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Kids Summer Camps 2016

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Kids Kamp

 ATTENTION MOMS!! AND CALLING

ALL EIGHT, NINE, TEN, ELEVEN YEAR OLDS! (BOYS & GIRLS)

Instructors:  Shop Teachers
Class tuition: $60
Additional Cost: Students purchase their own fabrics, plus approx. $35 for class supply kit (notions & batting). (Tuition/Supply Kit cost due at enrollment.)

 Monday – Friday
9:00 to 12:00

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Kamp I – June 6 to 10

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Kamp II – June 13 to 17

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Kamp III – June 27 to July 1

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Kamp IV – July 11 to 15

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Kamp V – July 25 to 29

If your child wants to learn how to sew and you don’t have the time or knowledge, this class is for them!  We teach students the basic fundamentals of the sewing machine and how to sew a straight seam. (We use our sewing machines – please don’t bring yours).  They will sew together pre-cut squares to make a throw size quilt.  What a great way to spend a week of summer mornings!

Kids choose their own fabric for this class. Fabric will need to be purchased and cut before class. If you wish, a teacher will cut for you for a $5 fee.  If we are cutting for you, we will need the fabric at least one week before class begins.

2nd Time Around – KWILT KAMPS

For young quilters who have previously attended “Kids Kamp” –

Instructors: Sandy Clapp and shop teachers
Class tuition: $48
Additional Cost: Students purchase their own fabrics, plus approx. $22 for class supply kit (notions & batting). (Tuition/Supply Kit cost due at enrollment.)

 Monday – Thursday
1:30pm – 4:30pm

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June 6 – June 9

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June 20 – June 23

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July 18 – July 21

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July 25 – July 28

We will build on previously learned skills and aim toward an accurate ¼-inch seam allowance and rows that are the same length. They will also read a simple pattern to determine the order pieces are sewn together.

Kids choose their own fabric for this class. Fabric will need to be purchased and cut before class. If you wish, a teacher will cut for you for a $5 fee.  If we are cutting for you, we will need the fabric at least one week before class begins.

 

3rd Times the Charm Kids Kamps

 3rd Times the Charm – FQ Bag

For kids who have successfully completed 2nd Time Around
Must be 10 years old

Instructor:  Karen Munger
Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Class Tuition:  $48.00
Additional Cost: Students purchase their own fabrics + there will be a small kit charge.
(Tuition/Supply Kit cost due at enrollment.)
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With only four fat quarters of fabric, we will make this tote large enough for letter-sized papers and notebooks. Step by step, we will walk you through the process on reading a pattern and putting all the pieces together. Make it your own with your fabric choices!

3rd Times the Charm- BFF Pillow

Students must be 10 years or older and have successfully completed 2nd Time Around -

Instructor:  Sandy Clapp
Wednesday, July 7 & Thursday, July 7, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
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Class Tuition:  $24
Additional Cost: Students purchase their own fabrics + kit (with batting, muslin for lining pillow, photo paper and printing of photos) $8.50.
(Tuition/Supply Kit cost due at enrollment.)

Best Friends Forever! Make two throw pillows, one for you and one for your BFF. Each pillow features a picture of you and your BFF at its center. Before class, you will need to send an e-mail with the photos attached and we will print them on fabric. You will sew and quilt the pillows using fabrics of your choice. The pillows feature a log cabin design to frame your pictures. Share some special memories and your sewing skills with this quick and cuddly project.

Fabric will need to be cut before class. If you wish, we can cut for you for $5. We will need the fabric at least 1 week before class.  If you cut yourself, be sure you cut accurately as a quilter cuts or the pieces will not fit together.  Note: The approximate material costs for this class – fabric $33,  Two pillow forms purchased elsewhere- $12


3rd Times the Charm – Magic Pillow Quilt

Students must be 10 years or older and who have successfully completed 2nd Time Around –

Instructors:  Sandy Clapp and shop teachers
Monday, July 11 – Thursday, July 14, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
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Class Tuition:  $48, due at the time of enrollment
Additional Cost: Students purchase their own fabrics + kit (batting, basting spray) $14
(Tuition/Supply Kit cost due at enrollment.)

It’s a pillow… No, it’s a quilt! Well, it is both. A pillow that can be unfolded and become a quilt. How cool is that! Great for road trips, sleep overs, or just for cuddling at home. We’ll make a pieced pillow and attach it to a strippy quilt. A matching zippered bag is a nice extra.

