Solstice Quilt Along
Just getting started?
Initial instructions are at the bottom of the page.
Are you ready for some flying geese?
For this block, you will need several sets of flying geese. The pattern instructs you to create these using the stitch-and-flip method. When using this method to create flying geese (and the ‘red’ sashing pieces), I always recommend stitching a thread or two outside the line drawn corner to corner. This allows a little wiggle room when pressing to make your pieces perfect.
For Block C today we’re making some full QSTs, along with those familiar four patches.
To make these traditional QSTs, we are going to create HSTs using the method from Block A, starting with squares measuring 5 1/2”. After these are sewn together and pressed, we are going to put two HSTs together and repeat the HST process to create QSTs.
Block B is remarkably similar to Block A, so this should go pretty quickly!
We have the same units as before - four patches in the corners, HSTs on the edges, and QST combo units in the center.
The main differences between between A and B are:
Make sure you’ve seen my cutting notes above before starting! Having that extra wiggle room to trim down your HSTs and QSTs can make all the difference.
I also found it helpful to write down which colors I was substituting for the colors listed in the pattern.
Now to sewing…
Solstice Quilt along - cutting instructions
A couple quick notes on cutting instructions:
Solstice Quilt Along - Getting Started
I hope you’re all doing well during this corona outbreak. I’m bringing you this quilt along to give you another project you can do from the safety of your own sewing room.
What you’ll need:
Fat quarters - 12 or more.
Light Background - 2 ½ yards
Medium Background - ⅝ yards
Border 1&2 - ⅝ yards EACH
Binding - ⅝ yard
Rotary cutter & rulers (I use a 6”x24” & 6 ½” square)
Pressing materials (best press, etc)
Sewing machine & neutral thread
The pattern shows the quilt put together in Christmas colors. I chose batiks in aqua, green & yellow.
When choosing fabrics, keep in mind that you want a good amount of contrast to make the blocks stand out.
Also keep in mind that most of the pieces in the quilt are 4” or smaller (finished), so very large prints won’t show up well in the blocks - save those prints for your border!