Monday, December 1, 2008
Hope you are all doing well out there and enjoying your holidays.
Are you ready for another? Here goes: This month's block is called Dutchman's Puzzle. You only need 2 fabrics. A background and another color for the flying geese triangles.
1.) Cut out 16- 3 1/2" squares of the background fabric you chose.
2.) Cut out 8- 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles for the "flying geese" out of your focus fabric.
3.) Place a square right sides together onto a rectangle in the corner and draw a diagonal sewing line.
4.) Trim the fabric on the left side of the sewing line a quarter inch away and press back the background fabric.
5.) Place another square on the opposite corner and repeat last step (trim opposite side of course) until you get a block like this.
6.) Continue this process until you have 8 flying geese blocks. Assemble this way: