Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Country Corners Month #3

Hello Everyone,
A couple of you requested a "simple" block, so this month's block isn't as complicated at the last two blocks. But this is the only month when I'm going to let you off the hook! 

Here are the following components that you will be making this month.  Notice that the components below are a bit different than the block above.  I changed things around, for instance the flying geese have a light fabric in the goose part.  In the block at the top, the gold is used in the goose section.

You can arrange and re-arrange the components in the following ways....and I'm sure there are probably more!

Here are the cutting directions:

4-Patch in a Square – (1) Directions on Page #14

      For 4-patch

Cut (2) Squares 2-1/8” x 2-1/8” Medium fabric

Cut (2) Squares 2-1/8” x 2-1/8” Dark fabric

For second set of corner squares – Follow directions on page 12 to attach the corners to the 4-patch

Cut (2) squares 3-1/8” x 3-1/8” Blue fabric 

Trim to 5” x 5”


Flying Geese – (4) Directions on Page #17

Cut (1) Goose 6” x 6” from dark fabric

Cut (4) Wings 3-1/4” x 3-1/4” from light background

      Trim to 5” x 2-3/4”

Y-Squares– (8) Directions on Page #10

Cut (2) 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” squares – for Piece A – light fabric

Cut (2) 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” squares – for Piece B – medium fabric

Cut (4) 3-1/8” x 3-1/8” squares – for Piece C – dark fabric

Trim to 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”

You will only need (4) so put 4 aside for another block.  Take a good look at them after they are made.  See how they look like they are rotating in different directions?  Select 4 of the same for each block

If you are new to Country Corners and would like to join along, I post the cutting directions for a new block on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.  You will need to have the Patchwork Math book which you can buy HERE at In Between Stitches.

In a way this is a mystery quilt.....since it is a mystery to me how it is going to turn out!  I've been playing around with the setting blocks and layout in PowerPoint and it is going to look something like this, colorful, scrappy blocks set with Courthouse Steps blocks.  My goal is to have you use up scraps, learn new techniques and have fun.  I don't know what the finished size will be yet.  I'm making additional blocks in leftover fabrics, and I'm going to incorporate more from my stash.  Like I said......"It's a Mystery".....and the pieces will eventually fall into place. 

One of our good customers at the shop is working hard on her blocks and she sent me a picture.  Here's what Eilene made for the first two months!  Pretty impressive don't you think?  She is making four blocks per month using fabric from her stash.  She has great color combinations and she loves making the variations using her different components.  This is a perfect example of component quilting.  Make the components, then play with your results, and be creative.
I'm off to see my girls at Sew'n Wild Oaks class this morning.  Preview Party tonight at the Purple Orchid Resort and Spa.  It's going to be a fun day filled with quilted beauty.



  1. Yay! I can go home and play in the stash tonight and sew this weekend! I really love that trio of blue, gold and cream together, very soothing.

  2. I am doing two of each month's block in different settings - such fun and I am already thrilled with what I am seeing.

  3. These blocks are looking great and I love what you've done so far and from that last photo, some of your students are so talented as well. Take care.

  4. Actually I made 2 blocks for the first month and I got carried away and made 9 blocks for month two. It was my husband who came up with the component placement. I just hope that I can control myself and not make 36 blocks from month three!!!