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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Blog Sampler Fireflies

Here’s this weeks block, called Fireflies.



Cutting Instructions:

Light Fabric 1:       cut 3 squares   @ 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches. Cut 2 of these in half along a diagonal
Light Fabric 2:       cut 2 squares   @ 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches
Medium Fabric 1:  cut 1 square     @ 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 inches. Cut this in half along the diagonal.
Medium Fabric 2:  cut  2 squares   @ 2 x 2 inches
                               cut 1 square     @ 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches
Dark Fabric:           cut 2 squares   @ 2 x 2 inches
                               cut 2 squares   @ 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches

Take the Light Fabric 1  2 3/8 inch square that was left uncut and draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the fabric. Pair this square with the medium 2 3/8 inch square right sides together. Sew a 1/4 inch seam on either side of the drawn line. Cut this apart on the drawn line and press towards the darker of the fabrics. Pair these triangle squares with the 2 3/8 inch squares that were cut in half on the diagonal. Arrange as shown below and sew together.

 Pair these winged units with the medium 3 7/8 inch triangles as shown below and sew them together.

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the remaining light 2 3/8 inch squares. Pair these up, right sides together with the dark 2 3/8 inch squares. Sew a 1/4 inch seam on either side of the drawn lines and then cut apart on the drawn lines. Press towards the dark.
Arra unge all your units together as shown, paying close attention to the way the units are oriented in the photo, and sew together.
The finishing instructions are here. This one has the light large triangles on the outside.
This block takes the sampler quilt to just over the halfway mark. Here’s what mine looks like at this point. I hope you are all enjoying this project and liking what you see so far. The blocks will continue to be published on the first and third Thursdays throughout the summer. By the time of the September meeting, should you keep up with this, you will have 24 out of the 35 blocks finished.















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