Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Sweet Scandinavian Sew Along

I'm not sure if you have heard but Sherri from This and That is hosting a sew along.

The Sweet Scandi Sew Along actually.

Sherri has already blogged about the fabric that you need and how to make one set of blocks.

Last week, Sherri of a Quilting Life demo'd the next set of large main blocks.

Holly Jolly is the book we are using.
Today, I am happy to show you the corner star blocks.

Following the cutting instructions provided,
you will need to make 16 flying geese.
I like to sew multiple units like these in a chain.
It seems to save thread and time. 
Then I press all the units and pin and sew again and so forth.

One tool I found quite useful for the flying geese was the Flying Geese Bloc-Loc ruler.
I used it to trim any excess fabric 'wings'.

Next you add solid corner squares to 8 of your flying geese. 
Be sure to position your red fabric in the correct direction for 4 of the units 
and the reverse for the other 4 as shown or 
your star will not turn out correctly.
(ask me how I know this!)

Next you should make the half square triangle units for the center of the block.
Then attach the other flying geese units to the sides
and start assembling the block.

There are very detailed instructions in Sherri's book.
I had absolutely no trouble making the units.

Now that the corner units are finished.
I am sending them off to Sherri where she will
piece the quilt together and auction it off
for the Susan G. Koman Foundation.
All procedes will go towards breast cancer research.

If you missed any parts of the sew along you can find the first ones here:

and the rest are yet to come! 
Lissa of Modalissa
and Kimberly Jolly of Jolly Jabber

I sincerely hope you join in.

1 comment:

Kristie said...

That is going to be a beautiful quilt! I love the fabrics that you are using.