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Precious Gems Clue 7

The Last Clue!

Ruby+Diamond

  • Lay the “10” and “2” Ruby blocks side-by-side so the Topaz strips form a border along the left, top, and right of the two blocks. 
  • Slide these two blocks apart and place a Diamond block between them, with the Topaz strip at the top. Sew the Diamond block between the Ruby blocks. Repeat with the “4” and “7” Ruby blocks. Make 2 rows.

Diamond+Emerald

  • Lay out the two remaining Diamond blocks with the C1 edges touching in the center.  Slide the blocks apart and sew the Emerald block between them.

Sew the Diamond/Emerald row between the two Ruby/Diamond rows, keeping all of the C1 edges in the center.

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Precious Gems Clue 6

TIME to Build!

Topaz+Diamond

  • Sew a C3 square + B rectangle + C3 square to the top of the Diamond block along the wide-bodied Flying Goose edge. Make 4.

Topaz+Ruby

  • Lay out a Ruby block so the 5” B square is in the top LEFT corner. Sew an 18½” Topaz strip to the LEFT edge of the block.  The C2 wing and the C3 square should be next to one another. Make 2. Mark one block “10” and the other “4”.
  • Lay out a Ruby block so the 5” B square is in the top RIGHT corner. Sew an 18½” Dragon strip to the RIGHT edge of the block.  The C2 wing and the C3 square should be next to one another. Make 2. Mark one block “2” and the other “7”.

Topaz+Ruby

  • Lay out the “2” and “7” Ruby blocks so the long B rectangle is on the LEFT side. Sew a 23” Dragon strip to the top edge of each block.  The C2 wings and the C3 squares should be next to each other at the top right and the bottom left corners. Put these blocks into the RUBY pouch.
  • Lay out the “10” and “4” Ruby blocks so the long B rectangle is on the RIGHT side. Sew a 23” Topaz strip to the top edge of each block.  The C2 wings and the C3 squares should be next to each other at the top left and the bottom right corners. Put these blocks into the RUBY pouch.

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Precious Gems Clue 5

Topaz

  • Stitch and flip a 5” C2 square onto the right end of a 5 x 23” B rectangle. Sew it at this angle:
  • Put a pin in this strip and name it Dragon. Make 2.
  • Stitch and flip a 5” C2 square onto the right end of a 5 x 23” B rectangle. Sew it at this angle: (Make 2.)

Topaz

  • Stitch and flip a 5” C2 square onto the right end of a 5 x 18½” B rectangle. Sew it at this angle:
  • Put a pin in this strip and name it Dragon. Make 2.
  • Stitch and flip a 5” C2 square onto the right end of a 5 x 18½” B rectangle. Sew it at this angle: (Make 2.)

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Precious Gems Clue 4

Ruby

  • Lay out the Flying Geese + 9½” square + Flying Geese blocks so that the Flying Geese are at the top and bottom of the blocks. Sew a B + Flying Geese + C3 row to the LEFT side of the block. The tops of all Geese should be on the outer edges of the block. Make 4.

Emerald

  • The top of the Flying Geese is the part where the two C1 triangles (wings) overlap. Lay out a Flying Geese so the top is pointing away from your body. Sew a 5” C3 square to the RIGHT end of the Flying Geese, then sew a 5” C3 square to the LEFT end of the Flying Geese. Make 2.
  • Lay out the Flying Geese + 9½” square + Flying Geese block so that the Flying Geese are at the top and bottom of the blocks. Sew a C3 + Flying Geese + C3 row to the RIGHT side of the block. Complete the Emerald block by sewing the remaining C3 + Flying Geese + C3 row to the LEFT side of the block. The tops of all Geese should be on the outer edges of the block. Make 1.

Topaz

  • Lay out two 5” C3 squares side-by-side. Spread the squares apart and sew a 5 x 9½” rectangle between them. Make 4.

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Precious Gems Clue 3

Ruby

  • Lay out the Flying Geese + 9½” square + Flying Geese blocks so that the Flying Geese are at the top and bottom of the blocks. Sew a C3 + Flying Geese + C3 row to the RIGHT side of the block. The tops of all Geese should be on the outer edges of the block. Make 4.

Diamond

  • Lay out the 14 x 18½” C1 rectangles so 18½” is the left-to-right measurement. Stitch and flip a 9½” B square to the top RIGHT corner of the C1 rectangle, then stitch and flip a 9½” B square to the top LEFT corner of the C1 rectangle. Make 4.
  • Lay out the 14 x 18½” C1 rectangles with the B corners at the top. Stitch and flip a 5” C2 square to the bottom LEFT corner of the C1 rectangle, then stitch and flip a 5” C2 square to the bottom RIGHT corner of the rectangle. Make 4.

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Precious Gems Clue 2

Ruby

  • The top of the Flying Geese is the part where the two B triangles (wings) overlap. Lay out a Flying Geese so the top is pointing away from your body. Sew a 5” C3 square to the RIGHT end of the Flying Geese. Make 8.
  • Sew a 5” B square to the LEFT end of a Flying Geese + square row. Make 4.
  • Sew a 5” C3 square to the LEFT end of the remaining Flying Geese + square rows. Make 4.

Emerald

  • This was the Early Bird Clue – if you have already finished it, skip to the next step. Stitch and flip a 5” C1 square onto one end of a C3 rectangle to make ½ Flying Geese component, then stitch and flip a 5” C1 square onto the opposite end to make a complete Flying Geese. Make 4.
  • The top of the Flying Geese is the part where the two C1 triangles (wings) overlap. Lay out two Flying Geese, bottom edges together. Slide the Geese apart and sew a 9½” C1 square between them. Make 1.

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Precious Gems Clue 1

Welcome, welcome! If you have any questions at all, please text or email me. Feel free to send pictures of your completed clues or of places you need assurance that you’re doing it right!

If your pre-sewing isn’t done, you need to start there/here:

Ruby Stitch and flip a 5” B square onto one end of a C3 rectangle to make ½ Flying Geese component, then stitch and flip a second 5” B square on the opposite end of the rectangle to complete the Flying Geese. Make 16.

Then, on to Clue 1

Ruby

  • The top of the Flying Geese is the part where the two B triangles (wings) overlap. Lay out two Flying Geese, bottom edges together. Slide the Geese apart and sew a 9½” C2 square between them. Make 4.

Diamond

  • Stitch and flip a 5” C2 square onto the end of a 5 x 18½” rectangle, then stitch and flip a 5” C2 square onto the other end of the rectangle to make a Flying Goose with a really wide wingspan. Make 4.
  • The top of the C1 block is the edge where the B wings overlap. Sew the bottom of the 5 x 18½” wide-bodied Flying Goose to the top of the C1 block. Make 4.

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