Thursday, January 2, 2020

Seeing Stars Sew Along Step 5



Step 5

 6’’ x 21’’ flying geese row

Block as it appears in the quilt.

Cutting:
Background fabric- cut 14 squares 3 ½’’ x 3 ½’’

Geese fabric- cut 7 rectangles 3 ½’’ x 6 ½’’

Sewing the first square to the rectangle.
(Trimming line shown next to sewing line.)

Sewing the second square to the rectangle.
(Trimming line shown nest to sewing line.)


Make 7.

Make the flying geese:
Layer a background square on the end of each rectangle and mark a diagonal line.
Sew on the diagonal line. Trim away the excess, leaving a ¼’’ seam allowance.
Press the seams toward the triangles.
Repeat with the remaining squares on the opposite end of the rectangles.

(Or use your favorite method for making flying geese 6 ½’’ x 3 ½’’)

Sewing:
Make 7 flying geese, then sew them into a row.
The finished row of flying geese will measure 6 ½’’ x 21 ½’’.

Make 1 row for each panel.

Options:
Use multiple fabrics for geese. Or alternate two geese fabrics.
Checkerboard is made by cutting 7 background squares 3 ½’’ x 3 ½’’ and 7 other squares 3 ½’’ x 3 ½’’. Sew them together in pairs, press the seams away from the background fabrics. Sew the 7 pairs into a long unit, alternating background squares. Press the seams open or to the side.
Half square triangle unit is made my sewing 14 HST 3 ½’’ x 3 ½’’. Sew these into pairs, then assemble in the same way as the checkerboard option.

Can you come up with another fun option? 
String piecing? 
Checkerboard using 9 patches? 
Applique? 

Please post a photo of your blocks to the group Facebook page (link) and tag it with #seeingstarssewalong and #butterflythreadsquilting

or send a photo to me at
Butterflythreadsquilting (at) gmail.com and I will post it for you!

Go here for a printable version of Sew Along Intro Information
Go here for a printable version of Step 1 
Go here for a printable version of Step 2 
Go here for a printable version of Step 3
Go here for a printable version of Step 4
Go here for a printable version of Step 5

Enjoy every stitch!
Diane

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