Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Nuture Do.Good.Stitches July Block

It is my month again for the Nurture circle of Do.Good.Stitches charity quilt. Since 4th of July is right around the corner I took inspiration from this quilt, called Americana Rose.


 I switched around the colors some and removed the 4 patch blocks. 

For these blocks I would like you to select  Cherry red, White and Royal blue prints that are tone on tone or solids. You can choose one fabric of each color or raid your scrap bin. 

Cut the following from your fabrics. 
A - BLUE - 3.5" X 6.5" - (4)
B - BLUE - 4.5" X 4.5" (4)
C - BLUE - 3.5" X 3.5" (4)
D - BLUE - 1.5" X 2.5" (20)
E - BLUE - 1.5" X 1.5" (20)
F - RED - 1.5" X 1.5" (40)
G - RED - 2.5" X 2.5" (5)
H - WHITE - 3.5" X 3.5" (8)
I - WHITE - 6.5" X 6.5" (1)




Step 1: Using A and H sew together 4 flying geese blocks

Step 2: Take the  flying geese you created and lay them out with C and I blocks in the pattern below.

Step 3: Sew together each row of pieces pressing toward the solid squares
Step 4: Sew together each row with the seams nesting

The final big star will look like this - kapow!
 And will finish up at 12.5" x 12.5"

For your second block you are going to create many many flying geese (so sorry!!!!)

Step 1 - Take your D and F pieces and create 20 wee mini flying geese....

Step 2 - Take 4 of the mini geese you created in the last step and add together with 1-G square and 4-E squares and lay out in the orientation below.

Step 3: Sew together each row of pieces pressing toward the solid squares
Step 4: Sew together each row with the seams nesting

 Repeat 5 times and you will end up with blocks looking like the ones below

Step 5 - Lay out your red and blue stars you just created with 4-B blocks.

Step 6: Sew together each row and press toward the solid blocks
Step 7 - Sew each row together and next the seams.

The resulting block will look like the finished square below.
It will finish at 12.5" square

Please send them to me at the address below.

Dhia Peach
519 Smith Road
Fremont, Ohio 43420

freshly pieced

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous inspiration! Those blocks will make a great quilt!

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