Popped Pin­wheels

Us­ing two dif­fer­ent-size fly­ing geese units to cre­ate this block gives the ap­pear­ance of float­ing pin­wheels.

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A new way to set fly­ing geese.

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 9 dif­fer­ent 10" squares fall batiks • 5/ 8 yard light brown/rust batik • 13/ 8 yards dark brown batik • 31/ 8 yards cream solid • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size* • Thread • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

*Warm & Nat­u­ral bat­ting from The Warm Com­pany used to make sam­ple.

COM­PLET­ING THE BLOCKS

1. Mark a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of each C and D square.

2. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1, place two C squares right sides to­gether on op­po­site cor­ners of one A square as shown in Fig­ure 1.

3. Stitch ¼" on each side of the marked lines. Cut apart on the marked lines to make two A-C units as shown in Fig­ure 2; press.

4. Place a C square on the un­stitched cor­ner of each of the two A-C units and stitch as in step 2 re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 3.

5. Cut apart on the marked lines to com­plete four A-C-C units as shown in Fig­ure 4.

6. Re­peat steps 2–5 with the re­main­ing A and C squares to make a to­tal of 36 A-C-C units.

7. Re­peat steps 2–5 with the B and D squares to make a to­tal of 36 B-D-D units as shown in Fig­ure 5.

8. Sew an E rec­tan­gle to each end of each B-D-D unit to make 36 B-D-E units as shown in Fig­ure 6; press.

9. Se­lect one each A-C-C and B-D-E unit and one F strip to com­plete one Geese block.

10. Sew the F strip be­tween the B-D-E unit and the A-C-C unit as shown in Fig­ure 7 to com­plete one Geese block; press.

11. Re­peat steps 9 and 10 to com­plete a to­tal of 36 Geese blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

Re­fer to the As­sem­bly Di­a­gram for con­struc­tion steps.

1. Ar­range and join six Geese blocks with five F strips to com­plete a block row; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of six block rows. Note: Pay care­ful at­ten­tion to the place­ment of the four same-fab­ric A pieces to form the large “float­ing” pin­wheels from row to row.

2. Join the G/H strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into seven 11/2" x 531/2" G strips and two 11/2" x 551/2" H strips.

3. Join the block rows with the G strips, be­gin­ning and end­ing with a G strip; press. Sew H strips to op­po­site sides to com­plete the pieced cen­ter; press.

4. Join the I/J strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two each 31/2" x 551/2" I strips and 31/2" x 611/2" J strips.

5. Sew I strips to the top and bot­tom, and J strips to op­po­site sides to com­plete the quilt top; press.

6. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94. 7. Quilt as de­sired. 8. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94 to fin­ish.

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