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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Summer Solar Eclipse Quilt Along~ Borders

Materials Needed:

Stop border- DARK:

2– 49″ X 1 1/2″

2– 52″ X 1 1/2″

Scrappy Border- MIX of lights and darker lights:

2– 52″ X 3 1/2″

2– 58″ X 3 1/2″

Quilt Assembly:

1-  Sew 2 smaller half square star quilt blocks together to form a flying geese block.  You’ll have 4 flying geese units

2-  Sew 2 smaller star blocks to both sides of the flying geese units (only to 2 units)

3– Lay the rows out and sew your center of the quilt together

4-  Repeat the process with the larger half square triangle star blocks

5-  Sew these rows to the center quilt

Borders Instructions:

1- Sew the stop border to the four sides of the quilt center

2- Sew your leftover pieces together in a long string.  Trim these to 3 1/2″

3- Cut the 4 lengths of scrappy borders using these long string units

4- Sew the scrappy borders to the dark stop border

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

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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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