Summer Solar Eclipse 2017 – Quilt Along

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Summer Solar Eclipse Quilt Along~ Center

Materials Needed:

Lights:

1– 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ center block

1– 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ – smaller flying geese background

1 7 1/2 X 7 1/2 – larger flying geese background

4 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 corner squares

Darker lights:

1– 6″ X 6″ – points of smaller flying geese

4– 2″ X 2″ – corners

1 9 X 9 – points of large flying geese

Block Center smaller outer points / flying geese units~

You can find a full video tutorial on this process here.

For a quick overview go here for 3 different methods for making the flying geese.

Use the 4 1/2″ and 6″ squares for the smaller flying geese units:

1- Lay right sides together, the smaller square on top of the larger square

2- Draw a line from corner to corner diagonally- on the wrong side

3- Sew on both sides of the line 1/4″ seam

4- Cut on the drawn line

5- Iron

6- Lay them together again- right sides facing with the darks opposite of each other

*DO NOT line up the center seam.  You will be lining up the OUTSIDE edges only

7- Draw another line from corner to corner on the wrong side- the line will go right across that seam

8- Sew on both sides of the line 1/4″ seam

9- Cut on the drawn line

10- Iron well

11- Square up your flying geese to 2″ X 3 1/2″

12- Lay the block out and sew together the rows, then the rows to make the block. Use the 2″ corner squares

Block Center outer points~

You can find a full video tutorial on this process here.

For a quick overview go here for 3 different methods for making the flying geese.

Use the 7 1/2″ and 9″ squares for these larger flying geese units~

1- Lay right sides together, the smaller square on top of the larger square

2- Draw a line from corner to corner diagonally- on the wrong side

3- Sew on both sides of the line 1/4 seam

4- Cut on the drawn line

5- Iron

6- Lay them together again- right sides facing with the darks opposite of each other

*DO NOT line up the center seam.  You will be lining up the OUTSIDE edges only

7- Draw another line from corner to corner on the wrong side- the line will go right across that seam

8- Sew on both sides of the line 1/4 seam

9- Cut on the drawn line

10- Iron well

11- Square up your flying geese to 3 1/2 X 6 1/2

12- Lay the block out and sew together the rows, then the rows to make the block. Use the 3 1/2″ corner squares

Here is the finished quilt~

Summer solar eclipse quilt along - free to sew along! Love the dark and lights of the quilt.

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