Best of the 60s! Clue #14, Group 2 and Billboard Blocks

 Yes, you read correctly!  We have a lot going on in the Best of the 60s!  Clue #14, Group 2 and Billboard Blocks!  

Don't stress!  I've planned the "One Fine Day" Block, from Clue #2, to repeat on Clue #14, with different fabric.  This way, you can be confident that you know how to make the main block for Clue #14 and we can focus on some new things.  

Still download Clue #14, as it has some new instructions that pertain to Clue #14.  However, if you need detailed help with making the One Fine Day Block, please see the blog post for Clue #2 - One Fine Day. 

Then you are going to gather your Block 1 - Dock of the Bay, to create our Group #2

Clue 14 with Clue 1
Peacock Galore and A Blooming Bunch version
Group #2 ~ A Blooming Bunch


Group #2 ~ Peacock Galore

Billboard Blocks ~ A Blooming Bunch

Billboard Blocks ~ Peacock Galore


So, let's start with Group #2 tips!

First, lay out the blocks carefully.  Note, Dock of the Bay has a "top" and "bottom", so it is important to make sure you lay that out correctly. 
Groups 2A and 2 B

Make sure to see it, flip it, and precision pin it. Group 2A -  Joining position 3 to 2 

Make sure to see it, flip it, and precision pin it. Group 2B - Joining position 3 to 2

Then for 2A, position 3/2 with position 1

Repeat for 2B, position 3/2 with position 1

Tada!  A Blooming Bunch!

Tada! Peacock Galore

Okay, now for the Billboard Blocks.   Take your time with these.  You will be using remnants. 

First thing you want to do is organize your remnants by lighter and darker. 
Peacock Galore fabric split.

We have 4 Units, one is a Companion Triangle so not a big deal.  However we are creating mirror images for Unit B, so be careful and following instructions carefully.

Once constructed, be careful to label and cut the proper side.  Note: Half the C units get trimmed on one side while the other half gets the other side. 

You are going to need to triple check your orientation and that you select the proper units.  You are again, making mirror images.


Pay close attention trimming down - Right Handed

Pay close attention trimming down - Left Handed

Other diamond - Pay close attention trimming down - Right Handed

Other Diamond - Pay close attention trimming down - Left Handed

There is no top to constructed, just the bottom and you may find it helps to mark your 1/4" on your D Unit.

Lay it out, check that you are happy with both layouts.  Then stitch. 

When you finish pressing make sure you are once again happy with your pairings.

Pin and stitch.

Next comes the full block.

Treat it just like a big 2-Patch, put the pieced Half Hexagon on top. 

Trim down - Right Handed

Trim down - Right Handed

Trim down - Left Handed

Trim down - Left Handed

Tada - Do not sew together - just for the photo!  A Blooming Bunch

Peacock Galore - Oh I just love the colors!

That is it for this week... what not enough.  LOL!  I  can't wait to see your blocks. 

Keep Stitching,
Michelle 

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