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Flying Geese Quilt

Sew Flying Geese blocks to make a soothing quilt using an assortment of blue and green batiks. Fabrics are Ceylon, Key Lime, and Chamomile fat-quarter bundles from Hoffman California Fabrics.


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Assemble Blocks

1. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each 3-1/2" square. (To prevent fabric from stretching as you draw lines, place 220-grit sandpaper under each square.)

2. For one Flying Geese block you will need two matching 3-1/2" squares and one contrasting print 3-1/2x6-1/2" rectangle.

3. Align a marked square with one end of 3-1/2x6-1/2" rectangle (Block Assembly Diagram; note direction of drawn line). Sew on drawn line, then trim excess, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Press open attached triangle, pressing seam toward triangle.

4. In same manner, add matching marked square to opposite end of rectangle (Block Assembly Diagram; again note direction of drawn line). Stitch, trim, and press as before to make a Flying Geese block. The block should be 6-1/2x3-1/2" including seam allowances.

5. Repeat steps 2–4 to make 100 Flying Geese blocks total.