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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Redbud 2012 Block of the Month ~ April

Flying in Circles


This is the April Block of the Month
for the Redbud Quilt Guild.  Each month
I will show how I made my block.

This makes a 12 1/2" unfinished block.


Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Tone on tone white or beige
2 - 4 1/4" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.
32 - 2" squares - Mark a
diagonal line on back.

Fabric B: Blue swirl print with green
1 - 6 1/2" square
2 - 4 1/2" squares

Fabric C: Dark green
8 - 3 1/2" x 2" rectangles

Fabric D: Medium gold
8 - 3 1/2" x 2" rectangles


Make Half Square Triangles:
Pair Fabric A and Fabric B 3 1/4"
squares with right sides together.
Sew 1/4" away from each side of
drawn line, cut on drawn line and
press to the darker fabric.  Square
to 3 1/2". 


Make Flying Geese Units:
Place 2" Fabric A square on left
side of 3 1/2" x 2" rectangle and
sew a thread width above drawn
line.  Press seam to the corner
and trim back 2 layers of fabric.
Repeat to other side of rectangle.
Square to 3 1/2" x 2".
Use all Fabric C and Fabric D rectangles.


Make Outer Center Units:
Layout units as shown and sew together
taking care to keep points precise.  Press
outer seams to the inside and center seam
open to reduce bulk.
Square to 3 1/2" x 6 1/2".
Make 4.


Layout units as shown and sew
 together in 3 rows.  Press seams in
rows 1 & 3 to the outside and seams
in row 2 to the inside.


Sew rows together and press final
seams open to reduce bulk.
Square to 12 1/2".










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