Today is the reveal of the block designs you have been working towards for months. All those elements will be used to make two different blocks.
Here we go!! Today I’ll reveal the two blocks, and give you a preview of the overall design. Starting with the flying geese units, lay out the geese pointing towards a center of a 4-1/2-inch square. Place the four patch units in the corners with the scrappy prints all towards the center and outside.
Sew in rows. I pressed these block seams towards the center.
Here it is finished.
You can see why we pressed the flying geese unit seams towards the point, as it now nests with the four patches.
For the second block, place the bar units with the background towards the center large square. Place the four patch units the same way as before. Sew in rows and press seams to the outside.
Putting the blocks together, the flying geese connect with the scrappy bars creating points. The four patch units create scrappy four patches between the four blocks at the corner. You’ll see a background star in the flying geese blocks, and there will be an overall on-point design that emerges as the quilt gets larger.
It looks like a lattice over a garden, doesn’t it? Can you see the on-point larger square emerging? These blocks are simply laid out on the floor. Next month I’ll show you how I finished mine. That is, if I get it finished, LOL!!!
I am planning a scrappy border too, to use up the leftovers from the fat quarter bundle. But we’ll see!! At the very least, I plan a first border of the same background white to finish off the lattice look.
Here is your final pdf – Scrap Dance Minuet – Block Reveal
What do you think of my Minuet in the Garden?
Update for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project – I now have two more slots for top makers to get longarm quilting done for a twin size or larger quilt for this project. Please fill out the Quilter Request Form if you have one that you can mail to the longarm quilter to finish. You must provide the top and backing, and the backing needs to be 8 inches longer and wider than the top.
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