Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It's the Third Wednesday in May...

I can't believe May is half-way gone already. Anyway, today is the third Wednesday in May and it's SOW-A-LONG day! YEAH!!!  Is everyone ready and all caught up? Or caught up enough?


Background:   cut (4) 2-1/2" squares, making 4 flying geese
Dark:            cut (1) 4-1/4" square
The geese are 2" x 3-1/2" unf; 1-1/2" x 3" fin.

Background:   cut (2) 2-1/2" squares, making 4 hsts, 1-1/2" fin.
Dark:            cut (2) 2-1/2" squares

Background:   cut (2) 2-1/2" squares, making 4 hsts, 1-1/2" fin.
Medium:        cut (2) 2-1/2" squares


Medium:   cut (4) 2-1/2" squares, making 4 flying geese
Dark:       cut (1) 4-1/4" square
Making 4 flying geese, 2" x 3-1/2" unf; 1-1/2" x 3" fin.

Background:   cut (4) 2" squares
Medium2:      cut (4) 2" squares


Background:   cut (2) 3-1/2" squares, cut on the diagonal TWICE
Dark:            cut (2) 3-1/2" squares, cut on the diagonal TWICE
You are making 4 quarter square triangles. These instructions have you cutting everything and then resewing. No shortcuts included. They are 2-1/2" unf. When you sew all 4 together the unit is 4-1/2" unf. Feel free to use any of your favorite methods.

Background:   cut (1) 4-1/2" square, cut on the diagonal TWICE
Dark:            cut (1) 4-1/2" square, cut on the diagonal TWICE.
These are the outside triangles. They are cut oversized to allow for fudge.  Please sew 1 dark/background together on the short edge.

All blocks come from Teach Yourself Blocks from the Past.

That's it for this week. Let me know if you have any questions or need help. These are really pretty blocks and I hope you enjoy making them!

Love to you all,


  1. looks like my easy angle rule is going to get another work out. Thanks Randy, I am loving this whole process and especially the outcomes.

  2. Wonderful blocks. I am chuckling to myself as I look at the bits of thread on your design board. It's normally all over my clothes if I even walk through the sewing room. Last night I cam up from the sewing room and my husband said 'what's that on your tee shirt?' and I said 'Quilter's jewelry'.

  3. Thank you so very much. I am really having a lot of fun with this Sow-a-long. Your efforts are very appreciated. PS- Sorry about the "anonymous" thingy but I don't have a blog account, just follow about 3 or 4 and I am "computer challenged" so this is the only way I know how to say "THANKS!" in a big way.

  4. This is my first sew-a-long of any kind online. Thank you so much. I am really enjoying it! I started late, and now I'm all caught up.

  5. Pretty blocks, I like these. I was glad that you were off having a life and didn't post any bonus blocks last week, though. I've had company and couldn't get in much sewing. Off for 10 days in northern Michigan next week, though, just me and my little machine, so bring 'em on!

  6. I plan to start next week! This looks like lots of fun. I have been keeping an eye on this project for a few months and found the book at your favorite WI quilt shop! As I was checking out, I mentioned your blog to the clerk at the register and she told me about your friendship with Pat. You have a great blog! Amy in Wisconsin

  7. Just got back from Moscow, Idaho last night. This morning I had two soccer games for the grands. So now I am looking at the calender realizing I missed a "Sow-Along" post while I was gone. Yikes--I haven't made the last blocks yet. I definitely have some catching up to do!! These look really good, Randy!

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