Today’s the day for Step 3 of our current Mystery Monday project – you can download a printable version of this step here.

For this step you will need fabrics **A, B, D** and **E**.

Unit 3 Half Square Triangles

The finished size of these units is 2” and you will need to make –

**32** units using fabrics** E** and **B**

**32 **units using fabrics **A** and **B**

**16** units using fabrics **A** and **D**

**Here’s how to make the units:**

From Fabric **E** cut **16 **squares 2⅞”

From Fabric **B** cut **16** squares 2⅞”

Pair these squares RS together and stitch into half square triangle units by marking the diagonal and stitching ¼” away on both sides of the marked line. Alternatively you could mark the two stitching lines and not the cutting line.

*(We confess that this is usually our preferred option even though it requires two lines to be marked, not one – we have convinced ourselves that this is a more accurate method as you can perhaps see from the photo below, the unit on the right was done with two lines)*

Press flat to set the stitches before cutting apart and pressing the half square triangle units.

Trim “ears” from units .

You should have a total of **32 EB** units – put **16** of these into Bag **Z** and the remaining **16** into Bag **Y**.

From Fabric **A** cut **16** squares 2⅞”

From Fabric **B** cut **16** squares 2⅞”

Pair these squares RS together and proceed as above to make a total of 32 pressed and trimmed AB units. All **32 AB** units now go into Bag **Y**.

From Fabric **A** cut **8** squares 2⅞”

From Fabric **D** cut** 8** squares 2⅞”

Pair these squares RS together and proceed as before to make a total of 16 pressed and trimmed AD units. All **16 AD** units go into Bag **Z**.

**Double check everything: **

**Bag X** should now contain – **18** of Unit 1

**Bag Y** should now contain – **44** Unit 2 **BDB**; **4** Unit 2 **ABA**; **16** Unit 3 **EB**; **32** Unit 3 **AB**

**Bag Z** should now contain – **16** Unit 2 **ABD**; **16** Unit 3 **EB**; **16** Unit 3 **AD**

**……….** and that’s it for this week – Step 4 is waiting in the wings ready for next Monday!

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