KT WinnerCongratulations to the winner of a 4-pack of KT Mini Charms! I hope you have fun with them.
Thanks a bunch to everyone who's following along on my first KT Stitch with Me. I'm thinking this is too much fun to only do once. Watch for information on the next Stitch with Me later this spring.
KT Stitch With Me - Week #3
We have a Floating Star with a Checkerboard border surrounded in red after Weeks #1 and #2. Now I'd like to share one of my favorite layered patchwork shortcuts - flying geese. This works with any size block, but starting with a precut square is the easiest. Simply cut the charm or mini charm diagonally once (/) to create 2 triangles with pinked 90 degree edges. These are your geese.
For this project, select 22 assorted dark MC (mini charm squares).
Cut: MC - (22) 2 1/2" sq. (/) cut once diagonally to yield 2 triangles for geeese
tan - (44) 2" x 3 1/2" background
(8) 1 1/4" x 17" sashing
Layer each triangle on a tan background rectangle with right sides up and bottom edges even. Place a dot of glue on each point to hold in place.
Topstitch 1/8" from pinked edges of triangles. Do not sew along the bottom edge of the flying geese since it will be in the seam allowance. Make (44) flying geese blocks.
Lay out flying geese in (4) rows of (11) geese each. Sew rows together; press toward geese points. Each row measures 3 1/2" wide x 17" long.
How easy was that? I would say genius, but I'm much too modest. :) These really are no-fail flying geese you can use for a million different projects. Here's one from Crazy for Minis that you could whip up in an afternoon!