Saturday, January 15, 2011

Pinwheel Geese

Some people signed up for the Rainbow Challenge with the intention of using it as a block of the month.  By collecting together 1-3 blocks each month you could create a stunning rainbow sampler by the end of the year.  This block is called Pinwheel Geese and it uses the same flying geese units made from 2.5 inch strips that showed up in the star blocks last week. 
You will need 12 triangles cut with the companion angle ruler in blue and 24 triangles cut using the easy angle ruler in white.  You will also need 4 rectangles that are 2.5 inches by 6.5 inches.  I love it when you can cut a whole block from one size of strips.  It makes life so much easier.
Assemble the triangles into 12 flying geese by sewing white triangles to each of the short ends of the blue triangles.  The flying geese should each be 2.5 by 3.5 inches when they are done.
Each quadrant of the block takes 3 of the flying geese unit sewn together end to end.  Press the seams away from the tips of the geese.
Next sew a white rectangle to the left side of each subunit with the geese flying up.  Each quadrant is sewn the same and then rotated to make the pinwheel in the middle.  Press toward the white rectangle and assemble the block as shown in the photo.  This block would be adorable with just the bottom goose in each block done in a contrasting color.

3 comments:

Helen in the UK said...

The pictures aren't visible on this post for me. All other pictures on the blog are fine :(

cq4fun said...

I see the pics. It looks great. I love flying geese blocks.

Helen in the UK said...

Thanks for fixing it, I can see the pictures now! The block looks great :)