It’s time for the next block on the baby quilt I’m doing for the Little Lady.
I love sun, and was called Sunny by a few people growing. So when I came across a sun block, I knew it would fit perfectly. (Remember how I said my son’s quilt is space??? It has a sun right in the middle of the quilt, so this fits perfectly, plus there’s suns in this fabric line I’m using.)
So here is my inspiration:
It’s linked to Lily’s Quilt, but I couldn’t seem to find the pattern. So I’m going to thank Lily for this beautiful block, and tell you how I made mine.
I do like hers a little better, but because I was working with only so much fabric, I had to make a few adjustments.
- 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ fabric A (for center)
- 4- 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ fabric B (for points)
- 4- 2 ” x 3″ white fabric
- 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ white fabric
- 2- 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ white fabric
- 2- 1 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ white fabric
First we’re going to make flying geese.
Take the 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ white square and lay two of the 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ fabric B on opposite corners. Note: they will overlap slightly in the middle slightly. Draw a diagonal line over the top of them.
Next sew 1/4″ on EACH SIDE of the diagonal line.
Then cut down the penciled diagonal line.
Press open toward fabric B.
You should now have two of these heart shaped pieces. Next lay another of the 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ fabric B on the white, bare corner. (On both pieces.) Draw a line from corner to corner.
Then sew 1/4″ on EACH SIDE of the diagonal line.
Now cut down the pencil line.
Press open toward fabric B. Trim to 2″ x 3 1/3″.
Here you now have four flying geese.
Okay, now it’s time to put it all together.
Here’s your lay out. We’re going to sew them in rows.
Row 1: sew 2″ x 3″ white fabric to the flying geese, then to another 2″ x 3″ white fabric.
Row 2: sew flying geese to 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ white fabric to 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ fabric A. Next add the 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ white fabric and then another flying geese.
Row 3: sew 2″ x 3″ white fabric to the flying geese, then to another 2″ x 3″ white fabric.
After each row is sewn, press towards white fabric pieces.
Now we’ll sew the whole block together.
Sew row 1 to the 1 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ white fabric. Then add row 2 and another 1 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ white fabric. Last add row 3.
Press toward white fabric strips and trim to 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.
And there you have it. Isn’t it beautiful???
So if you want to make the larger size here is your cut list:
- 2- 1″ x 11 1/2″ white fabric
- 2- 1″ x 5 1/2″ white fabric
- 4- 3″ x 3 1/2″ white fabric
- 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ white fabric for flying geese background
- 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ yellow fabric for center
- 8″ x 8″ yellow fabric for points
Now go out your bigger block together and trim flying geese down to 3″ x 5 1/2″. Completed block should measure 11 1/2″ x 11 1/2″.
To make the wall hanging like I did, I added a 2 1/2″ border. Quilt and bind.
Now go make some beautiful quilt blocks.
Supplies I Used to Complete This Project
- Riley Blake Happy Day Layer Cake
- Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Snow Fabric by The Yard
- Aurifil Cotton Thread White
- Fiskars Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat, 24×36 Inch
- Fiskars Comfort Loop Rotary Cutter, 45 mm
- Omnigrid Ruler Value Pack 2, Package of Four
- Janome 2030QDC-B Computerized Quilting and Sewing Machine with Bonus Quilt Kit
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