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Layer Cake Explosion – Step Three

I’ve gotten some feedback and it seems most of you are ready for the next step. IF you are not keeping up, please don’t worry! I am still working on both step 2 and 3 myself. Work at your own pace, whether that means completing the step the same day it’s posted, working ahead because you found the other steps on Craftsy, or putting along like I am and working on this along with several other projects. That being said, let’s roll right into step three!

This is a short step, making just four blocks that each consist of two flying geese. You may use the method below, OR you may use your preferred flying geese method. Just keep in mind how this method uses the layer cake and that you need to save your scraps after this step! WE WILL USE THEM LATER!

  • From your remaining layer cake blocks (there should be seven), cut
    eight (8) 5” x 9.5” rectangles.
  • From background fabric, cut sixteen
    (16) 5” squares.

 

*THESE ARE SCRAPS I USED TO SHOW THE FLIP AND SEW METHOD. THIS DOESN’T REPRESENT YOUR FABRIC. USE YOUR BACKGROUND FOR THE SQUARES, AND YOUR LAYER CAKES FOR THE RECTANGLES. I GRABBED OPPOSITE VALUES FROM MY SCRAP BIN.

 

  • Using a ruler, draw a pencil line on the diagonal of each of your background squares.
  • Place the background square, right sides together, with the large rectangle and sew along the diagonal line. For a perfect seam, sew a few threads shy of the line, on the side closest to the outer corner.

  • Fold the square out to make sure it is meeting up with the corner of the rectangle, and then you can trim off the excess if you like. This is called the “Flip and Sew” method.
  • Repeat this process for the other corner, then for each rectangle.
  • Pair the units up into four blocks.

 


Whichever method you use, you need to make four (4) flying geese blocks that consist each of two geese and measure 9.5″

Save your scraps!

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