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Wild Goose Chase

Ever since I made this block I have wanted to do a flying geese sampler quilt.  I thought it might be fun to have you join me in my endeavor, if you feel so inclined.  I’ve made this little button from the block that inspired the whole thing.  You will also find it on my side bar if you would like to put it on your blog.

I spent some time yesterday sketching out classic flying geese blocks and designing a few modern ones to throw in the mix. 

If you want to join me in this Wild Goose Chase pop by every Wednesday for a how to on the block of the week.  I will be showing how to construct it using two methods.  First, my favorite and preferred method using the Nifty Notions rulers demonstrated here.  Next for those of you who may not have these great rulers (and I do recommend them)  I will have another method.

Meet me here next week for the first block.  I’m looking forward to this Wild Goose Chase that should lead us to a beautiful quilt.


  • Jennifer says:

    What a great idea! I'm super swamped but i'll definitely be following along and try to participate!

  • Michele says:

    I love your sketch!

  • Nancy D. says:

    What a great idea! I need practice on those jewels!

  • Victoria Findlay Wolfe says:

    Happy Geese making!!!! LOVE GEESE!!! your off to a good start!

  • hetty says:

    Flying geese blocks are my favourite! I'll be back on Wednesday!

  • Browndirtcottage says:

    This if going to be a good one!!

    Hope you have a great time at your retreat and get a lot done!!

  • WesternWilson says:

    I love flying geese too but have really struggled with finding a fast AND accurate method of assembly. I bought a great half square triangle DVD a year ago as HST's offer the same challenge…you need lots and they are tedious to make. I emailed the Triangulations DVD writer to ask if they would think of one geared to flying geese! So you can make tons accurately and at one go. While I wait for that, I use the "no waste method" for flying geese, and then trim the deliberately oversize geese down with a flying geese ruler (the Wing Clipper is one, Quilt in a Day makes one too). That way at least you are making 4 at a go!

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