Sunday, July 23, 2017

8 Shooters Clue 15: The BIG shoot out!


Get your guns cleaned up and loaded!
Cuz here we go. Time for the BIG shoot out!

Using your COORDINATING C and D MATCHING PRINTS
lets do some fussy cutting!
I am so in love with these.
Who ever thought a western shootout could end up so cool??
(Ok so maybe the guys always think westerns are cool...)

For the following, ALWAYS make sure that the lighter of your two colors is on the left, and that the darker of your two colors is on the right. ALWAYS.
This is very very important to the over all design.

First you will fussy cut four LARGE diamonds from each print ( Use the exact same fussy cut from
Both fabrics to make the mirrored image ) , and sew them together as double shots.


Now you are going to use the same fabric and fussy cut 16 LARGE diamonds of each , both the light and the dark , then make 8 half shots ( four diamond each ) as below . 
Remember to us the lighter color on the far left. 
Aren't these wonderful ?! 



Now let's make some more 8 Shooters! 
Again using both colors,
Make a total of four out of the LARGE diamonds. 
I couldn't decide which fussy cut version that I liked the best so I made two of each . Why not ?! 


So this week you will be fussy cutting , basting and stitching up some large diamonds.
You will be making 4 double shots , 16 half ( 4) shots and four 8 shooters.
You can certainly make all of these out of one single color as opposed to two but I think the two colors will look much more interesting. And fussy cutting is not necessary if you don't want to . 

I'll see you in tenish days. Not Wednesday but the one after as I think it will take some ten days to get all of these finished . 
I don't know the date as I'm sitting here in the dark at midnight writing this post . I'm so angry that I didn't get it done before midnight but you see, the power is out. And I was trying to hook up a hot spot and that wasn't going either .
I gave up and decided to finish this blog post mobile from my phone . Thank goodness I had started it early this morning before I went to work because for some reason blogger does not work good mobile and I can never get photos to work right . 
If it worked mobile then you all would get a lot more blog posts than you do now . Drives me batty that I can't blog well from my phone . 
Anyway ... have a blast shooting this week . 
I'm gonna sit and listen to the thunder and my husband's snores while I wait on power to be restored. I mean seriously I cannot be expected to sleep well without a fan. Can't happen. 



Thursday, July 20, 2017

8 Shooters: Inventory Intermission (Photo Rich!)


Hats off to you if you have made it this far in our mystery!
I am super excited to keep going because I am ready to begin fussy cutting again. If you know me well, then you know I LIVE to fussy cut. Totally my passion.
So I decided to stop on these background pieces for awhile and pick up my awful perty blue coordinating prints.
But as I was sewing along, I realized...
we cannot piece these until THE VERY END.
Oh so sad! But exciting too because we will finish with a BANG for sure!


Only I am getting ahead of myself in excitement.
As I was sewing along, I noticed I have to keep referring back to my pattern just to make sure I am not more lost and confused than what is normal for me.
And then I realized you all do not have a pattern to follow and you are blindly following me so it would really not do well for you all to get lost and confused either!

So I decided it might be best to take a tiny (and I mean very tiny) Intermission.
I would like you to spend the next couple of days just taking a little inventory of what we have so far.
That way we can make sure we are all on the same lost and confused path to being the star of our 8 shooter show.


If you go way back in the beginning you will remember we started with making 8 shooter stars along with some coordinating stars.
As we went along we added some background pieces along the way, which brings you to the following:

Of Shooter set ONE you should have ONE 8 shooter that has been pieced with some background pieces:


And 4 coordinating 6 shot stars also with background pieces attached.


Of our SHOOTER SET TWO you should have four 8 shooters all with background attached. 



And 16 double shot arrows.


Our Shooter Set THREE should have four 8 shooters with backgrounds attached.


And 32 single shots just waiting on us to show them some love.


At this point, we have used a lot of background but we still have the following already basted but not yet stitched to our quilt yet.

Of our SOLID MAIN BACKGROUND
you should have 36 Jumbo triangles basted and waiting. 


Oops forgot our little sqaure pyramid. These are made of both solid matching background set one squares. You should have 16 of these.


Then of your SOLID MATCHING BACKGROUND SET ONE:
Of the lighter color you should have 64 small triangles basted.


and of the darker color you should have
4 medium basted triangles and
32 small basted triangles.


Next we moved to our coordinating A2, B2 and C2 tonals.
From the A2 and B2 we made sixteen of these 4 Shooters.


And from the coordinating C2 we made 32 little houses.


Finally lets take a look at what we haven't used yet.
Of course we have the coordinating A and B matching prints (mine are blue) that I showed at the top of this post.
We also have SOLID MATCHING BACKGROUND SET TWO.
A darker and lighter of each.



And finally our COORDINATING C AND D MATCHING PRINTS.



There, are you all fixed up and on the straight path or more cornfused than you was before you read this post?


I'll see you Saturday. Let's do some fussy cutting.
I'm all for it.
IF YOU ARE NEW TO JOINING US,
there is a button up top that says "8 Shooters" and it will take you step by step through the mystery.
Also there is a Facebook group where we like to share our progress.
Come join the fun!!





Wednesday, July 12, 2017

8 Shooters Clue 14: Colorful Half Shooters

How is your shooting coming along?
Are you getting all caught up?
I haven't sewn in weeks, yet I was able to catch all up in the last couple, so those of you just joining, NO WORRIES!
Just go to the beginning (see that little button up top that says "8 Shooters"... it'll take you thru ALL the clues, and get to shootin'! 



Last time we met we basted all of our Tonals.
Today we are going to work with our A2 and B2 Tonal diamonds: 



You should have a pile of these diamondback rattlers:



I'm not a fan of rattlers so lets turn them into Half Shooters... you know, half shooters have FOUR pieces and look like this: 



You will be making 16 all together.

You will have TWO weeks to make them, but actually we will be back in a week with a mystery post.
I want to do a little inventory post for you, showing all the steps thus far in ONE post so that you can check mark all off and see how you are doing.

So next week we will do that, then the week after...
Yippee Skippy we are GONNA FUSSY CUT again!

I so love fussy cutting.

This is a twisty turny mystery with more excitement on the way.
Stay tuned and keep shootin'!