Well, in typical fashion, I'm a day late (and a dollar short?? never quite understood that expression, actually!).
But better late than never! Right??!!!
Here are the instructions for our Goose in the Pond, sew along, Part I. This is what the quilt looks like, by the way, in case you forgot or need additional motivation! I am giving instructions for a 15" block.
I recently saw a version of this with the colors reversed--with the dark as the background. That works as well. Remember, you can do one block (could function as a doll quilt for an upcoming swap!! hint hint!!) or 4 (wallhanging) or a quilt. So no need to feel like this is a big commitment, for those who are commitment-phobic! VBG
I'm starting with the half square triangles, of which there are 12 per block. Since our block is 15" finished, each unit will measure 3" finished.
I like to have my half square triangles larger so I can cut them down rather than worry about them being too small. Easiest way is to use a 4" square, with a diagonal line across, sewing on both sides of the diagonal line. If you have another favorite way to make your half square triangles, go for it. They just need to finish at 3".
You sew on both sides of the line and then cut apart on the solid line. You will have 12 half square triangles.
Press to the dark and then square up to 3-1/2".
Now you need to set them aside in a place you'll remember and be able to find when we are ready to put them together. Next step will be the 9-patches. We'll do that in two weeks, March 15th!
In case you are wanting to know how much fabric you'll need for each block, I played around with the math and have estimated that you'll need a piece that's atleast 8" x 31"--from that you will be able to cut all the pieces and strips you'll need for one block. For instance, if you use my method for the half square triangles, you can do a grid that's 8" x 12" for 2 squares x 3 squares.
Now for the GIVEAWAY!
I subscribed to the Temecula pin cushion project last year and this was one which is kind of unusual. I'm offering the instructions, along with the picture.
Leave a comment with your email address, please, and I'll draw a winner on Sunday! It's just a photograph with the instructions. It is not a pin cushion!!
Look who came to sew??!!! Lori! (humblequilts!). You probably can't tell that there's snow in the background. We are enjoying a couple of days of a private retreat here! Sewing up a storm! Catching up! Walking (it's finally warmer!). Just having a great time together! Life is good!
Have a great day!