For all the blocks, they will be 12″ finished or 12-1/2″ unfinished. Feel free to use any method for making half square triangles, flying geese, quarter square triangles, etc. that you choose .. just so your end results are the same size as the ones given. When making just a few flying geese, I like to use the “No Waste Method“. Each month through June, we will be making two of each block.
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The block for February is:
1. You will need 8 half square triangles that measure 4″ finished or 4-1/2″ unfinished. These will use Fabrics 1 and 5. If not using your own favorite method, cut 4 squares of each fabric 4-7/8″, draw a line on the diagonal, sew a scant quarter inch on both sides of the line, cut along the line and press. Square up to 4-1/2″ if needed. Pressing the seam allowances towards Fabric 1 will help with the seams nesting.
2. We will make two sets of flying geese, four for each set. These need to be 2″ x 4″ finished or 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ unfinished.
If using the “No Waste Method”, for the geese fabric, using Fabric 6, cut 4 – 5-1/4″ squares. For the first set of geese, for the sky fabric (Fabric 1), cut 8 – 2-7/8″ squares. For the second set of geese fabric, the sky fabric is Fabric 2 and you also cut 8 – 2-7/8″ squares.
3. Sew the flying geese together as shown below. Make 8 sets.
4. From Fabric 5, cut 2 – 4-1/2″ squares. Assemble the center of the blocks as shown below. Make 2.
5. Assemble the remaining parts for the top and bottom of the blocks. Make 4.
6. Assemble the blocks as shown at the beginning of the post.
If your January blocks are done, please share a picture. On Tuesday I will draw for the winner . . who will receive a Stash Pack from Vicki Welsh’s Etsy Shop. When you need (or want) hand dyed fabric, please remember Vicki . . who sponsors this Mystery.