Making a square in a square blocks
1. Using Fabric A – 4½” square, place one Fabric E – 2½” square on a corner and sew a diagonal line opposite the outside corner.
TIP Sew your line just a wee little bit to the right of the line (the side you’ll
be cutting off.)
2. Repeat on opposite corner. Trim ¼” seam and press to the new triangle corners.
3. Repeat with the two remaining Fabric E – 2½” squares.
Completed center square in a square block measures 4½”.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 with 3 more Fabric A 4½” squares and using Fabric E 2½” squares.
5. With the fifth Fabric A 4½” square, repeat steps 1-3 using Fabric B 2½” squares.
6. On EACH Fabric A/Fabric E Square in a Square unit sew one Fabric D 2½” x 4½” rectangle to a long edge; press the seam open.
Making no-waste flying geese units
1. Using the Fabric E – 5¼” square, place one Fabric B – 2⅞” square on corner with drawn line on diagonal of Fabric A square. Place a second Fabric B 2⅞” square on corner diagonal to it with drawn line in same direction – squares will overlap.
TIP I put a pin in the middle where the squares overlap to keep them lined up until I start sewing.
2. Sew ¼” away on each side of drawn line.
3. Cut ON drawn line and press seams to the added triangles.
4. Position a Fabric B – 2⅞” square on the Fabric E corner with drawn
line in direction of added triangles.
5. Sew ¼” away on each side of drawn line. Cut ON drawn line and press
seams to the added triangle.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 with second unit to make a total of 4 flying geese units.
Trim to make each flying geese unit 2½” tall by 4½” wide.
7. Make 8 more flying geese units, repeating steps 1-6 two more times using the two Fabric B – 5¼” squares and 8 Fabric C – 2⅞” squares.
Making half square triangles with flipped corner square
1. Draw one diagonal line on the back of EACH Fabric C 5″ square.
2. With Right Sides Together, sew one Fabric C 5″ square to one Fabric D 5″ square sewing ¼” away on each side of drawn line.
3. Cut on the drawn line to create 2 HSTs; press the seams to Fabric D.
Trim each HST to 4½” square.
4. Place one Fabric C 2½¨ square on the Fabric D corner, Right Sides Together,
and sew a diagonal line opposite the outside corner.
5. Cut on the drawn line and press the seam to the Fabric D background.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to add a Fabric C 2½” square to the second HST.
7. Repeat steps 2-6 to make two more HSTs with a flipped corner using the second Fabric C 5″ square, Fabric D 5″ square, and the two remaining Fabric C 2½” squares.
The main units for the batik quilted cushion cover are now ready. The quilt block construction methods made it easy to keep the focus on the Banyan Batik fabrics. I’ll give some time to catch up, join me tomorrow as we continue the cushion cover.