Trade Winds - Page 2

Sew  "flying geese" units out of each Color 2 rectangle and Color 1 and Color 3 squares. To do this, place a Color 1 square lined up with the left end of a Color 2 rectangle, right sides together. On the back of the small square, lightly draw the diagonal. Sew on this drawn line. Cut off the excess seam allowance and press the remainder towards the darker fabric. Repeat this with a Color 3 small square on the other end, drawing the diagonal in the opposite direction. Make eight geese as shown at top left and eight as shown at bottom left.( Placement of squares reversed on the bottom left ones!)

Now sew pairs of Like geese together, again using a 1/4" seam allowance. Make four as shown at top left, and four as shown at bottom left...

 Sew the pairs of geese together as shown at left. Make four units like this...

In the same manner in which we made the flying geese units, sew the remaining four Color 1  2" squares to the corners of the Color 3  6-1/2" center square...

Now lay out all your units as shown at left. Sew three horizontal rows, pressing the top and bottom row seams to the outside, and the middle row seam to the center. Join the rows, and you are all done!   ...on to Page 3!


Here's a Fabric Saving TIP! When making Flying Geese Units as shown above, sew together those corner snips that you are cutting off. You'll have a bunch of Tiny Half Squares all sewn! They're great for use in other projects, as filler between blocks of different sizes, for potholders, coasters, doll name it!


May 7 2003   Marcia Hohn

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