I chose this block from EQ7 because I liked the name - it is called "Corn and Beans"! It is 9" finished.
You will need -
3 - 3+7/8" squares cut in half on the diagonal (for the corners and center)
10 - 2+3/8" squares, 4 cut in half on the diagonal, 4 for the fast flying geese (FFG)and 2 for the half square triangles (HST)
Print A (mine is red) -
1 - 3+7/8" square cut in half on the diagonal (for the center)
4 - 2+3/8" squares, 4 cut in half on the diagonal
Print B (mine is green) -
1 - 4¼" square (for the fast flying geese)
2 - 2+3/8" squares (for the half square triangles)
With the 4¼" print B square and the four 2+3/8" background squares make the four fast flying geese (FFG - described in older QA blocks or here).
They should be trimmed to 2" x 3½".
With the two 2+3/8" print B squares and two 2+3/8" background squares make the four half square triangles (HST - described in older QA blocks). Trim the four HST's to 2".
Make the center using four triangles (cut from the 3+7/8" squares - two print A and two background). I trimmed the corners before sewing the triangles together.
I pressed the center in the windmill technique.
Sew two print A triangles (made from the 4 - 2+3/8" squares) to the 4 FFG, paying attention to how they are sewn - see above picture. Press the seams to the triangles
Sew two background triangles (made from the four 2+3/8" squares cut in half on the diagonal) to the four HST. See above picture. Press the seams to the triangles.
Sew the units with the HST to the center.
I sew opposite sides and then press, before sewing other two side.
Sew on the units with the FFG next.
Lastly add the corner triangles (made from the 3+7/8" squares background fabric).
Trim the block to 9½".
For the second one I chose to replace one of the 3+7/8" background squares (cut in half on the diagonal) with a print C square.
I often search the Quilt Index for ideas for this Quilt Along and I found a nice quilt made with this block. This one replaces the FFG with HST's, and the corners triangles are alternating colours.
All kinds of possibilities to change the look of the block - have fun! This block is slightly different from than the others, but we had a simple block last week.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!♥