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Summer Solar Eclipse 2017 – Quilt Along

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Summer Solar Eclipse Quilt Along~ Block #2

Materials Needed:

Lights:

2– 4″ X 4″ pinwheel

4– 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ corner squares

1– 7 1/2″ X 7 1/2″

Contrast lights:

2– 4″ X 4″ pinwheel

1– 9″ X 9″

Block #2 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″

6- Sew the 4 squares together to make the center pinwheel

7- Square up to 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″

Block #2 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

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″

12- Lay the block out and sew together the rows, then the rows to make the block

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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