Fabric will need to be cut before class. If you wish, we can cut for you for $5. We will need the fabric at least 1 week before class.  If you cut yourself, be sure you cut accurately as a quilter cuts or the pieces will not fit together.  Note:  The approximate cost for fabric is $65

 

3rd Times the Charm- Appliqued Hearts

Students must be 10 years or older and have successfully completed 2nd Time Around –

Instructor:  Sandy Clapp and Gigi McEver
Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 5, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
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Class Tuition:  $60.00
Additional Cost: Students purchase their own fabrics +  kit (with batting, basting spray) $20
(Tuition/Supply Kit cost due at enrollment.)

How could you not fall in love with a heart quilt? Select your own fabrics and learn basic machine applique. Some pre-class work to prepare heart for applique is required. If you are not familiar with preparing fabric with Soft Fuse for applique, you can attend a short pre-class meeting on Monday, July 25th, 9:30-10am to learn how. If this is a problem, you can call Sandy at 751-7112 to make other arrangements.

Fabric will need to be cut before class. If you wish, we can cut it for you for $5. We will need fabric at least 1 week before class.  If you cut yourself, be sure you cut accurately as a quilter cuts or the pieces will not fit together.   Note:  The Approximate material costs – fabric $106

 

 Advanced Level Kids Kwilt Kamps

A Slice of Summer Quilt

For students who have completed 3rd Times A Charm classes

 Instructor:  Emilee Dube’ & Becky Jacks
Monday, June 13 – Friday, June 17, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
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Class Tuition:  Class Tuition:  $60.00
Additional Cost:  Students purchase their own fabrics + Approx. $65 for a class kit (background fabric/notions)
(Tuition/Supply Kit cost due at enrollment.)

We are excited to offer a new quilt this year for our advanced students who have passed 3rd year classes. A Slice of Summer is a fun colorful quilt that involves appliqué and piecing “slice fabrics of a student’s choice onto black and white text prints.  The class kit includes: background fabrics, appliqué/quilting thread, batting & basting spray.

Students will need to purchase additional materials listed on supply list, such as soft fuse and template plastic.

Please note there is required pre-class homework for this class. Emilee will be available to do demonstrations of pre-class homework on Thursday June 2 from 5-00pm-8:00pm or Friday June 10 at from noon to 1:00pm. Attendance at one demonstration time is highly recommended.  See the supply list for more detailed information.

 

Advanced Kids Coloring Tote

For students who have completed 3rd Times A Charm classes
Must be 10 years old

 Instructor:  Karen Munger
Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Class Tuition:  $48.00
Additional Cost: Students purchase their own fabrics + a kit charge
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Make a fun tote by personalizing the black-and-white coloring fabric and then learning the steps to construct a bag.  In this class, you will learn to read a pattern, construct a tote complete with a lining pocket.

Moda Sampler Shuffle Blocks 28 – 30

This is the last week of the Moda Sampler Shuffle Blocks, I hope you have enjoyed making all the blocks and have an idea on what you will do with them.  Have you decided on a quilt layout yet?  I can hardly wait to share our finished quilts.

This weeks blocks are from Moda Designers Kate Spain, French General and Blackbird Designs.

Download Sampler-shuffle-block28

Carolyn Friedlanders featuring Carkai fabrics!

CF Block 28 375

Reds and Creams

RW Block 28 - 375

 

Bonnie and Camille FabricsBC Block 28 375

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Carolyn Friedlander’s Carkai Collection

CF Block 29 375

Reds and Creams

RC Block 29 375

Bonnie and Camille Fabrics

BC Block 29 375

Download  Sampler-shuffle-block30

Be sure when you print the PDF pattern it prints out at Actual Size.

BC Block 30 375

 

Download Moda’s Inner Border Pattern – Sampler-shuffle-inner-border

Download Moda’s Finishing pattern   -   Sampler-shuffle_pattern

Moda Shuffle Blocks 25-27

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and you are having fun with these blocks.  We only have one more week.  Oh so sad, this has been so much fun.

This week’s Moda Sampler Shuffle Blocks are from designers Bonnie and Camille, Amy Ellis and  Sweetwater.

Enjoy!

Download Sampler-shuffle-block25

Blk 25 325

Download Sampler-shuffle-block26

Blk 26 325

Download Sampler-shuffle-block27

Blk 27 325

Moda Shuffle Blocks 22 – 24

This weeks Moda Designer blocks are from Basic Grey, Betsy Chutchian and Laundry Basket Quilts.  Only two more weeks of shuffle blocks.  Have you decided on your quilt layout yet?

