Make the 3" x 6" Scrappy Geese Blocks

 
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Welcome back to the Scrappy Geese Quilt Along! How are you doing? Feeling good? Motivated and excited? I hope so!

Last week, we made five quilt blocks using the 4” x 8” 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 Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate. It is….drumroll….. Kami @kamihoffheins! Congratulations and thanks so much to the Fat Quarter Shop for their donation.

 
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We’ve made the large 5” x 10” and 4 x 8” blocks, now we are moving on to the 3” x 6” Scrappy Geese. This is my favorite size! We will make 20 Scrappy Geese and sew them together into columns of 4, just like last time, and 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) 2 1/2” x 12 1/2” strips.

Instructions

 
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First, make the Scrappy Geese

  1. Print the twenty 3” x 6” 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 5” 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 2 1/2” x 12 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 12 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 Cotton Cuts Collective

Cotton Cuts Classic Box

Cotton Cuts Classic Box

Modern Maker Box

Modern Maker Box

This week, the sponsor of the prize for finishing the blocks is Cotton Cuts. Cotton Cuts delivers beautiful boxes of fabric, patterns, and thread to mailboxes every month. They have two main subscription boxes: Modern Maker or Cotton Cuts Classic box.

They will send one lucky winner their choice of box! The Modern Maker contains three 1 yard cuts of fabric and the Cotton Cuts Classic box has 12 coordinated fat quarters. Both boxes also come with a quilt pattern and fun extras.

And if you aren’t a fan of rotary cutting, you’ll want to check out their Puzzle Mystery Quilt. It comes with all the pieces PRECUT. Plus, it is available in multiple fabric ways, everything from batiks to modern. (This is not an offered prize, just something fun they provide.)

 

To be entered to win:

  1. Finish piecing all twenty 3” x 6” Scrappy Geese

  2. Sew them together into five blocks

  3. Post a picture of your blocks on Instagram with the hashtags #scrappygeeseqal3 and #scrappygeeseqal and @sewn.by.leila.gardunia. Pictures must be posted by midnight August 4th to be considered.


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