Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Month 6: Mary Fielding Smith

This month's pioneer sister is Mary Fielding Smith. We introduced this block at our work meeting last night, and several sisters brought their first 5 completed blocks and got a prize! If you weren't able to join us, be sure and pick up her story and pattern on Sunday.  We will try and have another work meeting so stay tuned, and hopefully you can join us next time.

Her block is Duck & Ducklings:


To make this block, cut your squares as directed, then cut most of them in half diagonally, except for the center square.

Make four units using one dark triangle and one light triangle like this:

Then add another triangle and stitch along the straight edge of the dark triangle, make four. Press this triangle out, then repeat the process for the other side.

Your finished triangle units should look like this: (the left is sewn together, the right one isn't which is why it looks bigger)

Sew these units to the large triangle, forming a square.

Follow the diagram in the instructions to put the block together. Call me if you need help!  I always have a sewing machine out and ready if you want to come by and have me help you.