A CLOUD OF QUILT PATTERNS: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PATTERN IN BLOG FORM UPDATES & ADDITIONS BY BARBARA BRACKMAN

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Free Pattern for Flying Swallows & the Winner

Two weeks ago I showed some photos of this block
Flying Swallows or Circling Swallows
BlockBase #3758


The Give Away is over and BRIDGET is the winner of an Arnold's Attic jellyroll. She was the last to comment within the official time period.

Thanks to all commenters.




Here's the free pattern for a 12" block.
Rotary Cutting Instructions
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A - Cut 4 squares 4".

B - Cut 1 square 6-1/4". Cut diagonally twice to make 4 triangles. You need 4 triangles. 
C - Cut 16 squares 2-3/8". Cut each in half diagonally to make 2 triangles. You need 32 triangles.


D - Cut strips 1-1/2" wide. Cut 45 degree angles to make diamonds which are 2-1/4" on the sides. You need 24.
Here are the rotary cutting instructions from BlockBase.
I modified them to make it easier to cut and find the pieces.



I did these sketches using Metropolitan Fair fabric
plus some background.

A 12" block is rather small for so many pieces, but I chose that size because it would work with JellyRolls. You might want to make it 16" or 20"---it's easy to recalculate in BlockBase.

In the comments someone suggested hand piecing.
Good for EPP, English Paper Piecing too

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