Yesterday, I took a little time off of Pattern designing and made the newest Block of the Month for the Kansas City Star Quilt.
month is Block 7 - "Corn and Beans" which was first published in 1930.
This block is a variation of the "Shoo-Fly" block. This was a fun and
charming block to complete.
You start preparing for the patches, by making 4 flying geese and 12 -2 1/2" half triangles.
you can start the center blocks by making half Square blocks. You
start with combining 2 1/2" square block with triangle on each side to
make a large triangle then sewing the brown triangle to make a large
half Square block that measures 4 1/2".
for the other center unit you need to combine 2 1/2" square with an 2
1/2" half square triangle to make a row. Then sew a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
rectangle on the bottom of the squares that were just combined.
Next you need to sew 2- 2 1/2" square on both sides of the flying geese unit. Now that all the blocks are now complete you sew them all together to get the final block(above).
Block 7 is now complete, just 5 more to go.
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