Monday, August 21, 2017

Colorful geese

  My favorite block has to be the flying geese block.  I've added them to many of my quilts.  Sometimes paper-pieced, sometimes improv and most often created with the no-waste method. (tutorial)

These were paper-pieced and made with these yummy colors of American Made Brand Solids.

While on vacation earlier this month, I made all the geese and used my seam ripper more times than I usually do.  (And that is saying a lot!)

I am working on assembling the quilt top - this is as far as I have gotten.  After measuring out the gray fabric multiple times before cutting, the first time I sewed it together - without pinning - it was too short.  Seam ripper was called into service again, everything was remeasured.  Measurements were cut correctly.  It was my lack of pinning that was the issue.

More geese yet to sew together but taking a break from this one for a few days in the hope that when I return, I'll be able to ignore that seam ripper!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. How are you making the geese? I call geese my nemesis block. ;)

  2. Flying geese are a versatile unit -- whether the blocks are just the geese or they're added to other units (e.g. in sawtooth stars). Your bright-on-gray version is a great flock!

  3. I just finished a flying geese mini top. I too, LOVE the geese. But not the real ones, just the fabric ones! Lovely colors in your top.

  4. I saw that American Made fabric at the first quiltcon and fell in love. I adore those colors!

  5. Pinning really does make a difference!! Great geese!

  6. Love all the colors and they look perfect to me!

  7. I love these!! Can't wait to see the finish.


Thanks for visiting Elm Street Quilts. Looking forward to hearing from you!