Block 11 Corn and Beans
This week's block has a lot of pieces but is fairly easy. I'm going to show you a new way to make flying geese units, too.
Next, using 2 beige 3-7/8" squares cut on the diagonal, add to the unit made above. This will give you the 4 corners of the block.
Flying Geese x 4
Using the 4-1/4" green square and 4, 2-3/8" beige squares, do the following steps:
Place 2 of the beige squares right sides together with the green square, aligned as shown. Draw a line across the center of the beige squares and sew 1/4" to either side. Or, in the photo above, I used the Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Ruler and drew the 2 sewing lines.
I've had the rulers for a while and never tried them. I'm happy with the results - I think I was more consistent sewing on lines rather than using the foot to guide me along a center line. These are available anywhere that sells sewing notions. If you are like me and have them lying in a drawer, give them a try.
After sewing the two lines, cut the diagonal between the sewing lines.
Cut on the diagonal between the sewn lines; press. You now have 4 flying geese units for your block.
Make 1 4 patch using the 2" green and beige squares.
Make 2 of each
Thanks for visiting today. I hope you all have time to quilt!