Wednesday, October 28, 2015

October 2015 Block of the Month

Millie Schwab presented the BOM this month.

Whirling Geese

Whirling Geese
Finished Size 9" x 9"

Cutting Instructions  
Red fabric (Orange or brown)
    4 rectangles-- 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" 

Black ( brown)
    1 square-- 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Black Print ( off white or tone on tone)
8 squares-- 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Assembling the Block
Step 1. Draw diagonal line on wrong side of black print 3 1/2˝ square. Referring to Diagram I, place marked square on red rectangle, right sides together, aligning raw edges. Stitch on drawn line; trim away and discard excess fabric. Open and press. Repeat on opposite corner to make pieced rectangle. Make 4.
Make pieced rectangle.
Completed pieced rectangle.
Make 4
Diagram I
Step 2. Referring to Diagram II, join pieced rectangle and black square using a partial seam. Sew from edge to middle of black square and backstitch.
Diagram II

Step 3. Add 2 more pieced rectangles (Diagram III).
Diagram III
Step 4. Join last pieced rectangle along long side. Sew from outside of block to partial seam created in Step 1 to create Whirling Geese Block (Diagram IV).
Complete Whirling Geese Block
Diagram IV

 Pattern from    PDF: avaliable here

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