Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wild Goose Chase Block 1

Welcome to my Wild Goose Chase. 
First how to make our geese.  Either way you make your geese you will want to use 3 1/2" strips for the big geese, 2 1/2" strips for the medium geese, and 1 1/2" strips for the little geese.  You will also want a stip of your background fabric in each of these sizes. 

If you are using the Nifty Notions ruler here is how you will make your geese. 
For each flying geese you will use Nifty Notions Quarter Square ruler placed on your stip of fabric so that it coresponds with the width of your strip.  Cut out your geese.  For this block you will want
4- 3 1/2" geese
3- 2 1/2" geese
7 1/2" geese

Next take your coresponding background strips and cut 2 triangles using your Nifty Notions Half Square ruler.  I like to keep my strip folded so I cut both sky pieces at the same time.  This ensures that I have the flat top to line up on both sides of my flying geese.

Next line up the top and sides of your sky piece with your geese piece.  Sew in place.

Press open.
Next line up the other sky piece on your geese piece and sew in place.  Press open to create your geese.  Repeat with remaining geese neede for this block

If you don't have the Nifty Notions rulers here is how you will make your geese.
Cut
4- 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" geese pices
3- 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" geese pieces
7- 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"  geese pieces
8- 3 1/2" square sky pieces
6- 2 1/2" square sky pieces
14- 1 1/2" square sky pieces
 
Draw a diagonal line through all of your sky pieces.
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Place your sky piece on your geese piece.  Sew along diagonal line.
Cut off seam allowance.
Press open
 Place other sky piece on other side and sew along line.

Trim seam allowance

Press open.  Repeat with remaining geese.

For your block you will also need to cut from your sky fabric
10- 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles
2- 1 1/2" squares
2- 2 1/2"x 3 1/2" rectangles

Sew a 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangle on either side of each of the 2 1/2"  x 4 1/2" geese.

Sew a 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectanlge on either side of two of the 1 1/2"x 2 1/2" geese.

Sew three of the 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" geese on top of each other.  Then sew a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangle on either side. 

Next sew two of the  1 1/2" x 2 1/2" geese side by side then sew a 1 1/2" square on either side.  (I accidentally deleted this pic and it is now forever lost in cyber space.  But if you look at the next picture it is the top two geese you are making)

Now sew the two geese you just made on top of a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" geese.  Sew this on top of a 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" geese.  Set aside

Next sew your three geese unit to the top of a  3 1/2" x6 1/2" unit.  Set aside.


Next sew a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" geese unit to the top of one of your single 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" units.  Sew these on top of a 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" gees.

Then sew single 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" geese unit to a 2 1/2"x 4 1/2" geese unit.  Sew these to the top of the remaining 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" geese.

Following picture below assemble block.

YEAH!  You've completed your first Wild Goose Chase block.  Make sure you come back next week.  I'll have a new Wild Goose Chase block to complete.

7 comments:

  1. Great tutorial. I think I need to find one of those great rulers!

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  2. Ok stop with the crazy cute blocks....I'm supposed to be doing something else today!!!

    Great tut!

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  3. I love this block!! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I'm going to pin this. Hope you don't mind!!! I just don't want to forget where I saw it!!! Hugs Ariane

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  4. great tutorial I need to make some geese this month and you make it look easy :)

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  5. Love this block - very creative. And great tutorial too.

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  6. Lovely block! Thanks for the tutorial. I plan to make this today.

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  7. I came via Hetty's blog and really love your quilt along. I shouldn't start, but I am not sure I can resist ...
    Have a happy weekend!

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