December 2006

December 2006 Block

Christmas Goose

Tips & Hints

For December we're doing a block called Flying Goose. Since we're doing it in Christmas fabrics, we're calling it Christmas Goose. Use a larger print fabric for the larger triangle and a smaller print fabric for the smaller triangle. You don't necessarily have to use red and green. If you have any holiday fabrics on hand, use what you have. You will be making three blocks for December.

Cutting directions for TWO blocks are below:

19 7/8" x 9 7/8"Xmas print one (larger)
15 1/2" x 5 1/2"Xmas print two (smaller)
15 1/2" x 5 1/2"Kona Snow
25 3/8" x 5 3/8"Kona Snow

Draw a line diagonally on the wrong side of the 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" Kona Snow square. Place it right sides together with the Christmas print square of the same size. Sew a scant quarter inch on each side of the line. Cut along the line. Press away from the Kona Snow triangle. Trim to 5" x 5". You will have one of these half-square triangle units for each block.

Cut a 5 3/8" x 5 3/8" Kona Snow square in half diagonally. Sew a triangle to one side of the Christmas print half of the half square triangle unit. (See block graphics for correct placement.) Press toward the Kona Snow triangle. Repeat with the adjacent side. Your resulting unit will be a large triangle. Cut the 9 7/8" x 9 7/8" Christmas fabric square in half diagonally. Sew the previous triangular shaped unit to this. Press toward the Christmas fabric triangle. You'll notice I have included four possible quilt layouts. This block can be combined many different ways for totally different effects.

Repeat for a total of three blocks. Since there will be extra triangles left over, you may want to make an extra block for the comfort quilt project or for one of the group's swappers who is having health problems and can't piece. The blocks are 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" unfinished. Send your blocks to Patty. The blocks should be mailed a week before the end of the month. If your blocks are late, you won't be in the drawing for that month and you'll cause more expense and work for Patty.

If you have questions or comments, post a note on the MSN club or email Squirrel (Patty) or AzPatch (Margo).

December 2006 Quilt-1 December 2006 Quilt-2
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