Another week, another block! How are your blocks coming along? This week Jo has brought us a fun block called Flying Geese Variation...you know I do love geese
What a difference in color! Photos were taken only seconds apart! I'll never be a good photographer. Pretend I tea dyed the top image.
Enjoyed making this block and used a 1" x 2" block loc flying geese ruler to trim the geese to a perfect 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" unit. I also used it to trim the center square in a square unit. Fabrics are from Rachel Remembered, but the red plaid is from Hope's Journey.
for the link to Jo's blog and the pattern page and Jo's tips.
The 3" Mini Penny block this time is the very same only reduced with dark corners and center.
Geese units are 1/2" x 1" finished. Make this with your favorite method . I found the no waste method to be the best for this size geese, but you could easily cut the green squares diagonally in an X and the cream squares in half diagonally.
Cut 2 green squares 2 3/8" and 8 cream squares 1 5/8". These measurements are oversized so that once sewn, you can trim to 1" x 2" using the 1/2" x 1" bloc loc if you have it. A regular ruler works too.
Please visit my friends to see what they have made this week. Links below.
and if you need to catch up, the following link is always available.
Block should measure 3 1/2" for a 3" finished block.
Remember, these penny blocks are my own thing, created originally from leftover fabric when trimming a block. No formal pattern is provided and are not part of the blockhead setting. This is something I wanted to do, to see what I could make from leftovers and now, miscuts, and whatever happens to be on the cutting or sewing table, to share and inspire. As the weeks have progressed, I've collected a lot of tiny scraps...nothing goes to waste.
Question of the Week....Do you put labels on your quilts?
Can you picture my head hanging low in shame???? No, sad to say I rarely make a label. I do however make them when a quilt goes to Market, or is in a quilt show, or for a photo shoot to be in a book...don't want them to get lost! I know, they should all have a label and all tell details of their birth, lol. But I have this time issue thing...not enough to go around. I'm doing well to get the binding done! Sshh, there are several quilts from Diva exchanges that are quilted and not bound....I said sshh, don't tell. ;-)
Reed and Wrigley are bonding. She is the sweetest kitty, and as big as Reed!
Reed is 2 months old.
Until next time,
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Super block! I can't believe how much Reed looks like you. What a cutie!ReplyDelete
Oh, and yes I do label all my quilts and I sign underneath the label with my name, date and Bath, Maine, just in case the label gets lost. I like to think I am saving future historians from frustration.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous block and fabric choices! I will join you in the head hung in shame for not adding labels to my quilts. I have one cousin who has bought 5 quilts from me for his family and insists that I label them, so I have 5 that are labelled!!ReplyDelete
Reed is adorable!