Tuesday, January 27, 2015

January 2015 Mystery Quilt

Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the back of all of the 4 inch squares.  Line two of these squares on a 7 ½ inch square as illustrated.

 Sew a scant ¼ inch on each side of the line.   Cut on the line and press the triangles back.

Place a 4 inch square on the corner of each of the resulting halves as illustrated. 

 Sew ¼ inch on both sides of the line.  Cut on the line and press the triangle back. 

Square the resulting flying geese to measure 3 ½ x 6 ½ inches.  

Repeat the process, using all of the 7 ½ and 4 inch squares.  Create a total of 96) flying geese units.

Sew the flying geese units into 48) sets of two.  (You can choose how you want to distribute the different prints.  We used two different prints in each block to create a pinwheel effect.)  Create the blocks by sewing 4 of the flying geese sets together changing the direction of each set .

To assemble the quilt sew a 2 ½ inch sashing strip between two blocks to create a row.  Repeat four times to create 4 rows.  Sew 2 ½ inch square cornerstones between 3) 2 ½ x 12 ½ inch strips.  Create 3 of these rows and sew between the 4 flying geese rows.  Sew the 2 ½ inch sashing strips to the top and bottom of the quilt and then to the sides.  Sew the 5 ½ inch final border to all sides.

Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!

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