Monday, February 26, 2018

Christmas All Year Block 2 - Dutchman's Puzzle

Do you still have those Christmas fabrics out so you can quilt along with me?  Or did you decide to make your blocks in different fabrics?   I'm really enjoying my Christmas prints, and am looking forward to working with them all year long this year!

This month's block is Dutchman's Puzzle.

I love the movement in this block, and it's super easy with just two colors, background and one simple unit!

For this block I wrote the instructions using the four at a time method for making flying geese.  I used the Creative Grids Ultimate Flying Goose tool, but there are many different tools for trimming up your geese.

You'll need two large squares of red and green, and 8 small squares of your background fabric:
Draw a diagonal line on the reverse of the background squares.  Then place one on opposite corners of large squares

Sew 1/4 inch away from the line on each side
Cut on line and press background triangles out and you will end up with heart shaped units:
Place another background square on each corner.
Sew 1/4 from each side of line, cut on line and press background pieces out.  You'll end up with four flying geese units of each color.  Sew pour pairs with the green on the top.  Sew together as illustrated and you end up with a lovely Dutchman's Puzzle block!


1 comment:

Farm Quilter said...

Thank you for this pattern and the BOM!! I see this is block #2...where did #1 go? I looked on your Craftsy page and back in your blog but couldn't find it.