O’ Say Can You Sew – Clue #7

Wow, can you believe it? We’ve made it all the way through to the final clue release for my O’ Say Can You Sew Mystery Quilt-Along! It feels like just yesterday that we started this little patriotic quilting journey of ours way back in April. If you recall, I came up with the idea for this QAL because I had so many reds, whites, and blue scraps left over from previous projects. I thought it would be a fun and creative way to get an awesome patriotic quilt out of simply recycling my salvage. And because I love to torture you, I also thought it would be entertaining to make this a mystery project – meaning participants did not know exactly what they were making until, well… today! I know many of you are eagerly waiting for the final clue and that you are more than ready to get your hands on it, so let’s get going!

I want to say thanks to everyone who kept up with this QAL all the way through! I understand that a mystery quilt isn’t necessarily everyone’s favorite, so kudos for sticking it out til the end. Clue # 7 consists of the sashings and cornerstones for the quilt, which create little star shapes between the blocks. To complete Clue # 7 you will need 142 1 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ light sashing strips, and from the dark colors you will need 80 1 1/2″ squares for the star centers (40 blue and 40 red). You will also need 640 1″ squares for the sashing points. Whether you choose to go the controlled route or decide to get scrap crazy, using the sew and flip method makes this clue a cinch to assemble! Overall it might seem like a lot of work but trust me – it’s not hard, you just have to do it. In the end you’re going to end up with a gorgeous quilt to show for it! To get your pattern and full instructions for Clue # 7 click the button below!

More of a visual learner? Don’t forget you can always tune in to my online video tutorial where I walk you through step-by-step how to cut and complete Clue # 7. Watch by simply clicking the link below! And by the way, even though we’re near the end I know some of you might be just about running out of scrap fabric in your stash, so we put together some fat quarter bundles that will be just the right amount to get you through to the end. We have blues bundles of 12 fat quarters for $30.00 per bundle (that’s two FREE! – get those by clicking HERE!), and cream bundles of 12 fat quarters for $35.00, which you can grab by clicking the button below! We are currently no longer offering reds in these special OSCYS bundles due to low stock, but that shouldn’t be a problem if you’re all caught up.

Clue # 7 is available as a FREE download now through Monday November 7th, 2022. After that, it will be available to purchase on our website for $5.00. If you’re just joining me on this Quilt-Along there is still plenty of time to catch up! Links to all released clues are listed in the O’ Say Can You Sew Clue Archive, which can be found in the main menu at the top of this page, and purchased for $5.00 per download.

Alright everyone. It’s another short and sweet post today. I’m about half way through my cruise and finally starting to feel settled in. I have a feeling I’ll be feeling pretty well at home just in time for them to tell me I have to get off the boat LOL! I hope you all are finding ways to keep yourself busy while I’m away – like wrapping up your finishing touches on your Red & White Challenge quilt entry perhaps? Oh! That actually reminds me to remind everyone that is planning to send in entries for the Red & White Quilt Challenge to please remember to include all required paperwork with your quilt! We’re starting to get some quilts arriving for the contest and a couple of them came with zero info! If we don’t have your information, we can’t enter you into the challenge! Also – please be sure to read through all requirements thoroughly so you don’t miss any of the details. We want every entry to make it into the show! Talk to you all soon! ~Lisa

11 responses to “O’ Say Can You Sew – Clue #7”

  1. Pat Widmaier Avatar

    Hey there! I’m on a roll! One sashing complete. I’m going with plain cream sashing with plain navy blue stars. Can’t wait to get it complete. Maybe I’ll get it done by my retreat end of October! Or just maybe it’ll be one of my projects to work on while enjoying my time at the Gatherings! Thanks and take care!

    Pat W

  2. Pat Widmaier Avatar

    P.S. love the new picture. Always anything Fall related is my favorite!

    Pat W

  3. Sherilyn Wethington Avatar
    Sherilyn Wethington

    Working on finishing my binding on my Red and White quilt! Can’t imagine how beautiful it will be in the retreat center with all of them hanging! ❤️❤️❤️

  4. Patty Jones Avatar

    I have fallen behind and am almost ready to jump back in at clue #4, but I didn’t fall behind because I wanted to…….just life getting in the way! I absolutely love the blocks I have finished and all you have released; so excited about the super cute sashing to finish it up. I think this quilt will be an all-time favorite for now and always! Thank you Lisa for the awesome patterns and sewalong fun.

  5. grammyhammy Avatar

    Wow!!! That O Say Can You Sew finished quilt is GORGEOUS. What a masterpiece. Thank you, Lisa Bongean.

  6. Jeanne Vaughan Avatar
    Jeanne Vaughan

    Many thanks for the O Say Can You Sew QAL. The finished quilt is gorgeous!

  7. Cindy Jopling Avatar
    Cindy Jopling

    Thank you so much for OSCYSew!! You brought energy, enthusiasm, fabulous instructions and tutorials into the adventure!! I’m a bit behind but excited to continue. I truly have put R& W challenge at the top of my list each day in the studio. One way or another you have kept me sewing all year.

  8. Cheryl Campbell Avatar
    Cheryl Campbell

    Thank you Lisa for all your hard work on this mystery sew along. You are truly amazing and she’s going to be a beauty💜

  9. Virginia Michael Avatar
    Virginia Michael

    The finale is just wonderful! Thank you for this pattern, adjusting the size to be my next QOV

  10. carinmik84 Avatar

    Wow, how time flies – I am behind but will finish this beauty!!! Thanks Lisa for all you do for us.

  11. br0wnidegyrl Avatar

    I love how it gives the look of being on point. What a beautiful pattern! Thank you!!

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