Love in the Mist

Block of the Month 2021

September 2021 - Block 9

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Cutting Instructions: Use a good mix of background fabrics for a pleasing look. 

 

NOTE:  Pattern refers to Blue fabrics (Light and Dark) however this could be any colour based on your choice.

Background:

(5) 3 1/2" squares

(8) 2" squares - draw a diagonal line on wrong side

Light Blue

(4) 2" x 3 1/2"

Medium Blue

(4) 2" x 3 1/2"

(12) 2" squares - draw a diagonal line on wrong side

Dark Blue

(4) 2" squares - draw a diagonal line on wrong side

Sewing Instructions:

Make Flying Geese (FG) by placing (1) 2" Background square on one end of (1) Medium Blue 2" x 3 1/2" strip, being careful of placement.  Sew on line.  Cut seam allowance to 1/4", flip and press to Background.  Repeat on remaining end, being careful of placement, as shown.

Make 4.

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Repeat the above process to make FG using (1) 2" x 3 1/2" Light Blue and (2) 2" Medium Blue squares.  Make 4.

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Sew (2) FG together as shown.  Make 2.

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Make the following block by placing (1) 2" Medium Blue square on one corner of (1) 3 1/2" Background square, right sides together.  Sew on line. Trim to 1/4" seam allowance.  Flip and press to Blue.  Square up to 3 1/2" if needed.  Make 4.

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Using (1) 3 1/2" Background square and (4) 2" Dark Blue squares, repeat above process, but this time put the 2" in each corner of your 3 1/2" square.  Make 1.  Square up to 3 1/2" if needed.

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Assemble your block as shown:

HINT:  If you are having trouble matching your diagonal seams, try basting first.

Your block should measure 9 1/2" unfinished.  Check September 2nd block for next block.

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