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Summer in the Country: Cherry Pie

Summer in the Country: Cherry Pie

Written by: 
Jessica Dayon

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.

Cherry Pie is a bonus block in the quilt-along.

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Jessia's finished quilt is shown below.

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YIELD

12" finished block

INGREDIENTS

FROM FABRIC A, CUT:
* (2) 3⅞” squares, cut each square on one diagonal yielding 4 triangles

FROM FABRIC B, CUT:
* (2) 3⅞” squares, cut each square on one diagonal yielding 4 triangles
* (4) 2” squares
* (4) 2” x 3½” rectangles

FROM FABRIC C, CUT:
* (8) 2” x 3½” rectangles

FROM FABRIC D, CUT:
* (4) 3½” squares

FROM FABRIC E, CUT:
* (1) 3½” square
* (8) 2” squares

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1. MAKE HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES

Using 1 Fabric  A and 1 Fabric B triangle,  make 1 half square triangle (HST). The HST should measure 3½” square, including seam allowance. Repeat these steps to make a total of 4 HSTs.

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STEP 2. MAKE FLYING GEESE

Using (2) 2” squares of Fabric E and (1) 2” x 3½” piece of Fabric A, make 1 stitch and flip flying geese unit. This flying geese unit should measure 2” x 3½”, including seam allowance. Repeat these steps to make a total of 4 flying geese.

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STEP 3. MAKE 3 PATCH

Using (2) 2” x 3½” rectangles of Fabric C and (1) 3½” square of Fabric D, sew the pieces together as shown. This unit should measure 3½” x 6½”, including seam allowance. Repeat these steps to make a total of 4 units.

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STEP 4. ASSEMBLE STAR

Using the pieces made in step 2, the (4) 2” squares of Fabric B, and (1) 3½” square of Fabric E, make 1 star block, as shown. Each block should measure 6½” square, including the seam allowances.

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ASSEMBLE THE BLOCK

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

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