Monday, February 4, 2013

Four Block a Week Quilt Along

No, I am not early, I am late!  This was supposed to be posted last Tuesday and I only got one block posted, remember?
So, here is last week's second block.

Simple Star- I love this easy block!
To make 2 blocks, cut the following
2 squares of gold at 6 & 1/2 inches square
4 squares of gold at 3 & 7/8 inches
8 rectangles of gold at 3 &1/2 X 6 & 1/2 inches
1 strip of gold 2 & 1/2 inches wide X width of fabric- add to the Ziploc bag for later. 
From the blue you need 4 squares at 3 & 7/8 inches and 16 squares at 3 & 1/2 inches

Draw a diagonal line on the back of the 16 blue 3 & 1/2 inch squares and on the back of the 4
gold 3 & 7/8 inch squares
Flying geese units:
Match a blue 3 & 1/2 inch square with the corner of a gold rectangle and sew from the center, along the diagonal line, to the outer edge-Sew ON THE LINE!
trim the seam, press the blue fabric back and then sew on the next corner in the same fashion.

To make the corner squares, match a gold to a blue using the 3 & 7/8 inch squares.  Sew on both sides of the diagonal line using the diagonal line as the guide for the edge of your presser foot. 
Lay out the units so that you can see how they will be going together.  First you will sew two flying geese units to opposite sides of the large square.
Make sure you sew right through the point where the seams cross.
Then you will sew the corner units to the ends of the other two flying geese, nesting the diagonal seams so that the seams will make perfect points.
 Then you will join the three rows together.

Now, I will really, really work hard to get the blocks for this week posted on time!  So sorry!
Happy Stitching!

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