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Summer Solar Eclipse 2017 – Quilt Along

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For these next blocks we will be working on the smaller 6″ blocks.

They will be sewn together similar to the larger blocks…just a smaller size.

Summer Solar Eclipse Quilt Along~ Block #5

Materials Needed:

Lights:

2– 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″

1– 4 1/2″ X 4 1/2″

Darker lights:

2– 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″

1– 6″ X 6″ – points of flying geese blocks

4– 2″ X 2″ -corners

Block #5 instructions~

1- Lay right sides together, the 2 1/2″  squares on top of each other

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- Trim your half square triangles to 2″ X 2″

7- Lay the half square triangles in a pinwheel design and sew together

7- Square up your pinwheel block to 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″

Block #5 outer points / flying geese units~

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 2″ X 3 1/2″

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

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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  1. Sharon Hughson September 7, 2017
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  3. Laura September 14, 2017
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  5. Marie Istre September 26, 2017

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