Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wild Goose Chase~ A Baker's Dozen

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 are here.
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.


  1. very nice, thanks for the directions!

  2. I think you should now go bake something yummy. :o)

  3. Do you mean that this is the end of our goose chase? Darn! I love these blocks. Still have to work on last week's block. Hoping for rain so that I can stay in and sew.

  4. I really like that first flying geese block. Nice job!

  5. You are always such a smartie. I love these blocks.