the night sky l PROJECT 17 Cut out the village scene from the white fabric adding ¼in around the edge, do not cut out windows and doors. Pin this onto the bottom of the red central square. 18 Adjust the hills if necessary, then appliqué them in place with a hand or machine blanket stitch. 19 Once the hills are sewn on, iron on the village scene, the moon, Father Christmas and the reindeer. Blanket stitch them in place. 20 Stitch the two (2) teal 2½in x 16½in borders to the top and bottom, press. Stitch the 2½in x 20½in borders to the sides. Making the Folded Flying Geese blocks 21 Take the forty (40) 2½in x 4½in red rectangles and eighty (80) 2½in white print squares. 22 Fold one red rectangle in half, wrong sides together ( Put the folded rectangle onto the right side of one of the white squares, matching all raw edges in one corner. Place the other white square on top, right sides together ( Fig 3A). Flying Geese together. Make forty (40) Flying Geese units. appliqué a star onto the middle of each square using fusible webbing. Use a hand or machine blanket stitch around the edge to secure. Fig 3B). 24 Sew the geese together in four (4) rows of ten (10), being accurate with the seam allowances ( You can nip and tuck a little along the way, but they should measure 20½in long. 26 Join two (2) Flying Geese borders to the top and bottom of the centre block. Pin the middle and each end of the strip to the centre block first, then ease in the rest of the strip. Sew with an accurate ¼in seam allowance and press. Fig 4). Fig 3A Fig 3B 23 Sew with a ¼in seam down one (1) side adjacent to the fold of the rectangle ( Open out and press the seam open, flattening the little triangle at the top of the seam ( and The tip of this triangle will be your sewing guide when you join the 25 Now make the corner stone blocks. Take the four (4) 4½in squares of pale blue fabric and Fig 3C). 3E). Fig 3D Preparing the appliqué shapes wrong side of your chosen fabric. Be careful to iron the webbing so that the rough side adheres to the fabric. 1 To appliqué with fusible webbing, first trace the shape onto the smooth side of the webbing. Cut out the shape roughly, ½in or so outside of the line. Fig 3C Fig 3D Fig 3E 3 Cut out the shape exactly on the marked line. The shape is now ready to be fused onto the background fabric. 2 Iron the fusible webbing with the shape drawn on, onto the Fig 4 10 Join us at www.gathered.how/todaysquilter
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