Make the 2" x 4" Scrappy Geese Blocks

 
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Welcome back to the Scrappy Geese Quilt Along! We are almost half way done! Last week, we made five quilt blocks using the 3” x 6” Scrappy Geese and this week we will make blocks using the 2” x 4” Scrappy Geese. Remember you can see what everyone is making and cheer each other along by following and posting under the hashtag #scrappygeeseqal.

 

Before we get started with this week’s blocks, I want to announce the winner the Cotton Cuts Subscription Box. Drumroll….. Emily @vardewoman! Congratulations!

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You probably are a pro now at making these Scrappy Geese blocks, and we’ll follow the same methods this week. We will make 20 Scrappy Geese and sew them together into columns of 4, and add 3 1/2” x 8 1/2” 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) 3 1/2” x 18 1/2” strips.

Instructions

 
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First, make the Scrappy Geese

  1. Print the twenty 2” x 4” 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 4” 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 5 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 3 1/2” x 8 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 8 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 foundations here.


 

Giveaway from Me!

This week, the sponsor of the prize for finishing the blocks is me! (This finding sponsors thing takes organization and summer got in the way this week.) I will send the winner their choice of two of my patterns. (You can find all the patterns here.) If you already have all of them, (Thanks!) I’ll send you the next two patterns I launch.

 


To be entered to win:

  1. Finish piecing all twenty 2” x 4” Scrappy Geese

  2. Sew them together into five blocks

  3. Post a picture of your blocks on Instagram with the hashtags #scrappygeeseqal2 and #scrappygeeseqal and @sewn.by.leila.gardunia. Pictures must be posted by midnight August 18th to be considered.


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