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 #6
2– 2″ X 2″ – center
2– 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ corner to the center
1– 6″ X 6″ – points of flying geese blocks
1– 4 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ – background of flying geese
4– 2″ X 2″ -corners
Block #6 instructions~
1- Cut the 2 1/2″ squares diagonally, you’ll now have 4 triangles
2- Sew one triangle to each side of the center 2″ square
3- Square up your center block to 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″
Block #6 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
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~
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