Round Robin 2017




Use a variety of small prints, fat quarter bundle of 1930’s prints, leftover civil war small prints, tone on tone whites or plain white.  Some of the squares will be as small as 1.5” so plan accordingly.

Additional fabrics:

1 yd background fabric either white, cream,  or tone on tone small prints

1 yd backing fabric

¼ yd binding fabric

30 by 30” piece of batting


Press all seams open and use scant ¼” seam.


Fabric A for center (I used Santa) cut (1) 2.5” square and (8) 1.5” squares

Fabric B ( small red) cut (12) 1.5” squares and (4) 1.5 by 2.5” rectangles and (4) 2” squares

Background fabric:  (white) (4) 2.5” squares, 1.5” strip by WOF, cut into (4) 1.5 by 3.5 rectangles and (4) 1.5 by 2.5” rectangles.  Cut remainder into 1.5” squares.  (You will need many of these for the quilt, 16 for this section.  Cut another 1.5” strip if necessary and save the extra squares.

Cut (4) 2” squares.

Instructions for center block”

  1. Take the 2” fabric B squares and 2” white squares, mark the diagonal center and sew scant ¼” on either side of the line and cut through center diagonal to make total of 8 HST.  These should measure 1.5” square.
  2. Take one 1.5” fabric B sq sew to one HST, sew one HST to white 1.5” square. The red half of the HSTs should point to center of block for a butterfly effect.  Make 4.

Make 4 square in a square blocks using stitch and flip method.  Us 2.5” white square, with( 2) 1.5” fabric A squares and (2) 1.5” fabric B squares

For outer row, Cut 1.5″ strip of background fabric and subcut into (4) 1.5 by 3.5″ rectangles and (4) 1.5 and 2.5″ rectangles.  Sew to the 4 outer squares as shown above.  Make 4 flying geese using (4) 1.5 by 2.5 fabric rectangles and (2) 1.5 background squares. Sew as shown on picture to make outer row.

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