Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Kansas City Star BOM #3

Yesterday, I decided to go ahead and make the next block in the Kansas City Star Block of Month, this month we are on block 3.

Block 3 - "Four Crowns", was first printed on November 22, 1933 in the Kansas City Star Newspaper. The block was a little more complex than the first two, I have done.

The block is easy to cut out. You are using 4 basic fabrics and cutting them into squares and rectangles.

Then you will be making 8 flying geese in two different colors of fabrics.  And 8 half-square triangles. Then you have everything prepared to start assembling the rows together. 

The first and last rows looks like this.  You combine the half-square triangle and the 2 1/2" squares to make the outsides and then sew the flying geese unit in the middle.

The next row in use the a little different color scheme, but are done the same way.  

The center unit combines the red and blue flying geese units together on the outside of a 4 1/2" square. 

Then you just sew all 5 rows together and you get the finished unit, measuring at 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" unfinished.

So far the units are looking pretty together.  Looking forward to next months release.

Today, I will be back in sewing, I'm finishing up some old block of months that have become UFO's.  

Have a great day, and say warm under a quilt!


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