Saturday, April 26, 2014

Rainbow Scrap Sampler - Flying Geese

Another traditional block, flying geese are such a versatile addition to many quilt blocks. There are so many different ways to make them. Today I used the sew and flip method, but I think my favorite is still the easy angle ruler.  Feel free to use the method you enjoy most, the goose unit in this block is 4.5 by 2.5 unfinished.
For the flip and sew method I used you will need:
3 rectangles of dark purple 2.5 by 4.5 inches.  
6 squares of light purple 2.5 inches each
2 long skinny rectangles of light purple 1.5 by 6.5 inches
Start by drawing a line down the center of each light colored square.
Place a light square on one end of the dark purple rectangle and sew on the line.  To get bonus squares, sew again parallel to the first line.  Flip and press the square, trimming between the two sewn lines to harvest your bonus HST unit.  Repeat for each of the three goose units.
Sew another square to the opposite end of each rectangle, following the same procedure.
Line all three goose units up and sew them together in a nice straight line.  Press away from the tip of the goose.
Sew one long rectangle to each side of the center unit and press away from the geese.  


Deb A said...

Now I have a plan for something to sew Sunday morning before work!

Barb said...

Look how they point!!! whohooo

Kate said...

Love the silver purple in this block.