Happy Tuesday to you! Are you ready to sew some more on our Winter Nights quilt?
Grab your Winter Wonderland book and turn to page 34 for the next steps in our sewing. We will be sewing up the star point units today.
We will be using the Fabric I squares along with the Fabric B rectangles to make flying geese units. You will be make 4 of these flying geese units for each of the 12 star blocks.
I like to "feed" the flying geese units through my sewing machine like this~
It gives the feed dogs something to hang on to right away as the pieces go through the machine and there is less chance of the fabric being sucked down the hole under the needle like when you start with the corner point.
On a fun little side note....I made 1/2 square triangles from the left over corners of the flying geese. I will be using these to make a little project that I will be revealing to you soon.
To make the little extra 1/2 square triangles, I took my ruler and drew a line 1/4" from the center on the back side of the Fabric B squares.
I like to use a Frixion pen to draw my lines because the pen marking disappear when you iron them...just line magic! I love this pens!
Then we will stitch on both sides of the drawn line.
Be sure that your drawn line is toward the outer corner. Cut on the drawn line.
Fold the triangle back and press toward to Fabric B.
Repeat with the other corner of the Flying Geese units.
Then trim up the 1/2 square triangle to 1 3/4".
Set the 1/2 square triangles aside for now and I will be back soon with the project that we will be using them in.
Now let's finish up those Flying Geese units.
P.S. Please use the hashtags #winternightsqal and #thisandthatpatterns so we can all see your progress! And I would love it if you would tag me @sherfalls too!