Make the 1" x 2" Scrappy Geese Blocks

 
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I can’t believe it! We are down to our last set of blocks in the Scrappy Geese Quilt Along! Those tiny 1” x 2” Scrappy Geese. They are a bit crazy, but totally doable.

I have been blown away by the beautiful blocks (and quilts!) I have seen on the Instagram feed. (#scrappygeeseqal). We are almost to the end and the quilts are really starting to come together!

 
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Before we get started with this week’s blocks, I want to announce the winner my quilt patterns. Drumroll….. Rhonda @olemissreb78! Congratulations!

 
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Now on to our next task: Making 1” x 2” Scrappy Geese. These tiny geese make me sew happy. So cute! They are totally insane, but somehow do-able.

We will make 20 Scrappy Geese and sew them together into columns of 4, and add squares of fabric 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) 4 1/2” squares.

Instructions

 
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First, make the Scrappy Geese

  1. Print the twenty 1” x 2” 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 3” 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 4 1/2” squares 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 4 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 my stash of fabric

I am going to send one lucky quilter 8 fat quarters of fabric from my stash, especially curated for them. The odds of winning have been pretty good, so jump in and make those tiny geese blocks!


To be entered to win:

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

  2. Sew them together into five blocks

  3. Post a picture of your blocks on Instagram with the hashtags #scrappygeeseqal1 and #scrappygeeseqal and @sewn.by.leila.gardunia. Pictures must be posted by midnight September 1st to be considered.

 
 

Grand Prize! Quilting from Trace Creek Quilting!

I’m giving you a heads up, because you are not going to want to miss this. If you post a picture of your finished Scrappy Geese quilt top on Instagram by September 16th with the hashtags #scrappygeeseqalfinish and #scrappygeeseqal and @sewn.by.leila.gardunia, you will be entered to win free longarm quilting from Trace Creek Quilting.

Lilo has generously offered to donate batting (50/50 Cotton/Bamboo) and Edge to Edge Longarm Quilting Services for one quilt up to a queen size! What?!?

I just had her quilt six of my quilts and she is amazing! She will work with you to pick out the perfect quilting design for your quilt and has a great turn around time.

She also binds quilts (not included in the giveaway) and makes memory quilts and teeshirt quilts. Click on over to her site to see all of the services she offers.


Have fun sewing this week!