free quilt along- 2017 summer solar eclipse. fun play on dark and lights, lots of contrast!
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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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5 Comments

  • Sharon Hughson

    Becky , I’m having problems with the small block #6. It’s the center sq. in a sq. that is supposed to measure 3.5″ and I come out with 3″. I’ve done it twice with the same results.
    Could you take a moment and help me out? email me please b/c I might miss your post. TIA

  • Becky

    Block 6 is kind of picky that your seams need to be very scant 1/4″. If they are large at all they will not work. If it works best to cut a larger square to start off with, you can do that as well.

  • Laura

    Becky
    I really want to make this Summer Solar Eclipse quilt, but I need to print out the pattern. Is there a way to do this with out the adds? I cannot get the print preview to show correctly, and do not want to waste pages, I am at the Library to use the printer. Please instruct how to do this?

  • Amanda

    Laura
    I don’t know if you found your answer regarding printing. The basic idea is to highlight what you want to print then in your printer’s dialog box check the option to print only the selected area. This option might be under more settings. I can’t give you the specific steps since I don’t know what your using (Mac vs PC). I always google it if I can’t figure it out. Hope this helps a bit.

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