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

O’ Say Can You Sew – Clue #6

Hey everyone! I just wanted to pop on quickly and say happy Labor Day to all of you! I hope your weekend has been full of family, laughter, and fun – and of course, good food! I know for many of you the highlight of the weekend is the release of Clue # 6 of my O’ Say Can You Sew Mystery Quilt-Along, so here we go! By this point, I’m sure I don’t need to remind you of your adoration for half-square triangles – I mean, what’s not to love? LOL! I know how much you’d appreciate cutting another thousand or two, but sadly you’ll have to make do with a much more simple task this month when it comes to this clue.

If you tuned into my LIVE show on STITCH with Lisa Bongean last Thursday you were lucky enough to get a quick sneak peek of Clue # 6  I showed you that all you need to do is simply cut 128 -3 1/2″ squares, which will then become part of 32 total 9″ blocks. Easy right!? Ready to make it happen? Click the button below to download your FREE printable PDF of Clue # 6 !

Considering how fast and easy Clue # 6 turned out to be, it’s almost like having an extra month to work on Clue #5 if you happen to be still tackling all those half-square triangles. You’re welcome! Along with the sneak peek, I also showed you my progress on Clue # 6  and gave you an idea of what my finished blocks are looking like. If you missed the show don’t worry, you can always watch the replay by clicking HERE!

Starting to run out of scraps? No problem! Jess put together some fat quarter bundles that will be perfect to supplement your stash. 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. Starlight Gatherings is also blues and creams and would be perfect for upcoming clue #7. Hint-hint – It will be lots of creams again….with a little blue.

Remember, Clue # 6 is available as a FREE download now through Monday October 3rd, 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. New clues are posted on the first Monday of every month. Once the current month’s clue is posted, the prior clue is no longer free but can be purchased for a small fee of $5.00. For more visual learners I will also be posting a video tutorial of each clue on my STITCH with Lisa Bongean YouTube channel every month, so be sure to check that out as well! You can watch the Clue #6 tutorial by hitting the STITCH button below!

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend – especially now that you have Clue # 6  to stitch on! “Long” weekends go way too fast, don’t they? We’ll be back in the studio bright and early tomorrow for Shop Talk with Shelley at 9:30 a.m. CST. Shelley is back after welcoming her newest grand baby last week, so we’re excited to hear all about that. She’ll also be talking about any announcements we might have, the upcoming Great WI Quilt Show, and more – join us! Until then, have a great day and happy stitching everyone! ~Lisa