Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fox and Geese

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A simple block using different sizes
of Half Square Triangles.
Fabric Requirements:
Fabric A: Light
2 - 3 1/4" squares - mark
a diagonal line on back
1 - 5 1/4" square - mark
a diagonal line on back
Fabric B: Medium
4 - 2 1/2" squares
2 - 3 1/4" squares
Fabric C: Dark
1 - 5 1/4" square
Make Half Square Triangles:
Pair 5 1/4" squares right sides
together and 3 1/4" squares
right sides together.  Sew 1/4"
away from both sides of drawn
line.  Cut on drawn line and
press seams to the darker fabric.
Square 5 1/4" half square
triangles to 4 1/2".
Square 3 1/4" half square
triangles to 2 1/2".
Layout small half square
triangles and 2 1/2" squares
as shown as sew together
in 2 rows.  Press seams to
the 2 1/2" square.
Sew rows together.  Make
2 small 4 patch units.  Press
this seam open to reduce bulk.
Square small four patch
 units to 4 1/2".
Layout all units as shown
and sew together in two rows.
Press seams to the large
half square triangles.
Sew rows together and
square to 8 1/2".
Press seam open to
reduce bulk.
This is an example of:  Don't
quilt when you are tired.
There, that's better...

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