Wednesday, March 07, 2018


MQ4M A7 Clue #4

For this clue you are making 8 Rail Blocks.  The blocks need to finish at 9 ½ inches.

You will be using your Reds and Whites.  This block needs to be White, Red, White, Red, White – It should be more than 3 rails, and up to as many rails as you like AS LONG AS IT IS BORDERED BY WHITE ON BOTH ENDS

I did mine all scrappy as I needed to use Strings up – and I like scrappy.  You can also do them with yardage. 

Scrappy Rails
Cut your Red and White Strings at least 10 inches long, using various widths. I sewed White/Red/White/Red and then pressed. Then I measured the width and decided it I could use thin or wide strips to finish them – some ended up only 5 rails, most ended up 7 to 9 rails –

My goal was to make them 10 inches by 10- ish inches, then trim down to 9 ½ inches.

You can cut each strip even – this math works out to 2 5/16 inch strips – well I suck at that cut – so how I would do it is – used the White rails at 2 ½ by 9 ½ and use RED Rails at 2 inches by 9 ½ inches – then you get an easy cut and a block at 9 ½ by 9 1/2 inches.

If you decide to use yardage – you need 36 White strips and 24 Red strips

Step 2:

You are making Peppermints!!

You can make them Scrappy – varying the width of the Reds and the white, or you can make them symmetrical – and use approximately 3 ½ by 3 ½ inch squares

This is what you need:

Two pieces that Start and End with Red  at 3 ½ by 30 ( ish) inches long. If it turns out 29 or 31 – it’s okay – keep it – it will work so amazingly well!!

And you need Two pieces that Start and end with Red that are 3 ½ by 41 ( ish) inches long – again if it turns out 40 or 42 you are ok!! Keep it

I made mine all scrappy – and because I did it took a little longer than if I just used yardage – but I sure had fun playing in my scraps

And that’s it!  Catch up on everything else so you are ready for the next clue!~!!!

Pdf's can be found at my Craftsy Site - Enjoy!!

PS - if you have a blog post about it - tell me - I have been posting some of them on my Quiltygirl Facebook page!!


ShowMeTheQuilts said...

Scrappy is always good! Thank you for the great instructions. Hoping to get all caught up this afternoon.

Carlie Nichols said...

Can't wait to see the layout. I'm having fun making these parts! Carlie

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

I love a mystery quilt, that peppermint has got me thinking though, interesting. I look forward to seeing how it develops.

BunkHouseQuilts said...

I keep trying to feature what this will look like, I haven't a clue! What a mystery....done with #4...

Susan said...

I am saving clues for spring break week in mid-April, but I like what I see!