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On the Fly - Sue Beevers 8" Block

Foundation-pieced dragonflies in 8 inch blocks flit this way and that across this vibrant quilt. Find out more about designer Sue Beevers and her love of fibers, painting, fabric, and quilting.

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Assemble Blocks, Part 2


6. Referring to steps 2 through 5 and Diagram 6, add specified pieces to appropriate foundation papers to make pieced Right Wing, Left Wing, and Tail units.

7. Referring to Diagram 7, sew together Body, Right Wing, Left Wing, and Tail Units in pairs. Press seams in opposite directions. Join pairs to make a green-wing block. Press seam in one direction. The block should be 8-1/2" square including seam allowances.

8. Repeat steps 1 through 7 to make four green-wing blocks total.

9. Referring to Diagram 8, repeat steps 1 through 7 to make eight multicolor-wing A blocks, replacing one of the green leaf print 1-3/4x5-1/2" rectangle with a blue leaf print 1-3/4x5-1/2" rectangle.

10. Referring to Diagram 9, repeat Step 9, placing the wing colors in the opposite positions, to make eight multicolor-wing B blocks.

11. Referring to Diagram 10, repeat steps 1 through 7 to make 16 blue-wing blocks, replacing the green leaf print 1-3/4x5-1/2" rectangles with blue leaf print 1-3/4x5-1/2" rectangles.

12. Referring to Diagram 11, repeat steps 1 through 7 to make 16 purple-wing blocks, replacing the green leaf print 1-3/4x5-1/2" rectangles with purple leaf print 1-3/4x5-1/2" rectangles.

13. Referring to Diagram 12, repeat steps 1 through 7 to make four corner blocks, replacing the blue leaf print small triangle with a green leaf print small triangle.

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