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Summer in the Country: Summer Kites

Summer in the Country: Summer Kites

Written by: 
Lisa Jo Girodat

Inspired by relaxing with friends on a lazy summer afternoon, porch swings, iced tea and laughter, Summer in the Country is here. Using Back Porch by Me & My Sister Designs, this collection is now available at your favorite independent quilt retailer.

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YIELD

12" finished block

INGREDIENTS

FROM FABRIC A, CUT:
* (4) 4” squares
* (2) 3⅞” squares cut once on the diagonal

FROM FABRIC B, CUT:
* (2) 4” squares
* (2) 3½” squares

FROM FABRIC C, CUT:
* (2) 4” squares
* (2) 3½” squares

FROM FABRIC D, CUT:
* (1) 6⅞” square cut once on the diagonal (you
only use 1 half)

FROM FABRIC E, CUT:
* (1) 6⅞” square cut once on the diagonal (you
only use 1 half)

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1. MAKE HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all Fabric A 4” squares. Place 1 square right sides together with Fabric B square. Sew ¼” away from each side of the marked line. Trim apart on line and press. Trim to 3½” square.

Repeat to make 4  Fabric A + B HSTs and 4 Fabric A + C HSTs, you will only use 3 of each.

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STEP 2. MAKE 4-PATCHES

Sew 4-patch units from Fabric B and Fabric C HSTs and squares as shown. Press.

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STEP 3. MAKE CORNER UNITS

Assemble corner units by attaching Fabric A rectanlges to the sides of HST unit as shown. Press.

Attach print triangle as shown to create a square unit. Unit should measure 6½” square. Repeat with remaining HST and triangle pieces.

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ASSEMBLE THE BLOCK

Join block units as shown. Trim block to 12½” unfinished size.

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Lisa Jo Girodat

Neverland Stitches

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