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Quilt Block Pattern

 

Flying Swallows

Size: 12" Finished
Intermediate Level

Download Template Diagrams - PDF File

Flying Swallows Block
   

Cutting Instructions:
Background Print
... 4 squares 4" x 4"
... 1 square 6 1/4" x 6 1/4", cut in half diagonally to make 4 quarter square triangles

Burgundy
... 24 Template A
Light blue
... 32 Template B

ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1. Referring to Diagram I, "set-in" 3 burgundy Template A and 2 light blue quarter-square triangles. Sewing from "edge-to-edge," sew quarter-square triangle on each end of unit to make pieced-diamond. (NOTE: Pay close attention to layout of triangles when making pieced-diamond.)

Diagram I
Diagram I

Step 2. Using Diagram II as a guide, sew 8 pieced-diamonds together to make 8-pointed star. (NOTE: Pay close attention to layout of pieced-diamonds. "Swallows" (small diamonds) should rotate in a clockwise direction.)

Diagram II
Diagram II

Step 3. Set-in background 6 1/4" quarter-square triangles and 4" squares to complete Flying Swallows Block.

Assembly Diagram
Assembly Diagrams


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