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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chock-A-Block Wednesday

Redbud 2012 Block of the Month ~ July

Album Block


This is the July Block of the Month for the
Redbud Quilt Guild.  Each month I will show
how I made my block.  I was not able to attend
this month's meeting and did not see the demo
on how to make this.  So I just made the flying
geese units the old fashioned way because that
seemed so much easier.


Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A:  Cream or gold
4 - 3 1/2" squares
4 - 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles

Fabric B:  Red
8 - 3 1/2" squares - Mark a
diagonal line on back.

Fabric C:  Blue
2 - 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles

Fabric D:  Star fabric
1 - 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangle


Make Flying Geese Units:

Place Fabric B 3 1/2" square on the left
side of a Fabric A rectangle.  Sew a thread
width below the drawn line, press seam to
the corner.  Trim back 2 layers of fabric to
1/4".  Repeat process on the right side as
shown.  Square to 3 1/2" x 6 1/2".
Make 4.


Make Center Unit:

Layout Fabric C and D rectangles as shown
and sew together. Press seams to the outside.
Square to 6 1/2".


Assemble Block:

Layout units as shown and sew together in
3 rows.  Press seams in rows 1 and 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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