Welcome to the first block of our Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along! Yay!! I’m excited to see everyone’s version of this block.
You can also find these downloads in my CRAFTSY SHOP.
Since some of you don’t care for the 4 at 1 time flying geese method, I’ve made a PDF that goes over what size pieces you will need to cut to make your flying geese with the 1 at a time method or by using half square triangles. This week we will be making the 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch flying geese.
Tips for making 4 at 1 time flying geese:
* Go slow when sewing for accurate seams
*Use an accurate scant 1/4 inch seam
* Make sure to read ALL the instructions and look at the diagrams closely
* Finger press your seams open before using your iron
* Press seams without steam if possible (Dry iron)
* When Pressing, press down with out motion. Moving your iron around a lot can distort your flying geese
Join me at 10am PDT (West Coast USA) in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM today for a LIVE Video to go over how to make this block. I will go over how to make the flying geese and answer any questions you have.
Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along Schedule:
September 19th – Download Fabric Requirements and Blank Coloring Sheet
October 2nd – Block 1
October 9th – Block 2
October 16th – Block 3
October 23rd – Block 4
October 30th – Block 5
November 6th – Block 6
November 13th – Block 7
November 20th – Block 8
November 27th – Block 9
December 4th – Finishing Instructions
My fabric’s for Block 1! I usually use yardage for my quilts. I have a bunch of Fat Quarters, so I thought try something different and go scrappy!