Summer Solar Eclipse 2017 – Quilt Along

Materials Needed:

8 half square triangle star units from the previous step – go here —->8 blocks for centers

Lights:

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

8– 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ light corners

4– 7 1/2″ X 7 1/2″ flying geese light background

4– 9″ X 9″ flying geese light points

Darks:

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

8– 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ dark corners

4– 7 1/2″ X 7 1/2″ flying geese dark background

4– 9″ X 9″ flying geese dark 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″

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 7 1/2″ and 9″ 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 3 1/2″ X 6 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 7 1/2″ and 9″ 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 3 1/2″ X 6 1/2″

3 Different Ways to make Flying Geese Units-

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)

  • Use the previous step half square triangle stars for the center of the block
  • 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 8 blocks

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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