It’s been my pleasure this month to contribute two 6″ quilt block patterns to the Moda Bake Shop’s “Countdown to Christmas” – Wrapped Up on December 17th, and today’s Christmas Eve post, Christmas Geese.
This is one of those blocks that looks a lot more complicated than it is, and the 12″ (finished size) version is totally TQable, which means it can be made entirely with self-made precut scraps from my Thrifty Quilter scrap system.
For each Wild Goose Chase block, you will need:
16 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles. I used four sets of four matching rectangles.
32 2.5″ x 2.5″ white squares
1 4.5″ x 4.5″ print square. This may be a fussy-cut
Step 1 is to make sixteen Flying Geese units, using the white squares and print rectangles. I used the same Stitch-n-Flip method as in the Moda Bake Shop post.
Step 2 is to sew the Flying Geese units together. I sewed my green geese into pairs, and sewed the red geese into strips of four.
Step 3 is to sew three rows.
Step 4 is to sew the three rows together to complete your Wild Goose Chase block.
So you now have a 6″ version of this block, and a 12″ version.
If you want an even quicker quilt, use 3.5″ squares of white and 3.5″ x 6.5″ print rectangles to make your Flying Geese, and a 6.5″ center square, and you’ll have 18″ finished blocks!
So far, I have contributed two quilt “recipes” to the Moda Bake Shop: Big Sky and Stargazer . There are two more coming in January. Be watching for Snowbirds on January 4th, and Anne’s Windy Day Quilt, scheduled for January 20th.
Merry Christmas from Sweetgrass Creative Designs!