Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Block #18

I chose the block for this week just because I liked it.

It is Mosaic #19 from EQ7 (9" block). It reminds me of some of the Farmer's Wife Quilt blocks.

For this one you will need -

Light Background -

2 - 3+1/8" squares for the half square triangles (HST) in the corners of the block

Dark Background -

1 - 5+3/4" square for the fast flying geese (FFG) (this measurement is slightly different from EQ7)
2 - 3+1/8" squares, cut in half on the diagonal, these will go around the center square

Print A (mine is the green and gold/red print)-

4 - 3+1/8" squares for the FFG

Print B (mine is dark red)

2 - 3+1/8" squares for the half square triangles (HST) in the corners of the block

Print C (mine is the red print) -

1 - 3+11/16 square for the center

Sew the center unit by surrounding the center print C square with the dark background triangles.

Trim this unit to 5" square.

Make the half square triangles with the light background squares and the print B squares. (HST - draw a diagonal line, layer the two fabric squares, stitch ¼" on either side of the line, cut on the line....). Press the seams to the background fabric (ignore the picture - I had to go back and re-press the seam allowances - it will make sense when all the units are sewn). Trim the four HST to 2+3/4" squares.

With the large dark background square and the four print A squares make four fast flying geese.

Here are some online FFG instructions.

Trim the four FFG to 2+3/4" x 5" rectangles.

All the units are ready to be sewn together in the regular nine-patch method.

The seams are a bit bulky where the points of the FFG and the center unit meet - I used lots of steam. Trim the block to 9½".

I made the second one the same way.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

6 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Love the block.... great tutorial! Thanks...

Cathy said...

I love the new block. Can't wait to make it. Hugs

Linda said...

Very pretty. You always give the best tutorials and illustrations. Very detailed!!

LaDonna and Diana said...

I love this no-waste method for flying geese!

LaDonna

Mary L. said...

This is one block I've always found it helpful to press seams open. It helps,especially where the flying geese units meet the center square in a square.

Scrappy quilter said...

Thanks Mary L. that's exactly what I did and it worked perfectly. I finished 2 of these. One more left to go, #20. Hugs