Sunday, August 10, 2014

SEASONAL SAMPLER MYSTER 2014 - MONTH 8

I think I'm melting.  It's heated up for sure in Texas and Missouri; whichever place I happen to be.  Mind you, I'm not complaining though.  I'll take the heat over bitter cold any day!  I don't like COLD!  So, to stay comfy, stay inside in the comfy air conditioning in your sewing room and sew!  Yes, that's what I'm doing.  Remember I'm also giving you the flying geese instructions as well as the block for this month.

This month's block is a Summer Star but not Y seams.



Cutting:

Fabric #1 - Raspberry - Cut 4 - 3 1/2" squares
Fabric #2 - Mint Green - Cut 4 - 3 1/2" squares
Fabric #3 - Print - Cut 12 - 3 1/2" squares
                                   Cut 4 - 3" squares
Fabric #4 - Pink - Cut 8 - 3 1/2" squares
Fabric #5 - Background - Cut 4 - 5 1/2" squares
                                      Cut 4 - 3" x 5 1/2" rectangles
                                      Cut 8 - 3 1/2" squares

Assembly:  
(Note, I usually press my seams open on my half square triangles, it's being kind to the Quilting Queen.)

1.  Match up the following 3 1/2" squares in pairs

2 - Mint Green/Raspberry
2 - Mint Green/Print
2 - Raspberry/Print
4 - Background/Print
4 - Background/Pink
4 - Print/Pink

2.  Draw a diagonal line on the back of one of the pairs, Sew 1/4" on each side of diagonal line, cut apart, Press seam open, Trim to 3".  Repeat for all the pairs as listed above.







3.  Using 4 mint green/raspberry half square triangles, 4 print/raspberry half square triangles, and 4 print 3" squares, assemble the center as pictured below.
4.  Sew a pink/background half square triangle and a pink/print half square triangle together as shown.  Watch the placement of diagonal to insure you have 4 rectangles with the pink pointing left and four rectangles with the pink pointing right.


5.  Sew a background/print half square triangle to a background/print half square triangle to make a flying geese unit.  Sew a background rectangle to the top of the geese unit as pictured.  Repeat for a total of 4 units.

 6.  Sew the units made in step 4 to each side of the units made above as pictured.  Repeat for a total of 4 units.


7.  Sew a 5" background square to the left and right side of a section made in step 6.  Repeat for a total of 2.  (Sorry I got ahead of myself and forgot to take pictures of this step.)

8.  Sew a section made in step 6 to each side of the star in step 3. (Again I got ahead of myself and forgot to take pictures).  

9.  Sew the section assembled in step 7 to the top and bottom of the section assembled in step 8.  Ta Da!  You have a Summer Star, no Y seams.


And here is the second color way.  


FLYING GEESE UNITS

These are for the border of the quilt.  For the next 5 months you can make as many or as few as you want, but you will need a total of 88 flying geese units.  They will be scrappy.  The backgrounds will be a lighter color, usually white, off white, or tan and the goose will be the darker color.  I use the Eleanor Burns method for making flying geese.  You will need her ruler to do this.  If you prefer to use your favorite method that is different from this method, the geese units will be 3" x 6" finished (3 1/2" x 6 1/2" unfinished).  

Cutting (each pair of squares below will make 4 geese units at a time.)

Background - 1 - 9" square or 25 assorted 9" squares for all of them
Color Fabric - 1 - 7 1/2" square or 25 assorted squares for all of them

Here is my first round of flying geese.  These are for one of the quilts


And these are for the other quilt






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