DI­REC­TIONAL

Turn Fly­ing Geese blocks on their head in a two-tone tri­an­gle quilt de­sign that's full of move­ment

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - CONTENTS - By Alyce Blyth

Alyce Blyth turns su­per­size Fly­ing Geese blocks on their head in a two-tone tri­an­gle quilt de­sign that’s full of move­ment

NOTES

■ Seam al­lowances are ¼in, un­less other­wise noted.

■ Press seams open, un­less other­wise in­structed.

■ FG = Fly­ing Geese.

■ RST = right sides to­gether.

■ WOF = width of fab­ric.

■ WST = wrong sides to­gether.

FAB­RICS USED

■ Print fab­ric is Sur­vey in Ochre from the Bound col­lec­tion by April Rhodes for Art Gallery Fab­rics.

■ Back­ground fab­ric is Shale from the Kona Cot­ton Solids col­lec­tion by Robert Kauf­man.

■ Back­ing fab­ric is Free Fall in Cream­si­cle by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fab­rics.

CUT­TING OUT

1

From the print fab­ric cut fif­teen (15)

4½in x WOF strips. Sub­cut into sixty (60)

4½in x 8½in rec­tan­gles.

2

From the back­ground fab­ric cut:

■ Fif­teen (15) 4½in x WOF strips. Sub­cut into three (3) 4½in x 16½in rec­tan­gles and one hun­dred and twenty (120) 4½in squares.

■ Three (3) 16½in x WOF strips. Sub­cut into twenty-seven (27) 16½in x 4½in rec­tan­gles.

■ Four (4) 8½in x WOF strips. Sub­cut into four (4) 8½in x 40½in strips.

3

From the bind­ing fab­ric, cut eight (8)

2½in x WOF strips.

PIEC­ING THE FG UNITS

4

Take two 4½in back­ground fab­ric squares. On the wrong side of each one, mark a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner.

5

RST, place a 4½in back­ground square on one cor­ner of a 4½in x 8½in print rec­tan­gle, with the marked line run­ning to­wards the cen­tre of the top of the print fab­ric rec­tan­gle. Stitch along the marked line, then trim ¼in be­yond the stitched line.

WE LOVE THIS OR­ANGE AND GREY COLOUR COMBO, BUT YOU CAN USE YOUR FAVE SHADE DUO!

Flip the cor­ner open and press. Re­peat on the op­po­site cor­ner of the print fab­ric rec­tan­gle to com­plete one FG unit (Fig 1).

6

Re­peat steps 4–5 to make a to­tal of sixty (60) FG units.

PIEC­ING THE BLOCKS

7

Take two FG units. Join them as shown, with the points to­gether, to make one FG pair (Fig 2).

8

Join an FG unit to each side of the FG pair, with the points go­ing to­ward the cen­tre (Fig 3).

9

Join a 4 in x 16 in back­ground fab­ric rec­tan­gle to the top and bot­tom of the FG units, to com­plete one block (Fig 4). Re­peat to make a to­tal of fif­teen blocks.

AS­SEM­BLING THE QUILT TOP

10

Take the blocks and ar­range them into five rows of three blocks each, ro­tat­ing al­ter­nate blocks as shown (Lay­out di­a­gram).

11

Join the blocks into rows, press­ing seams to­ward the back­ground strips, then join the rows to com­plete the quilt cen­tre.

12

Join the 8 in x 40 in back­ground strips into pairs, end-to-end, then join one pair to each side of the quilt cen­tre to com­plete the quilt top.

QUILTING AND FIN­ISH­ING

13

Cut the back­ing fab­ric in half across the width. Re­move the selvedges and re-join the pieces with a in seam. Press the seam open.

14

Press the quilt top and back­ing well. Make a quilt sand­wich by plac­ing the back­ing fab­ric right side down, the bat­ting on top, then the quilt top cen­trally and right side up. Baste the lay­ers to­gether us­ing your pre­ferred method.

15

Quilt as de­sired. Alyce quilted straight lines around the shapes in each block and along the bor­ders of the quilt.

16

Trim off the ex­cess bat­ting and back­ing fab­ric and square up the quilt.

17

Join the bind­ing strips to­gether end-to-end us­ing di­ag­o­nal seams. Press the seams open and trim away the dog ears, then fold in half length­wise, WST, and press.

18

Sew the bind­ing to the front of the quilt, fold­ing a mitre at each cor­ner, then fold it over to the back of the quilt and hand stitch in place to fin­ish.

Use print fab­ric to add tex­ture to the graphic piec­ing

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