 1/2" x WOF
                       subcut into (20) 1 1/4" x 3 1/2"
                (1)  5" x WOF
                       subcut into (20) 1 1/4" x 5"
                (4)   4" x 5 1/2"
               (10)  6 1/2" x 6 1/2"
                       draw diagonal line on wrong
                       side of fabric

  GOLD......(10)  2" squares


               




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