Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Country Corners Month #2

Hello Everyone,

It's time for Month #2 of Country Corners.  I started a new Country Corners tab at the top of the blog, so you can always check back and easily find the cutting directions.

Here's a different version using the fabrics in a different arrangement not sewn together.

This month, you will be making these components.

Square in a Square – (1) Directions on Page #12
Cut (1) Base 2-5/8” x 2-5/8” Fussy cut an attractive center
Cut (2) Corners 2-3/8” x 2-3/8” a complimentary color

Trim to 3-1/2 x 3-1/2”

Finished size will be 3” x 3”

Parallel Geese – (4) Directions on Page #22
Cut (8) Goose 3-1/2” x 2” from dark fabric
Cut (16) Wings 2” x 2” from light background
Make 4 of each parallel geese that look like the picture
Press half of them toward the goose, and press the other 4 toward the triangles
Make (4) of each that look like this
      Stitch them together and they will look like this image.  If you followed the pressing directions,   the seams will nest nicely together

     Trim to 3-1/2” x 3-1/2”

Finished size will be 3” x 3”

Half-Square Triangles – (8) Directions on Page #4
Cut (2) 5” x 5” squares – (1) dark and (1) light background.  Follow the directions to make 8 HST at once then trim them to:
Trim to 2” x 2”

Finished size will be 1-1/2” x 1-1/2”
Use (4) of the HST in the corner square triangle component.  Set the other (4) aside and use them in another block

Corner Square Triangles – (4) Direction on Page #24
Piece A – Use (4) HST you made in the previous step.  Set the other (4) aside for another block
Cut Piece B – (4) 2” x 3” Light blue
Cut Piece C – (2) 4-1/2” x 3-1/2” Dark blue (Pay attention to strips and read the little tipsy on page 27

Trim to 3-1/2” x 3-1/2”

Finished size will be 3” x 3”

When you attach Piece A to Piece B, place the light side of the HST next to the rectangle as shown in the picture 


The details directions for making these components are in my Patchwork Math book available HERE.

Remember, if you have any questions, I'm just an email away at patched55@comcast.net  The whole point of this BOM is to develop accuracy in your piecing.  By introducing a new component each month, your skill level will increase......trust me!



  1. Holy Smokes! It's been a month already?!?!?!?!? Stand Back! I've got work to do!

  2. Uh, oh....I'm with Nancie Ann. Just so you know, when you go to the tab up top and click on the block for Month 1, it takes you to this post. Thanks, Lynn!

  3. Oh nooooo. How can it be Month 2? I haven't even done Month 1 yet!