Happy Monday! I can't believe we are almost to Thanksgiving already. Melanie has a beautiful block for you this week! I hope you are enjoying this quilt-a-long as much as I am! I love flying geese blocks so this is one of my favs!
Hey sweet friends! It's Melanie ( @southerncharmquilts ) here again.
This round I'm going to be taking it easy on you. I know that was quite a bit last time with the floral collage blocks. Take a look at some of the other participants blocks here. But also, for those of you in the US, this is Thanksgiving week and I'm sure you have many boxes to check off your list. Something easy peasy is just what we need, I think!
Before I dive into all the details, if you are new to the quilt along and want to jump in or are behind and need to catch up, all posts are located on this page.
We are making two rows of flying geese. Yes! See I told you it would be a something simpler this go around.
I'll be using Lively Rosebuds in Burst from the Wild Bloom fabric collection. Available here from: Hawthorne Threads, Fat Quarter Shop, and Pink Castle Fabrics.
I'm also using Miss Thread in Anew. I couldn't find this fabric available anymore, but you can find similar Bari J fabrics here: Bobbie Lou's Fabric Factory (currently having a sale), Hawthorne Threads, Pink Castle Fabrics, and Fat Quarter Shop. (those links will take you directly to Bari J fabrics.)
Download your PDF pattern here for the flying geese.
We are only making two rows of flying geese. There are six flying geese per row.
A little more for beginners
If you need a little bit more help than the PDF offers, please enjoy this video. I've included some chain piecing instructions as well to help this process go a little more efficiently.
- Draw your lines somewhere comfortable while enjoying something else. This can be a slow down period for you to unwind.
- Chain piece the squares onto the rectangles for more efficient sewing.
- Don't pull or tug on your flying geese units as this will distort their shape.
There's not a giveaway this week, but please still share your progress on IG using the #barijquiltalong. I love seeing what you are making and connecting with you!
Have a good week everybody!
Pink Castle Fabrics has offered a discount for us to you. You can use code "BariJ" to receive 10% off all Art Gallery Fabrics including Bari J.'s Wild Bloom.
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Hi Barbara. I’ll check with Melanie and let you know!
Thank you for this wonderful quilt-a-long, and for all the work you have put into it!
As I’m new to some of these blocks and techniques, it would be helpful if you would provide the finished size for each block.
And…if our blocks come out a bit “shy” or “undersized”, as mine did on the first block, La Fleur, what would you recommend? For example, if my block is 15.25" vs. 15.50", my ideas were to do the final quilt piecing of La Fleur at 1/8" seam allowance; or perhaps add an additional coordinating strip to each block side, then “square-up” the block to 15.50", so to have the necessary 1/4" seam allowance for final piecing.
I will be working on my scant 1/4" going forward : )
Appreciate any tips!