Download – Sampler-shuffle-block22

 

Block 22 RW 325

Carolyn Friedlander’s new fabric line Carkai

Block 22 CF 325

 

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Block 23 RW 325

 

Carolyn Friedlander’s new CarKai fabric line

Block 23 CF 225

 

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I love the way this block turned out!

Block 24 RW 325

 

Carolyn Friedlander’s new Carkai fabric line – isn’t it scrumptious?

Block 24 CF 325

Moda Sampler Shuffle – Blocks 19 – 21

 

This weeks blocks are by Moda Designers – Kansas Troubles, Quilting Life and Minick and Simpson.

 

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I love the Cat’s Cradle Block

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Bc Blk 19

 

 

RC b 19

 

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Bear Paws

RW Blk 21

 

 

 

CF Blk 21

 

 

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RC B 20 325

Zig Zags

 

BC Blk 20

 

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Moda Sampler Shuffle Blocks 16 – 18

Ready to Sew?  This weeks blocks are from Moda Designers One-Canoe-Two, Jan Patek Quilts and Lella Boutique.

From “one Canoe two”  – comes a really fun block, that will provide you with lots of practice in making  Flying Geese.

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Carolyn Friedlander’s Doe

CF Flying Geese 2
Reds and Creams – I had fun switching the background.

Red Flying Geese 2
Bonnie and Camille fabrics

BC Flying Geese 375

 

The next block is from Jan Patek, who is known for her primitive folk-art applique.  Be sure to place this little bird on point.  I’m including the finishing pattern from Moda,  if you decide that you want your finished quilt to be a horizontal setting, then be sure to place him on the block horizontally.   If you haven’t decided, I would recommend waiting until all the blocks are complete and you have made that decision.

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Download Sampler-shuffle_pattern

On Point Setting

Red Bird V 375

Horizontal Setting

Red Bird 375

Tutorial on Needle-Turn Applique

I love needle-turn applique and find it more relaxing than machine applique.   There is my challenge again.

I like to use the Freezer Paper method when I needle turn.  Start by tracing your design onto the dull side of the Freezer Paper…make sure your pattern is reversed.  If the pattern designer has not provided a reverse pattern, simply turn the pattern over and make a copy from the back side.  A light box comes in handy.

Cut the  traced pattern out on the lines with a pair of paper scissors and iron each template to the wrong side of the fabric, shiny side down.

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Cut out your fabric pieces, adding a scant 1/4″ seam allowance.

 

NT Red Bird 5 375

 

Grab your favorite spray starch and stiletto.  I like Flatter and I love the Fig fragrance, it’s fresh, clean and environmentally safe for the environment.  Yes, you do see a paper towel laying behind my Applique Pieces.  I like to use the paper towel behind my applique for several reasons.  It helps to keep my ironing board clean and since it holds the spray it helps in setting the seams.

Start by turning the fabric over the freezer paper and pressing with your iron as you go.  The stiletto helps you keep your fingers away from the iron.  The spray stays in the paper towel and helps in pressing the seam in place as I work around the applique piece.

 

 

NT Tools

 

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As you begin to whip-stitch your applique in place, the points can be worked under with the needle.

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NT Red Bird Wing 375

 

Block 18 (Road to Oklahoma) is from Lella Boutique.  It has lot’s of possibilities!

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CF Flying Geese

Reds and Creams, the two white blocks sewn together could be a 2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangle if you venture to make your block using this particular setting.

Red Flying Geese

Bonnie and Camille – 4-patch center

BC Road to Oklahoma 375

Moda Sampler Shuffle Blocks 13 – 15

After three days, we have our electrical power restored.  I think we don’t realize how dependent we have become on technology,  so I’m very thankful to have an opportunity to share with you this week’s blocks from Moda.  Block 13 is from Bunny Hill and focuses on the Flying Geese.  Block 14 is from Fig Tree & Co – I’ve included the easy triangle instructions from Moda to help you with this block.  From Janet Clare Designs comes her version of a courthouse step.   Have fun, be thankful and Sew On!

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Blocks 13 – 15

Mixed Blocks 13 - 15-375

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Block 13 RC

 

Block 13 CF

 

Block 13 BCN

 

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Block 14 BC

 

Block 14 RC

 

Blcok 14 CF

 

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Block 15 CF

 

Block 15 BC

 

Block 15 RC

 

 

 

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle Blocks 10 – 12

t’s week four and we have three new blocks to offer you from designers Deb Strain, Brenda Riddle Designs and Zen Chic.

