Monday, February 22, 2010


Out of main block fabric, cut 4 squares 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".
Piece these four squares together into a four-patch as below. Press all seams open.
Out of background fabric, cut 4 squares 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" and piece them into a four-patch as well.
Print or trace the block diagram onto the dull side of freezer paper and cut out. Cut out the kites and center square.
Iron the freezer paper block template to the right side of the main fabric nine patch, lining up the seam lines.
Cut out the shapes, leaving a seam allowance for turning under.
Lay the background fabric four-patch right side up on the table. Place the main fabric block section right side up on top of it. Line up all the seam lines.
Baste through all layers to secure them. Do not baste so close to the freezer paper edge that you won't be able to turn under the seam allowances.
Clip all the inside corners.
Turning the seam allowances under, reverse applique the four kites and the center square.
Remove the freezer paper and press.
Trim away the excess background fabric from the back of the block.


  1. OH MY! this quilt is beautiful, so much work, I Don't know if I could do this. beautiful works. HAPPY SEWING

  2. I am just starting now! I just found your blog because I bought the book. I hope you will keep this live even after you are done so we can refer to it as we follow. This is absolutely beautiful and I appreciate all the hard work that has gone into this. THANKS!!! Stephanie from Maryland USA