Make the 4" x 8" Scrappy Geese Blocks

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Welcome back to the Scrappy Geese Quilt Along! Last week, we made five quilt blocks using the 5” x 10” Scrappy Geese. There were some real beauties! I’ve posted pictures of some of them below. So many options! Remember you can see what everyone is making and cheer each other along by following and posting under the hashtag #scrappygeeseqal.

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Before we get started with this week’s blocks, I want to announce the winner the Mashe Modern fabric bundle. Drumroll….. Lisa @ygachik! Congratulations! Remember, everyone else can get 10% off their order when they sign up for the Mashe Modern mailing list.

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Now that we’ve made the large 5” x 10” blocks, we’re going to work on the blocks made with the 4” x 8” Scrappy Geese. We will make 20 Scrappy Geese and sew them together into columns of 4, just like last time, but this week, we will add strips of fabric on either side to bring the blocks up to 10 1/2” wide. All of the cutting instructions for the strips and background triangles can be found in this post. This week we will need the (10) 1 1/2” x 16 1/2” strips.


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First, make the Scrappy Geese

  1. Print the twenty 4” x 8” Scrappy Geese foundations in the Complete Scrappy Geese pattern bundle. Measure the foundations to make sure they have printed to size.

  2. Foundation paper piece all 20 blocks. (If you have favorites you can make them more than once, just make sure there are a total of 20 when you have finished.) If you are making each column of flying geese a different color, make four Scrappy Geese in each of your five colors.

  3. Use the twenty 6” background squares cut in half from corner to corner as the background triangles in the blocks. (Find all the background fabric cutting instructions here.)

Then sew the Scrappy Geese together into 5 quilt blocks

  1. Lay out the Scrappy Geese in columns of 4, all pointing the same way. Arrange by color, if desired.

  2. Sew together.

  3. Repeat to make 5 blocks with 4 geese in each block.

  4. Remove paper at the seam allowance and press.

  5. Sew the 1 1/2” x 16 1/2” strips to both sides of the flying geese blocks. Press towards the strips.

  6. Repeat to make a total of 5 blocks. The blocks will measure 10 1/2” x 16 1/2”.

If you need a refresher on how to foundation paper piece, I’ve written up a step by step tutorial. It will guide you though step by step. And you can find the Scrappy Geese patterns here.


Giveaway from Fat Quarter Shop

This week, the sponsor of the prize for finishing the blocks is the Fat Quarter Shop. They have provided a $25 Gift Certificate that can be used for anything in their shop. And boy, there are a ton of options! Yardage, bundles, notions, and patterns. There is literally something for everyone. And did you know they have 24-Hour Flash Sales? Crazy good deals that are only good for 24 hours. You can find them here.

To be entered to win:

  1. Finish piecing all twenty 4” x 8” Scrappy Geese

  2. Sew them together into five blocks

  3. Post a picture of your blocks on Instagram with the hashtags #scrappygeeseqal4 and #scrappygeeseqal and Pictures must be posted by midnight July 21th to be considered.

Have fun sewing geese this week! I can’t wait to see what you make!