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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Third Wednesday of September...SOW-A-LONG day

Hi ladies,
Well, it's the third Wednesday of September already. I can't believe it.  I'm getting ready to head back to Wisconsin for my retreat with my dear friends and I'm very excited. But, until then, I have a couple of blocks to keep you busy. Only TWO right now because I ran out of time, having been spending so much time with the baby.  I promise to make up the missing block some time in the next week.

GENTLEMAN'S FANCY

Medium (center)  cut (1) 2-1/2" square
Background:       cut (2) 2-1/2" square, cut on the diagonal ONCE
You are sewing a square in a square, 3-1/2" unf.

Flying geese:
Background:      cut (8) 2" squares
Medium:           cut (4) 2 x 3-1/2" rectangles
Sew on the diagonal of the backgrounds to make 4 flying geese, 2x3-1/2" unf.

Corners:
Medium:         cut (2) 3-1/2" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE
                    cut (1) 3-1/4" square, cut on the diagonal TWICE




THIS AND THAT:
You are making FOUR square in a square blocks, two pairs of opposites

One pair:
Background:    cut (2) 2" square  (center)
dark:             cut (4) 2" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE.
Your square in a square should measure 2-3/4" unf.
Add:
Background:   cut (4) 2-1/2" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE
Sew a square in a square, measuring 3-1/2" unf, 3" fin.

Second pair:
Dark:           cut (2) 2" square (center)
background:  cut (4) 2" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE
Your square in a square should measure 2-3/4" unf.
Add:
Dark:          cut (4) 2-1/2" squares, cut on the diagonal ONCE
Sew a square in a square, measuring 3-1/2" unf, 3" fin.
Sew together.



You could choose to make all 4 different, obviously. That's optional.

Bonnie did this up as a paper pieced version, which I would've loved to have had available.  But check it out here.

That's it for right now. I promise to post another block within the week. We are supposed to have an overnight guest this weekend (YEAH!!! Ryan is coming!!) so I'll have to get it done in between his visit.

Hope you are all having a great week.
Love to you all,
Randy

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. Very nice blocks.

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  2. I was just cutting out my blocks and noticed the second cut on gentlemans fancy has the measurement of 2-1/1, am I to assume that it should be 2-1/2, for the background fabric.

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  3. Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on NEOMED

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  4. I have always loved the gentleman's fancy block! I'm wondering just what/who his fancy was!

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  5. As I first glanced at the first photo of the new block, I thought how cool it was that each piece was outlined with a light fabric! lol....but was trying to figure out why it looked kind of "unfinished"....lol. Too funny. I do like the new block and think it would make an interesting quilt with just that block repeated. Glad you are enjoying the new baby (and big brother is not forgotten)!

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