Well…almost! I think I did a little better choosing fabrics for this block, but not great. I am running a little low on fabrics. Remember I bought a precut pack for this project, and while I like all the choices I have, I’m trying to repeat and use as many scraps as I can so my finished top doesn’t look too busy. Reusing as many fabrics as I could, I think this time you can see the four crow’s feet, unlike my cardtrick, which let’s just say, didn’t turn out so well. Careful sewing and pinning are key for this block. I don’t want to say the blocks are getting progresively more difficult, because I don’t think sewing a straight seam is neccesarily a hard skill, but I will say that the need for accuracy is getting more and more important. Questions and comments are always welcome!
Nikki, In Stitches
- Cut 4 medium squares 2 3/8” x 2 3/8”
- Cut 16 small squares 2” x 2”
- Cut 4 rectangles 3 1/2” x 2”
- Cut 5 large squares 3 1/2” x 3 1/2”
- Cut 4 medium squares 2 3/8” x 2 3/8”
- Cut 8 rectangles 3 1/2” x 2”
- Cut 12 small squares 2” x 2”
1. Draw a diagonal line on the back of each Green Tonal 2 3/8″ square from corner to corner. With right sides together, place 1 Green Tonal square on top of 1 Brown Tonal 2 3/8″ square. Stitch 1/4″ on each side of the drawn line. Cut the square into two triangles by cutting on the diagonally drawn line. Press to the Brown Tonal fabric to complete a Triangle Unit. Make 8 Triangle Units.
2. Draw a diagonal line on the back of eight Pink Tonal 2″ squares from corner to corner. With right sides together, align 1 Pink Tonal square with the left side of 1 Green Tonal rectangle. Stitch on the drawn line. Cut away excess fabric by cutting 1/4″ out from the stitching line. Press to the Green Tonal fabric.
3. With right sides together, align another Pink Tonal square with the right side of the same Green Tonal rectangle. Stitch on the drawn line. Cut away excess fabric by cutting 1/4″ out from the stitching line. Press to the Green Tonal fabric, to complete (Flying Geese) Unit 1. Make 4 (Flying Geese) Unit 1’s.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make a (Flying Geese) Unit 2 using 2 small Green Tonal squares and one 1 Brown Tonal rectangle. Make 4 (Flying Geese) Unit 2’s.
5. Sew a (Flying Geese) Unit 1 to a Brown Tonal rectangle to complete Unit A. Press to the Brown Tonal fabric. Make 4 Unit A’s.
6. Sew one small Green Tonal square and 1 Triangle Unit together to make Unit B. Press to the Green Tonal square. *Please note the placement of the fabrics in the picture provided. There are two different Unit B’s displayed. Make 4 of Unit B1 and 4 of Unit B2.
7. Sew one Unit B2, a Pink Tonal square, a (Flying Geese) Unit B, another Pink Tonal square, and one Unit B1 together, as shown in the picture provided, to complete Unit C. Press all seams to the Pink Tonal squares. (Hint: Unit C will be Rows 2 and 4 of your finished block.)
8. Sew a Paisley square, one Unit B1, a Unit A, one Unit B2, and another Paisley square together, as shown in the picture provided, to complete Unit D. Press all seams away from the Unit B’s. (Hint: Unit D will be Rows 1 and 5 of your finished block.)
9. Sew a Unit 1, a (Flying Geese) Unit B, a large Paisley square, another (Flying Geese) Unit B, and another Unit 1 together, as shown in the picture provided to complete Unit E. Press all seams away from the (Flying Geese) Unit B’s. (Hint: Unit E will be Row 3 of your finished block.)
10. Sew Rows 1 and 2 together, pressing towards Row 1. Sew Row 3 on to the bottom, pressing towards Row 3. Sew Row 4 on to the bottom, pressing to Row 3, and sew 5 on to the bottom of that, pressing to Row 5.
For other posts from Nikki, In Stitches related to the Relay Quilt, please see the following:
Let’s Start at the Very Beginning
Churn Dash – Your First Quilt Block
And For Your Second Block…A Card Trick
Third Times the Charm, or a Sawtooth Patchwork
Back to Blocks…4th: Gentleman’s Fancy?
Block Five: A Dove in the Window
Block Six: A Flower Pot…My Fave So Far
Block 8: Pinwheel and Squares…Don’t Be Afraid!
Rosebud: The 9th and FINAL Block!
I love these colors, I was so behind posting your tutorials on my site..everyone loves them!! Thank you for being so awesome!
waouhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ça fait beau
(Oh, this is beautiful!)