Welcome, Ravelry Quilters!! This post is for the RavBOM 2016 participants. Block 2 for our Block of the Month program was my choice. It's a block called Starlight Geese.
Would you like to see how the block is put together?
I thought some of you might, so here is how I put my 10" block together...
I chose my background fabric and cut it once on the diagonal:
Fabric 2 makes your "geese" and I wanted to do something a little different from the pattern so I chose a nice bold red and cut that TWICE on the diagonal:
Fabric 3 makes your center star. You need 3 squares. One is left uncut and 2 are cut ONCE on the diagonal for your star points:
I "audition" my cut pieces before sewing:
As you can see, I chose to build from the star out:
Double check that you have everything laid out properly:
You should have ONE "dog ear" when using these instructions:
This is what one set of triangles will look like...
... And this is what the other set will look like:
FOUR of the star/geese set:
EIGHT of the background/geese set:
HERE is what your interim units will look like...
... And HERE is how you add on your 2nd "goose" triangle for the background. Make 8:
FOUR will look like THIS, with ONE triangle of each color:
Below, you will see that I pressed my seams AWAY from the central triangle:
The FRONT of the unit will look have "dog ears" to be trimmed:
Trim the POINT so that you have a QUARTER-INCH seam allowance:
The SIDE "dog ears" get trimmed EVEN with the EDGE of your unit:
PAIRS of units are sewn together and then sewn into ROWS...
... Which are sewn together to make the block:
I hope this photo journey through my process helps.
Until next time...