Saturday, December 27, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

December Block of the Month

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: