Hello and welcome to my day on the 2016 Paintbrush Studio New Block Hop. Paintbrush Studio has generously sponsored this hop featuring their new line of solids seen above, and provided the fabric for our blocks. Below is my block:
Flying Kisses Block
For the flying geese,
– 12 small squares of Coral background fabric cut to 1 7/8″ square
– 3 large squares of Bordeaux fabric for the geese themselves cut to 3 1/4″ square
8 White strips 3 3/4″ x 1 1/2″
4 White strips 4 1/2″ x 1 1/3″
1 Light blue Daydream fabric 4 1/2″ square
Midnight background fabric: (2) 5″ squares, (2) 6″ squares
Place two Coral 1 7/8″ squares on a 3 1/4″ Bordeaux square as shown.
Draw a diagonal line intersecting the two squares.
Sew a 1/4″ seam on both sides, and cut down the middle.
Place another Coral 1 7/8″ square on the piece as shown.
Draw a line, sew on both sides, cut down the middle and press.
Repeat until you have 12 flying geese.
Sew three geese together, taking care to keep the points. Press. Repeat until you have four sets of three geese.
Sew two White 3 3/4″ by 1/2″ pieces to each side of the flying geese sets. Press and trim to the height of the flying geese set. Repeat.
Sew a White 4 1/2″ x 1/2″ piece to the pointed end of the flying geese, press and trim to 4 1/2 squared. Repeat until you have four 4 1/2″ square blocks like this:
Cut the Midnight background squares at a diagonal to make right triangles.
Take the smaller triangles from the 5″ squares. These will be sewn on the end of the geese blocks.
Line up the points of the Midnight triangle with the centerline of the geese triangles. Sew to the end of the geese blocks as shown. Press
Trim off the points.
Sew the middle light blue Daydream 4 1/2″ square between two of the geese blocks. Press.
Sew two of the larger triangles from the 6″ squares to both sides of one geese block. Press and repeat with the remaining block.
Line up and pin the three pieces together. Sew, press, and trim to 12 1/2″ squared.
And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. Please leave me a comment, especially if you decide to make this block!
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Monday, March 28th
Host: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
Jess @Quilty Habit
Silvia @A Stranger View
Cristy @Love You Sew
Kelly @Quilting It Out
Renee @Quilts of a Feather
Bernie @Needle and Foot
Terri Ann @Childlike Fascination
Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe
Mary @Quilting is in my Blood
Diana @Red Delicious Life
Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs
Kim @Leland Ave Studios
Andrea @The Sewing Fools
Cassandra @The (not so) Dramatic Life
Stephanie @Quilt’n Party
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Abby @Hashtag Quilt
Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly
Carrie @The Zen Quilter
Wanda @Wanda’s Life Sampler
Host: Stephanie @Late Night Quilter
Vicki @Orchid Owl Quilts
Amy @13 Spools
Geraldine @Living Water Quilter
Robyn @Hoops & Thimbles
Sharla @Thistle Thicket Studio
Jinger @Trials of a Newbie Quilter
Jane @Jolly and Delilah
Josi @Avocado Quilts
Deanna @Stitches Quilting