- From dark (Red)- cut 1, 5 1/4 inch square. Sub-cut this square diagonally into 4 small triangles.
- From light (yellow) - cut 1, 5 1/4 inch square. Sub-cut this square diagonally into 4 small triangles.
Now we’re going to do something different - look at your background and contrasting fabrics. Pick the lightest one. Call it Amos. Pick the darkest one. Call it Bella. (I always wanted to do that. A & B are so boring.) FQG - pick fabrics that coordinate with the fabrics in your kit. DO NOT match the fabrics. If you have to use a fabric that is similar in hue make it Bella. Think Fall jewel tones. I think it would be fine to add plum and navy, just make sure that the other fabric is much lighter.
From Bella - (darkest fabric)
- cut 8, 4 ½ x 2 ½ inch rectangles for middle edge blocks
- cut 4, 2 ½ inch squares for center block
- cut 2, 5 1/4 inch squares; sub cut them on the diagonal into 4 large triangles for corner blocks.
- cut 1, 4 ½ inch square for center block
- cut 16, 2 ½ inch squares for middle edge blocks.
Piecing directions:Corners -
- Sew one dark and one light small triangle together to make one large triangle.
- Being careful not to warp the triangles, iron seams open. Be careful to sew each set in the same order. The finished large triangles should be identical.
- Using the right angle to align the pieces, sew each two colored triangle to a large Amos (lightest color) triangle. Trim the excess seam allowance (this should be Amos fabric).
- Being careful not to warp the triangles, iron seams toward Amos. The finished squares should be identical.
- Trim square to 4 ½ inches.
- Make 4
- Do this a to each corner of the light square.
- row 1& 3 - corner square with light & dark side on the outside edge; middle edge block with geese pointing up; corner square with light & dark side on the outside edge.
- row 2 - middle edge block with geese pointing to the left; background square; middle edge block with geese pointing to the right.
- Assemble rows so that same fabrics are touching to make one 12 ½ inch block (actual size, including future seam allowances.)
I have prepared 35 kits. When assembled together they should look something like this.
I love the way it looks like an Indian blanket. It will be the perfect thing for Thanksgiving and remembering the start of our great nation.
Bring your finished block(s) to the November general meeting of the Frisco Quilt Guild to enter the drawing. The winner gets to take home all of the blocks entered as well as any remaining kits, printed finishing suggestions, and uncut fabric for this project.