#5 is here!

The best laid plans of mice and men….

Sometimes life gets in the way, unplanned and unexpected circumstances cause us to stop our busy-ness, reassess our focus and decide what is actually important, urgent, or absolutely necessary!

So my apologies. I am late with this email and set of instructions – hopefully it won’t happen again …..though no promises!;)

Block #9:

Number required: 1

Technique: Flying geese

Design size: 3 1/2″ x 11 1/2″

Final dimensions including seam allowances: 4″ x 12″

Method: Paper foundation piecing. I have attached a PDF doc which you can print out for your foundation. As the size is slightly irregular the first and last triangles are slightly larger then the rest.

Flying geese

 

I have attached a very simple process of making flying geese if you are need 4 or multiples of 4 – Sew Easy: Quick-pieced flying geese as shown in YouTube video below.

An alternative to flying geese: (You will need to work out the size of your squares to make it fit the required dimensions. Though you could use the process shown above to make your 4 units!))

For 3-dimensional flying geese:

Blocks #10:

Number required: 2

Technique: Kaleidoscope

Design size:  7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″

Final dimensions including seam allowances: 8″ x 8″

Method: Accurate cutting and piecing. The triangles are 45 degree angles.

Here are PDF files for both a 71/2″ kaleidoscope pattern (large) and a 13/4″ pattern (small) When you print please make sure the key is 1″ long – print actual size.

large kaleidoscope pattern

small kaleiscope pattern

The small kaleidoscope pattern is one of four that would need to be made to become the 71/2″ square.

Here is a link to a fussy cut kaleidoscope

 

Last month Mary-Ann spoke about Free-motion quilting. Here is the first of the series of YouTube videos that Leah Day does. She is really good!