Summer Solar Eclipse Quilt Along~ Block #1
8– 2″ X 2″
4– 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ corner squares
1– 7 1/2″ X 7 1/2″
8– 2″ X 2″
1– 9″ X 9″
Block #1 instructions~
1- Sew a light square and a dark square together- continue to sew pairs until they are gone
2- Sew the pairs into 4 patch blocks
3- Sew two 4 patch blocks together for one row- repeat for second row
4- Sew your two rows together to make a 16 patch center
5- Trim to 6 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ if needed
Block #1 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.
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
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
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