Monday, September 25, 2017

Quilter's Recipe Box, Unit 9 alternate block - Rolling Squares

For the final alternate block this month I decided to use a version of the Flying Geese unit with only one flying geese (or goose?) instead of two.  As you can see, this gives yet another dimension to this unit!

Here is the breakdown for cutting out this block (9 inches finished)  Fabrics are Dotalicious by Island Batik!

One 3 1/2 square of a medium print for the center.  Four 3 1/2 inch squares of dark for the Square in a Square units plus twelve 2 inch squares of the background fabric and twelve 2 inch squares of your lightest fabric (eight of them will be used for the flying geese).  Four 2 x 3 1/2 inch rectangles of a medium light fabric for the solid half of the flying geese units, plus four 2 x 3 1/2 inch rectangles of the background fabric.

Make four flying geese from your four background rectangles and eight of the light 2 inch squares.  Sew each of these so that the point of the goose is pointed toward the solid medium light rectangles.  These will go on the sides of your blocks as shown above.

Sew four Square in a Square units using the dark 3 1/2 squares, each one will use three background 2 inch squares and one light 2 inch square.  Place them in the corners of the block with the light triangle toward the center.  Place the medium square in the center and sew to complete your block.

We are now up to 36 total blocks, and 3 months to go!  Welcome to all my new followers - if you want to catch up on the previous blocks, check out the Quilter's Recipe Box tab at the top of my blog - all the downloads are still available and you can go through the blog posts to find the blocks.

Next Monday I'll be back with a new unit and more blocks!  Enjoy!

1 comment:

Preeti said...

Love the dark greens and deep blues. Neat little block!!!