We Love French Knots or Clover and Violet. I used a lot of stem stitches, some satin stitches and some french knots. Oh and the hair and face were just regular straight stitches.
Now, before I give you the piecing tutorial, I just wanted to show some options with this block!
the Fat Quarter Shop. And by the way, they are one of the sponsors of Celebrate Christmas and are having all kinds of great deals!
Just one more option: 12 blocks. Ambitious, yes, but also gorgeous.
All seams are a scant 1/4". That just means not quite all the way to the 1/4" mark.
Block finishes 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" (12" x 12" in a quilt).
Fabrics: to make 4 blocks
1/4 yard of 6 contrasting fabrics, including one which will be used for embroidery. Fat quarters will also work. For one block only, just use scraps or fat eighths.
Cutting (per block):
6 1/2" square of white for center embroidery
4: 2 1/8" squares of lime print for corners
7 1/2" square of red trees
2: 4 1/2" squares of green dot
2: 4 1/2" squares of multi-colored dot and 2: 4" squares cut once diagonally
4: 2 1/2" squares of red dot cut on the diagonal once
Sewing the flying geese:
Start with the green dot squares and the multi-dot squares. Layer the 4 1/2" squares right sides together, and mark across the diagonal with a pencil.
Sew 1/4" on each side of the diagonal line. Then cut down the diagonal line you marked. Do this for both blocks, so that after cutting you now have four pieces. This is when I like to square the blocks up (to 4") using the Quilt in a Day Square Up ruler. However, you can also square them up after you press them open. Press to the green dot.
Now taking the 7 1/2" red tree print square, carefully place two of these blocks down. Take note of the direction of the diagonals and the placement of the prints. It needs to be just like the picture below:
Again, mark diagonally and then sew 1/4" on each side of this marked line. Cut apart on the diagonal line. After pressing, this is what you have.
Now layer with the multi-dot triangle:
I hope you enjoyed this block! It was really SO fun for me. If you make it, I hope you will add it to the Celebrate Christmas flickr group for a chance to win great prizes as well as to my Lilac Lane flickr group. Thanks for stopping by!
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1 John 4:16 NIV