 

Blocks 10 - 12 375

ShoFly Quilt Block -  Download Sampler-shuffle-block10

The Shofly quilt block is perhaps one of the easiest blocks to make, using only five squares and four half-square triangles.

Carolyn Firedlander – Very Modern looking.

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CF Block 10 375

Bonnie and Camille very vintage!

BC Block 10 375

I love my creams and reds in this block.

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Try using the same fabric for the outside squares and using the same fabric for the inside half/square triangles.  It turns into a circle inside the square.

 

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Cat’s Cradle – Block 11 – Download Sampler-shuffle-block11

Even though this block looks complicated, once we break it down you will see how easy it is to piece.  Here are some tips for making those Cat’s Cradle Units.

Stitch a 1½” square to a 1½” x 2½” rectangle.   You will need to make a total of two of these units.   Sew long sides together.  Make one more set.

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Align the 1/4″ seam line of a rotary ruler with the inside point of the square and the outside of the lower left rectangle.  Cut with a rotary cutter leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Repeat on the opposite corner., two units now complete.  Repeat to make a second set.

Sample 2

 

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Follow the Easy Corner Method learned in Block 3 using a square to add the corner triangles and to finish your units.

Cat’s Cradle Tool

There is also a great new ruler from Creative Grid – The Cat’s Cradle Tool.  Click on the ruler to view the tutorial from Creative Grid Rulers.   I think you will really like this method, especially if you find yourself making lots of these little units / blocks.

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Refer back to Block 6 or our Flying Geese Tutorial on our Blog to make the flying geese.

Wasn’t that easy?

Reds and Creams – Notice how the block takes on entirely different perspective when I change the center square to match the corner squares.  Looks like four spools.

RC Block 11 375

 

Carolyn Firedlander Fabrics – I like this block.  These look like little baskets sitting in the corners.CF Block 11 375

Bonnie and Camille fabrics.

BC Block 11 375

Block 12 – Download Sampler-shuffle-block12

By strip piecing, you can make the four corner units in no time.  Sew together two strips one dark and one light, each 1 1/2″ x 7″ then cut into 1 1/2″ segments.  Sew a 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle to the long side to make the corner squares.

Sample 3a

Refer back to block 6 or to our Flying Geese tutorial to make the eight flying geese units.  Don’t forget to always set your seams with an iron and then press towards the dark sides.

 

Carolyn Friedlander  FabricsCF Block 12 375

Reds and Creams – I reversed the blocks in this block.

RC Block 12 375

Bonnie and Camille Fabrics

 

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Moda Block Shuffle – Blocks 7 – 9

And now…we will Moda-shuffle up to Oklahoma, blowing in the wind; literally, yesterday was one of the windiest days we have had in a long time.  The leaves are turning gold, the Pecans falling to the ground and the last days of the Indian Summer are upon us.

I “sew” hope you are having fun with the Shuffle and the tips we are providing.  We have three more blocks to share with you this week.

The blocks this week are from Primitive Gatherings, Little Miss Shabby and Jen Kingwell.

Blks 7-9

Download Block 7 – Sampler-shuffle-block07

With smaller pieces thread quality can make a difference in the accuracy of your piecing – a good reason to always use high quality thread.

Precencia and Aurifil are always my “Go to Threads” for machine piecing.

TIP:  The higher the weight number the thinner (finer) the thread.   When stitching smaller pieces you should use smaller stitches and a finer weight of thread.  Stitch length 2.0 or 14 stitches per inch vs 3.0 or 9 stitches per inch.

Precencia is a 60 wt., 3-ply Egyptian Cotton.  This is probably the highest quality 100% cotton thread available for your piecing and machine quilting and is both fine and strong and ideal for precision piecing where you want the most accurate seam allowance.  I recommend using a 70 / 10 sewing machine needle with the 60 weight thread.

Aurifil is a 50 wt. 2 ply thread and great for machine and hand piecing, machine and hand applique and machine quilting. “It is also a wonderful silky/like thread. ” I recommend using an 80 / 12 sewing machine needle with the 50 weight threads.

Improve your sewing skills with focus on Flying Geese, Half-Square Triangles and a Square n a Square.

Reds and Creams

double flying geese 375

Carolyn Friedlander’s Doe Collection

CF Double Flying Geese 375

Bonnie and Camille Fabrics

BC Double Flying Geese 375

 

Download Block 8 – Sampler-shuffle-block08

These blocks combine several different elements which have been mentioned before, Flying Geese, Color placement and Fussy Cutting.

