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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Blog Sampler Virginia Reel

This week’s block is the Virginia Reel.


Cutting Instructions:

Light fabric:     Cut 1  @ 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches square. Cut this square twice on the diagonals
                         Cut 4  @ 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches square. Cut these squares once on the diagonal.
Dark fabric:     Cut 1  @ 4 1/4  x 4 1/4 inches square. Cut this square twice on the diagonals.
                         Cut 4  @ 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches squares. Cut these in half once on the diagonal.


Using the photos below as a guide, pair up a light 2 3/8 inch triangle with each of the dark 4 1/4 inch triangles, right sides together. Sew a 1/4 inch seam on the long seams. Do the same with the dark 2 3/8 inch triangles and the light 4 1/4 inch triangles. You’ll end up with 8 units looking like this. Press towards the 2 3/8 inch triangle.
Pair up the remaining light 2 3/8 inch triangles with the dark 4 1/4 inch unit, and the dark 2 3/8 inch triangles with the light 4 1/4 inch units. 
Sew along the long seam on each one. You’ll end up with 8 units looking like this. Press towards the 2 3/8 inch triangle. You’ll end up with two sets of four flying geese, with opposite placement of the colours. Arrange these geese units as shown below, and sew together into pairs.

Arrange those pairs as shown, and sew together.

Go here for the finishing instructions. The dark triangles are on the outside this time.




















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