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Week 4: Piecing it Together

"The quilters examine their surprise nine-patch blocks more closely and discover that the four-patch squares in the corners have a unique pattern that matches part of the incomplete map. They work together to piece the map back together, but they realize they'll need to cross the river to reach the location of the treasure.

Week 4 of the Red Sky by Night Mystery Quilt brings the quilters to a pivotal moment in their quest for the hidden treasure. As they carefully inspect their surprise nine-patch blocks, their eyes are drawn to the intricate four-patch squares nestled in the corners. A sense of excitement fills the air as they realize these squares hold the key to unlocking the secrets of the incomplete map.

The quilters gather around a large wooden table, placing their surprise nine-patch blocks side by side. As if by magic, the patterns align, revealing a section of the map that perfectly fits together. Gasps of amazement fill the room as they witness the pieces coming together, filling in the missing details."

Sewing Instructions

It's time to complete your 18 friendship star blocks (Clue #2) and your 17 surprise nine-patch blocks (Clue #3) in case you have a few left to do.

Step 1:

Join each block in the order below for row 1. Start row 1 with the friendship star block on the left and pair with a surprise nine-patch block and place Right Sides Together (RST). Place a pin in the joints then sew a 1/4" seam. Press the seam to the right. Continue sewing the blocks RST and press to the right until you have connected all five blocks.

Row 1

Step 2:

Start row 2 with the surprise nine-patch block on the left followed by the friendship star block. Sew the blocks RST using a 1/4" seam and pin at the joints. Press each seam to the left until you have connected all five blocks.

Tip: Alternating the direction of the block seams by every other row will help to align the rows together by nesting the seams when joining the rows together.

Row 2

Step 3:

Join row 1 and row 2 RST and placing a pin at each block joint. Sew a 1/4" seam the length of the rows. Press seams open to reduce the bulk or you can press the seams downward if you want to quilt using a stitch-in-the-ditch pattern.


Step 4:

Repeat Steps 1 through 3 until you have all seven rows connected.

Row 3

Row 4

Row 5

Row 6

Row 7

Step 5:

Give the rows a final press, admire, and set aside until the next clue.


The Mystery Continues!

"With newfound determination, the quilters meticulously stitch the pieces of the map, securing them together. It's a labor of love and anticipation, as each seam brings them closer to the location of the hidden treasure. The cabin buzzes with excitement and shared anticipation as the map takes shape before their eyes.

As they step back to admire their handiwork, a realization dawns upon them. The treasure lies across the river. They exchange knowing glances, their spirits undeterred by the forthcoming challenge. The time has come to cross the river and unravel the mysteries that await on the other side.

Plans are set into motion as the quilters gather supplies and prepare for their journey. They discuss strategies for crossing the river safely, sharing tales of the old sailors who navigated these waters before them. Their passion for quilting and their shared quest have forged a bond among them, making the upcoming adventure all the more thrilling.

The quilters embark on their expedition, their anticipation mingling with the sound of the rushing river. With each stroke of the oars, they move closer to the treasure that has eluded them for so long. The water glistens under the crimson hues of the setting sun, casting a red sky by night, a reminder of the sailor's delight that awaits them.

As they reach the opposite shore, excitement fills their hearts. They set foot on unfamiliar terrain, ready to uncover the final secrets hidden within the Red Sky by Night Mystery Quilt. The anticipation is tangible as they prepare to explore the location marked on the completed map, their eyes gleaming with a mix of trepidation and excitement.

Week 4 marks a turning point in their journey, propelling them into the heart of the mystery.

As the week comes to an end, the quilters reflect on their progress and eagerly await the next clue that will guide them closer to their goal. The Red Sky by Night Mystery Quilt has brought them together in a remarkable adventure, igniting their creativity and fueling their passion for quilting. The stage is set for an unforgettable conclusion as they venture deeper into the unknown, guided by their love for the craft and their unwavering spirit of discovery.

Join us on this thrilling journey as we piece together the mysteries of the Red Sky by Night Mystery Quilt. The treasure awaits, and we are one step closer to its grand unveiling!"

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