Try cutting strips on the diagonal for a fun look.

To steam, starch or leave dry?  Using steam or spray starch on small shapes can sometimes distort the piece, giving you a wonky looking block.  I recommend using a dry iron throughout the piecing process and then use steam or starch to spray the block once it is completed.

You can have so much fun with this block.  Don’t let the center square confine you to a 4-patch.  Continue working on making those flying geese units.

Add a 3 1/2″ square in place of the 4-patch or…

CF Square in a Square 375

 

maybe a pinwheel or

Square n a Square Reds and Creams 375

 

just go scrappy.

BC Square n a Square 375

 

Download Block 9 – Sampler-shuffle-block09

Refer back to Block one for tips on Half Square Triangles.

Lots of pinwheels (easy half-square triangles) combined in different patterns, make for an interesting block.

 

CF Pinwheel 375

 

 

BC Pinwheels 375

 

 

Reds and Creams Pinwheel 375

 

see you next week!

 

 

 

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle Blocks 4 – 6

This week we have some fun new blocks, which include Strips and Squares by V & Co., a Churn Dash by Kathy Schmitz Studios (my favorite),  and a variation of the Sawtooth Star by American Jane.

Blocks 4 - 6 375

Block 4 Download -Sampler-shuffle-block04

Block 4 demonstrates how different a block can look when you change the values or placement of the fabrics such as positive / negative or just scrappy.

Block 4 in Creams and Reds – Creams as the background and reds as the secondary print.

Block 5 RW 375
Block 4 in Blues and Creams – Notice how the block takes on a completely different look by using the blues as the background and the creams as the secondary prints.

 

Block 5 CF 375

Block 4  Scrappy -  Creams as the background and scrapping up the secondary prints.

Block 5 BC 375

 

Block 5 Download -Sampler-shuffle-block05

Fussy cutting is always a fun way to add character to your block.  To audition your fabric for this block,  try using a 2 1/2″ square ruler to center over the area you want to cut out.

2 1/2″ square Block_Loc Ruler

Block Lock 2 1_2 375

  2″ square cut from card stock.

Fussy Cut 375_R

I like the Precision Trimmer.  The ruler is great for squaring up half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles and fussy cutting any square from 1 1/2″ up to 6 1/2″.

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Churn Dash in Creams and Reds.  The center was fussy cut.

Churn Dash RW 375

Churn Dash in Bonnie and Camille Fabrics.

Churn dash BC 375

Churn Dash in Carolyn Friedlander Doe Fabrics.

Churn Dash CF 375

Watch those corners…or you might find yourself un-sewing.

Debbie's Boo Boo 375

Block 6 Download – Sampler-shuffle-block06

Flying Geese units are another one of those blocks where you can find a multitude of ways to make one.  We are going to review several, but maybe you have a method you like.

The Corner Triangle – Not my favorite.  I really struggle with this method of making flying geese.  For one thing, I hate wasting the other half of the triangle.

You will cut 4 rectangles 2″ x 3 1/2″.  I like to refer to these pieces as the bird.  Cut eight 2″ squares and draw a diagonal from corner to corner.  These are the wings.  Sew on the diagonal line and trim 1/4″ on the outside.  Press towards the small square.  Repeat on the opposite side.  You will make four of these units.TD Flying Geese 2

 

TD Flying Geese

 

Make 4 at once – I love this method – Refer to our tutorial – Flying Geese for detailed instructions.

For this block,  from the background fabric cut one square 4″ (bird).  From the secondary fabric, cut one square 6 1/2″ (wings).  Draw a diagonal line across the 4-inch square.  Center the background on top of the wings right sides together.  Sew a quarter inch on both sides of the line.  Cut on the diagonal.  Press towards the dark, or try pressing the seams open.

Lay the two squares right sides together, you will notice the squares now match up in size.  Draw a diagonal line, this time the opposite direction and sew 1/4′ on both sides.  Cut on the diagonal line.  Press the seams open.  Use Eleanor Burns 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ Flying Geese ruler or the Block-loc 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ Flying Geese ruler to cut 4 flying geese from the squares.

Flying Geese bloc lock 375

Block Loc Flying Geese Ruler

 quilt in a day Elanor Burns Flying Geese Ruler

 

Block 6 Bonnie and Camille Fabrics

Sawtooth BC 375

Block 6 Carolyn Friedlander Fabrics

  Sawtooth CF 375

 

Block 6 Reds and Creams

Sawtooth RW 375