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Pick the right pattern and a fabric you love, and with a little time and effort, you’ll be creating a wearable item and there will be no looking back!
Make this beautiful dress for her to wear to the Easter Egg hunt. Just think of the photo opportunities to go along with it!
Keeping up with my new years resolution for 2012 of one new quilt block every month, I have this months quilt block ready to share with you. The concept for this year is that by making one quilt block every month, I will have a total of 12 blocks by the end of the year, ready to be sewn together into a new quilt…
For this month’s block, my third block in the series, I chose to use a flying geese pattern. This is usually done in a symmetrical manner, and I use 4 flying geese along with some squares to form this block.
To begin, I cut one large 4 inch (plus your seam allowances) square block for my center using a rotary cutter. You will also need four 4 by 2 inch (plus your seam allowances) rectangles and twelve 2 by 2 inch (plus your seam allowances) squares. Each of these can be from different fabrics.
Place one 2 inch square onto the rectangle, right sides facing each other, and sew on the diagonal as seen below.
Trim the overhang using a scissor and fold the fabric out to form a triangle. Place second 2 inch square onto opposite end and repeat.
You now have one flying geese block sewn. Traditionally, a flying geese is made using just two kind of fabrics; one for the rectangle and one for the squares. That is the two 2 inch squares would usually be of the same fabric. But I used scraps for all of rectangles and squares, thus creating a more colorful flying geese block. Now you need to create three more such blocks.
To make my 8.5 by 8.5 inch square block, I arranged my center 4 inch square block, and then the four flying geese around them along with four 2 inch squares.
Join the rows, and then the columns making sure to match the intersections. Press the seams open and iron the block. You now have another months block complete.