Sunday, July 1, 2018

Fireburst Mystery Quilt--Flying Geese and Square in a Square


Happy July 1st to everyone!  It's time to get cracking on the next set of instructions on the Fireburst Mystery Quilt.  In just a few days, here in the United States fireworks will be lighting up the sky in celebration of our independence so think of this as a small show of sparklers in preparation for our New Years fireworks.

This month we will be making a few flying geese units and a (yes one) square in a square unit.  That's not so bad, right?

Flying Geese

You will need one C rectangle and two A squares to make the Flying Geese units (remember to refer back to the cutting instructions chart if you need to).  Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the A squares.
Place an A square on top of the C rectangle, right sides together, and sew on the diagonal line.  Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line and press open or toward the A square.

Place the other A square on the opposite side of the C rectangle, right sides together, and sew on the diagonal line.  Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line and press open or toward the A square.

Use the chart below to construct the following Flying Geese Units.



Square in a Square

Using a Fabric 2 E square and four Fabric 3 A squares, draw a diagonal line on the wrong sides of  each A square.

Place a Fabric 3 A squares in the upper left corner of the Fabric 2 E square, right sides together.  Using the stitch and flip method, sew on the diagonal line and trim 1/4" away from the seam and press open or towards the Fabric 3 A square.

Place a Fabric 3 A squares in the upper right corner of the Fabric 2 E square, right sides together.  Sew on the diagonal line and trim 1/4" away from the seam and press open or towards the Fabric 3 A square.

Place a Fabric 3 A square in the lower right corner of the Fabric 2 E square, right sides together.  Sew on the diagonal line and trim 1/4" away from the seam and press open or towards the Fabric 3 A square. 

 Place a Fabric 3 A square in the lower left corner of the Fabric 2 E square, right sides together.  Sew on the diagonal line and trim 1/4" away from the seam and press open or towards the Fabric 3 A square. 


Your finished square unit should measure Baby-4.5" square and Lap 8.5" square unfinished.  The good news?  Your finished for the month.  We only need one.

Here are my pieces all stitched up.





So that's it for the month.  I hope these units sew up super quick for you.  Feel free to post your progress on our Facebook page.  You can also download a PDF file of these instructions for free here.  I cant' wait to see your progress.






11 comments:

Lisa J. said...

I'm happy to work on the next step! Yay!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

You have quite a grouping of quilts going! It's going to be fun seeing everyone work on the next set of instructions and share their progress.

piecefulwendy said...

Just in time for something for me to work on tomorrow! Thanks!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I'm just heading off to bed and this popped up . I look forward to making my next stage . I am not even trying to second guess how this will look !

KaHolly said...

Looks like a fun mystery quilt, Tish! Wish I was able to participate, and I’ll probably be sorry that I didn’t when I see all the beautiful creations at the end!

Cozy Quilts by Linda said...


This installment is coming with me to the cottage next week. I haven't made flying geese this way for some time, but am looking forward to all the little extras that we cut off. I'm saving all those bits.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Yeah for the next step.

Bernie Kringel said...

Yay! Something to look forward to. I am missing my sewing machine but will be home over the weekend. Looks like the piecing will go together quickly this month.

Susan said...

Doesn't look too bad. I need to start, but I've gotten behind on everything, so still looks like late summer, so I'll be bringing up the end of the parade. =)

Louise said...

Just finished! All my little geese are ready to fly :)

Susan said...

Hi, Tish, If I'm reading the chart correctly, I need a total of 20 FGs, right? I don't make mine this way, so I want to be sure I will have enough. 8, 4, 4, 4 for total of 20. I'm also doing scrappy, so this should be interesting! =)

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