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Summer Solar Eclipse 2017 – Quilt Along

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Materials Needed:

Lights:

8– 4″ X 4″ – center half square triangles

8– 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ corner half square triangles

16– 2″ X 2″ corner squares

8– 4 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ – light flying geese background

8– 6″ X 6″ – light flying geese points

Darks:

8– 4″ X 4″ – center half square triangles

8– 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ corner half square triangles

16– 2″ X 2″ corner squares

8– 4 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ – light flying geese background

8– 6″ X 6″ – light flying geese points

Small Star Blocks instructions~

1- Draw a line on the WRONG side of the light 4″ squares from corner to corner diagonally

2- Lay right sides together, the light and dark 4″ squares

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

4- Cut on the drawn line and iron

5- Trim to 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″

  • Repeat the process with the 2 1/2″ squares to make 32 half square triangles – Square up to 2″ X 2″

Dark Flying Geese instructions~

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″ dark 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″

Light Flying Geese instructions~

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″ light 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″

Block instructions~

Lay the block out in the following–  all the blocks can be completed this ways (they’ll be moved around for placement later)

  • make sure you place the half square triangles the correct direction so it looks like the square is cut in half diagonally.
  • you’ll have 16 blocks
  • square up blocks to 6 1/2″ X 6 1/2″

Set aside the other blocks not used- they will become the centers for the next set of larger blocks!

Here is the finished quilt~

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

Share your progress in the free fb group, there will be posts to share — plus you can check out how others are sewing along as well!

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  1. Sharon Hughson September 7, 2017
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