Here is Block 13 of the Mystery Shuffle. There's clearly some strip cutting and sewing as well as making some more flying geese. Block 13 is designed by Bunny Hill Designs. |
We mentioned several times that you should play with the color values by placing them in different spots as the main block shows you. If you haven't already noticed, at the bottom of the instructions they also show you other color options. With Block 13 you have 3 choices!
•Once again, you'll be making Flying Geese in this block using the Easy Corner Triangles as noted by the pin symbol (as shown below in the red circle) on the block you will be making.
What this means is instead of cutting on the diagonal, you will sew on the diagonal. When you do sew, you might wish to sew ever so slightly to the right - one maybe two threads to the right - gives you just enough more fabric when folding over and pressing to make that block or angle square. After you've sewn your line, you then have the option of cutting away the excess fabric in the back or not. Sometimes you may not want to cut the fabric because it helps to keep the piece square, or to size.
• Remember that you can always consider fussy cutting the center 4-square, or really any of the pieces in this block, such as the 4 corner blocks to look all the same.
• One last thing to think about when making any of these blocks, whether to use steam or not when ironing the seams in the pieces as you put this block together. Using steam does cause your pieces to stretch. So you might consider just using a dry iron on a cotton setting. This way your block sizes will remain consistent.
Here is the FREE download for Block 13.
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