Summer Solar Eclipse 2017 – Quilt Along

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

Materials Needed:


2– 2″ X 2″ – center

2– 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ corner to the center

Darker lights:

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

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!