KT WinnerThe winner of the Crazy for Minis book and Bees 'n Blooms Mini Charm is
Vicki T - What a great way to make flying geese. I agree ~ GENIUS! I've never been afraid to make them the usual way, but doing it this way you erase the fear whether you'll be having to unpick seams because you've stitched too far in and lost your points. Love it! Thank you for showing us to make them this way.
So fun to see all your comments each week. Keep 'em coming!
KT Stitch With Me - Week #4Are you having fun yet? I can't wait for you to finish your MC Sampler! Now that we've pieced a star, surrounded it with checkerboard squares and a red border, we're ready to add our border of flying geese. Just for fun, let's make some easy pinwheels for the corners!
Cut: (4) 2 1/2" mini charm squares (X) - cut a square twice diagonally to yield 4 triangles
Tan background - (16) 2 3/4" sq.
Outer Border - (4) 2 1/2" x WOF (width of fabric)
Binding - (4) 2 1/2" x WOF
Select (4) dark MC squares for the pinwheels. I chose red, green, navy & purple. Cut each MC 2 1/2" square into (4) triangles, as shown.
|Cut (4) MC squares into 4 triangles each.|
Position the (4) matching triangles on the inside corners of (4) tan background 2 3/4" squares with triangle points even with tan background corner (no points extending); glue in place.
Topstitch 1/8" from raw bias edge of 90 degree angle of triangles with coordinating cotton thread. Remember, there's no need to stitch around the long side of the triangles since that will be in the seam allowance.
|Topstitch triangles 1/8" from raw bias edges.|
Sew (4) matching layered triangles together in a pinwheel block that measures 5" square; press as below.
|For the least bulk, press as shown.|
Trim (2) outer border strips to the length of your quilt. Pin and stitch to opposite sides of quilt center; press toward outer border. Trim (2) outer border strips to the length of the top/bottom of quilt. Pin and stitch to top and bottom of quilt center; press toward outer border. Quilt measures 30" square.
Sandwich quilt top, batting and backing using the method of your choice. Lois quilted in-the-ditch, following the seam lines and echo-quilting the layered patchwork on the star points, checkerboard and flying geese. Trim batting and backing. Bind with double 2 1/2" binding pieced end-to-end with mitered seams to at least 132" long.
Wahoo! We're done! Happy Dance! Treat yourself to a trip to the quilt shop!Thank you all so much for joining me here these past few weeks for the first ever KT Stitch With Me.I hope you've enjoyed piecing my MC Sampler using our layered patchwork technique as much as I have loved sharing it with you. Want more ideas using this method and Mini Charms? Grab a Crazy for Minis book for more inspiration for little quilts with lots of charm.
Comment here for a chance to win the Crazy for Minis book, plus a pile of mini charm squares leftover from all the projects in the book. What a great start to your next mini quilt!