Friday, November 1, 2013

All Wrapped Up!

We love the way this one turned out - and it's quick and easy!
Have fun.
To create the flying geese bows, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the 5 1/2 inch grey squares. (The printed instructions said red or green square - they should say grey.)   Center a 5 1/2 inch square in the middle of a 7 inch red or green square with the right sides facing each other. 


Sew 1/4 inch on each side of the line.  Cut on the line.
Press seams toward the larger triangle.
Place the two pressed halves right sides together with the outside edges aligned and the opposite fabrics touching.  Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner - perpendicular to the seams.  Sew
1/4 inch on each side of the line. 
Cut on the line.  Make a small snip in the seam allowance halfway between the two seams.  This allows you to press in opposite directions. 
I just dropped our camera and broke it or I would take another photo to illustrate this step - sorry.
 Press the block.  Square the flying gees to 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches.  We love the Quilt in a Day flying geese rulers for this.  For this project you will need the 2 x 4 inch (finished size) flying geese ruler.
The Quilt in a Day folks have done a wonderful tutorial on the whole flying geese process.  You can find it with the following link. . 
Repeat the process to create eight red flying geese and eight green flying geese.  You've got the hardest part done!
Sew a grey 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 inch grey rectangle to both ends of the flying geese.
Create the packages by sewing  2 x 10 inch red or green strip between matching 5 x 10 inch package rectangles. 
Sew a flying geese bow unit to the top of a package block.
Repeat to create a total of 16 packages, eight with green ribbon and eight with red ribbon.
Arrange the packages into 4 rows with 4 packages in each row.  Sew a 2 x 12 inch sashing between each of the blocks in the row.
I chose to use corner stones sewn into the horizontal sashing to make it a little easier to keep all of the blocks aligned properly.  Sew three of the 2 inch squares between four of the 2 x 11 inch sashing strips.  Create three strips and sew between the package rows aligning the corner stones with the vertical sashing pieces. 
Sew the 2 inch gray strips all around the quilt. 
Sew the 4 inch border strips to both sides.
Sew the 7" border strips to the top and bottom of the quilt.
Layer with the back and batting and quilt as desired.
Bind and enjoy!
We haven't decided on the fabrics for the November mystery quilt yet.  We will post them as soon as we do so check back.  Thanks.
If you are in the area, please join us for our Holiday Framing Open House on November 8th (10 - 6) and 9th (10 - 4).  All custom framing orders placed during the open house will receive a 20% discount.
Like quilts, Custom framing makes a wonderful, personalized gift.


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