August 9, 2011

Corn and Beans #22

This is The Farmer's Wife Block #22.
I will refer to the fabric colors in the book.

Begin with 2 yellow and 2 cream 1-7/8" squares, right sides together, create 4 half square triangles
Add a half square triangle to a cream 1-1/2"x 2-1/2" this 4 times.  Stitch 2 of these units together for 2 sets.
clip the seam...and press so half the seam is pressed up and the other half is pressed down.  (click on photo for closer look)
Using a 45* angle, draw a diagonal line like shown below passing through the intersection by lining the 45* line with the edge of the unit.
Flip the unit around and mark the other side. With rights sides together...use a green 2-1/2"x 3-1/2" rectangle for one unit and a cream 2-1/2"x 3-1/2" rectangle for the second unit.
Stitch each unit on the drawn lines, then cut apart using a 1/4" seam allowance
 You will have 4 of these.....  
This is called the Triple Triangle method
(click on the blue Triple Triangle method above for a free printable download)
Next create 'No Waste' Flying Geese.  
Using a 3-1/4" green square, place two 1-7/8" cream squares like this shown below. Draw a diagonal line and stitch a 1/4" on either side of the drawn line.
 Cut apart
Press triangles up and stitch another 1-7/8" cream square, marking a diagonal line and stitching a 1/4" on either side. Cut apart and 4 Flying Geese will appear!
The side triangles are created by cutting four yellow 1-7/8" squares cut on the diagonal for a total of 8 triangles. Add these to both side of your Flying Geese units.
Sewing placement of block:
(different than what is shown in the book)
Triangle corners are added last, finger pressing to establish the middle and pin through the intersection of the bottom pieced fabric. Triangle corners are created using two cream 2-7/8" squares cut on the diagonal for a total of 4 triangles.
 There you have it!  Corn and Beans!!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful block and thank for showing the how to!

    Carolyn :)



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