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Wild Goose Chase~ A Baker’s Dozen

By May 23, 2012March 31st, 2020Blog

Running a little late today, been busy on my own Wild Goose Chase.  This will be the last Wild Goose Chase, and because I have baking in my blood, my grandpa, and great grandpa both owned bakeries and my mom decorated wedding cakes while I was growing up.  It seems fitting to leave you with a baker’s dozen when it comes to our Wild Goose Chase blocks.  First this one…

Then this one.

 For the first block you will need.

6- half square triangles made from 3- 5″ squares of sky fabric and 3- 5″ squares of geese fabric or 6- half square triangles of each cut with your Nifty Notions ruler using 4 1/2″ strips.  Instructions for making half squares arehere.

6- 3″ squares

6- 1 1/2″ squares

2 – 2 1/2″ x 12  1/2″ rectangles

Draw a line on each of your 3″ squares.

Place a 3″ square on the corner of a half square triangle with right sides together and sew on line.

Trim seam allowance and press open.

Draw a line diagonally through each of your 1 1/2″ squares and repeat process as you did with the  3″ square.

Sew two of these units together to form flying geese.

Sew your geese together in a row.

Sew the 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ strips on either side of your geese row and your block is done. 🙂

For your bonus block you will need. 

8- 2 1/2″ geese (instructions here)

4- 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles

4- 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangles 

Sew a 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle to the top of 4 of the flying geese.

Sew the remaining 4 flying geese to the top of each of these units.

Sew a 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle to the right side of each of these units.

Then arrange them into a pinwheel.

Sew together and enjoy your block.

Hope you have enjoyed our Wild Goose Chase.  Let me know when you have finished blocks and/or quilts.  I would love to see them.

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