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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Dixie Diary ~ July

Living Off Cornbread

We are quilting along with Barbara Brackman's
Block of the Month, Dixie Diary.
This is how I made my block.
It may differ from the original.
Fabric Requirements:
Fabric A: Blue & Cream Print
4 - 3 1/2'' squares
Fabric B: Red
8 - 3 1/2'' squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.
Fabric C: White Print
4 - 3 1/2'' x 6 1/2'' rectangles
Fabric D: Dark Blue Paisley
1 - 6 1/2'' square
Make Flying Geese Units:
Place a Fabric B 3 1/2'' square on the
left side of a Fabric C rectangle as shown.
Sew a thread width above the drawn line.
Flip the square from the bottom corner to
the top corner and press. 
Note: Some people will teach you to trim
the seam first, please don't.  If you press
and then trim the back 2 layers of fabric
to 1/4'' you will have a much more precise
Flying Geese unit. 
So, trim the back 2 layers to 1/4''.
Repeat the above process to the right
side.  Square to 3 1/2'' x 4 1/2''.
Make 4 of this unit.
Lay out 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''.
I have added the border and applique
star to my block as described in the
instructions in January.

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