Background: Cut (12) 1-1/4" x 2" rectangles
Dark: cut (4) 2" squares (red corners)
Medium: cut (4) 2" squares (my green)
2nd medium: cut (1) 2" square (center)
2nd dark: cut (4) 1-1/4" squares
Background: cut (4) 2" squares (corners)
Background: cut (1) 4-1/4" square; cut on the diagonal TWICE
Medium: cut (2) 2-3/4" squares, cut on the diagonal TWICE
Dark: cut (2) 2-3/4" squares, cut on the diagonal TWICE
These are to make the "flying geese". You need to piece the "geese". Note that I made a mistake and switched one pair of triangles around. You need to be consistent. Fortunately I caught it and fixed it before I sewed it together.
2nd dark: cut (1) 2-5/8" square (center)
2nd medium:cut (2) 2-1/2" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE
You are making a square in a square. It will measure 3-1/2" unf, 3" fin.
see my mistake in the flying geese on the left side? The dark triangles should be adjacent to the center square in a square!
BOXES AND BASKETS:
Background: Cut (6) 2" squares
Medium: cut (6) 2" squares, you are making 12 hsts, 1" fin, 1-1/2" unf.
Background: cut (4) 1-1/2 x 2-1/2" rectangles
2nd Medium: cut (1) 2-1/2" square (center)
3rd medium: cut (1) 3-1/4" square, cut on the diagonal TWICE
Dark: cut (2) 3" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE
Using 2nd medium (center) and 3rd medium, make a square in a square. It's 3-1/4" unf, 2-3/4" fin; add the dark to create another square around the square. It is 4-1/2" unf, 4" fin.
That's it for this week. I hope you are having fun doing this project. I laid my blocks out so I could see how they were looking. I have to admit that I am liking it. I'm not sure how I'm going to set them: sashing v. no sashing. I think I need more yellow and maybe blue!
One of these days I'll figure out the link thing and we can share our blocks. Thanks for following along. Even if you're behind, keep doing how ever many you can do. Even one is better than none!
Love to you all,
I love seeing them all together!! Looking wonderful!ReplyDelete
Love these blocks, but I think I need another month off!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Randy! These look great. Like you, I'm wondering if I want to sash them or just set them side-by-side. But there is still plenty of time to decide because I am still behind. :-P Sharon B email@example.comReplyDelete
So glad you're back!ReplyDelete
I'm stoked about these, Randy! Great Olympic watching projects!ReplyDelete
I am keeping mine pinned to a portable design wall and I think I have decided to sash mine when the time comes--like Lori did on her birthday quilt blocks.
Thanks for all the effort you put into this for us. I'm sure it isn't an easy thing to keep going. : )
Thanks Randy! Wonderful blocks. Also thanks for showing yours all laid out together. I have mine pinned to my design wall so I can see what colors need to be added. I'm thinking I will sash them to avoid trying to match all the seams. Connie in MichiganReplyDelete
Beautiful blocks! Can't wait to get started on them...Thank you!ReplyDelete
Fantastic set of blocks! Thanks for all your work on this project. Amy in WisconsinReplyDelete
This is a great new trio of blocks, Randy. I love seeing the group together. That's great impetus to get mine caught up (while I'm watching Olympics, as so many of us are).ReplyDelete
I think I'm going to pass on that Missouri Star block. Last week I made 3 eight-inch ones and that was as small as I want to go! Maybe I'll double up on the Handweave block.ReplyDelete
Thanks Randy!! I can't wait to get home and make mine! LOVE LOVE LOVE Boxes and Baskets especially! - Terri in Great Lakes, ILReplyDelete
You have done it again. Wow, these are great and will be a bit ofReplyDelete
a challenge. Thanks so much for sharing these with us. It was wonderful to
see your blocks, so inspiring. Off to the machine, and get these
completed so I can sit and enjoy looking at them.
I like these blocks. I could make a few for the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler in 30's I'm doing to make up for the blocks I won't make with 'y' seams.ReplyDelete
I just finished this set and I love how they turned out. I am writing again to let you know how much I appreciate your instructions. Giving the subunit sizes for those square in a square elements really helps. Squaring them up makes the rest of the block go together so nicely. Making the oversized tiny HST and then trimming them really works nicely! Again thanks so much! Amy in WisconsinReplyDelete
Randy, thank you for posting the blocks on your blog. I can't wait to get started on them. We have had several out of town guests (we live in a resort area) for the last few weeks. I love seeing and playing with our friends, I get to be a tourist in my our town. Traverse City Film Festival ended last night, last group of friends leaving on Tuesday, then back to sewing!ReplyDelete
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