Building Blocks III - FLYING GEESE

Posted by deonnstott on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Building Blocks III - FLYING GEESE
 Flying Geese
 
"Pieceful Beginnings" 
  • New to quilting? 
  • Want to try some quick, fun techniques? 
  • Want to perfect your awesome skills?
COURSE DESCRIPTIONThird in this series of "Quilting Basics," this lesson's focus is all about multiple ways to make Flying Geese quilt block units.  With the addition of today's blocks to the previous 2 month's lessons, you will have enough blocks to make a fabulous quilt!  Next month,  “Finishing School”:  setting, sashing, borders, and options for "growing" your quilt. 
Are you ready??  Let’s have some fun and get flying!!
 
COURSE INSTRUCTOR:   Deonn Stott at Quiltscapes 
COURSE SUPPLIES:
Yardage Requirements: 
Print #A ....................................  3/8 yard  
Coordinating Print #B ............  1 Fat Quarter (18” x 21”)
Background #C .......................  1/2 yard
Inner Border #D ......................  3/8 yard
Outer Print #E .........................  3/4 yard
Binding .....................................  1/4 yard
Backing .....................................  1-1/8 yards   
 
Helpful Tools:  Creative Grids 6-1/2 x 12-1/2" ruler, Starch or Sizing

Note:If you are just joining us, get started here with Tips, Tricks & Tools to assemble a basic sewing kit, then check our previous months' lessons, Building Blocks I - SQUARES, and Building Blocks II - TRIANGLES

COURSE INSTRUCTIONS:

Lesson III:  FLYING GEESE   PRINTABLE INSTRUCTIONS
Here are several fun ways to sew flying geese units:  one at a time from squares and rectangles; four at a time with no waste; leftover blocks; even a dimensional goose!  I love making Flying Geese without having to cut little triangles...
 
Flying Geese
 
 
Here's a link to my Flickr set with details of several different methods to make fast, fabulous Flying Geese:
→  PHOTO TUTORIAL ← 
View as a slideshow, or click ↑ on each picture for details.
 
 
Charts and Math Formulas to calculate multiple sizes for this and previous tutorials are available here:   QUILTER'S BIBLE

Flying Geese
Sawtooth Star and Dutchman's Puzzle
 
Dutchman's Puzzle
Fabric A:  two 5-3/4"squares
Background print C: eight 3-1/8" squares
 
 Sawtooth Star Block
Fabric A:  one 5" squares, four  3-1/8" square
Background Print C:  one 5-3/4" square, four 2-3/4" squares
 
 
Next Month, tune in on the 2nd Tuesday of the month for  FINISHING SCHOOL!
 
Hope you had fun trying some of these techniques!  If you have any questions, please post a comment, send an email or stop by my blog for a visit;  I'd love to hear what you've been up to!  Happy Quilting!

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Categories: Quilts, Sewing Basics


Comments

  1. Deonn, that's a great tutorial! I found it through the Quilt Story block tutorial page and mentioned it on a blog post (http://southbayquiltersguild.org/blogwp/2012/03/5-quilt-block-tutorials/). Note that I can't see the slideshow in Firefox or Internet Explorer. But you have provided a lot of detailed information. Thanks!
    by Sherilyn @ South Bay Quilters Guild
    March 20th, 2012 at 7:21 p.m.


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