Welcome to Block 4 of our Happy Cloud Quilted Pot Holder Quilt along! Block 4 is made up of 8 flying geese. You could make 8 flying geese and arrange them how ever you’d like! I decided on this arrangement of them all pointing inward.
With this block I quilted by stitching in the ditch. I felt like It would show off the pattern more if quilted this way.
In the pattern for the Crazy Flying Geese block, we make the Flying Geese with the one at a time method. Some people prefer to make their flying geese with the No Waste – 4 at a time method.
With the No waste 4 at a time method you will need:
Color A: 1 – 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch square
Color B: 4 – 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 inch squares
Color C: 1 – 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch square
Color D: 4 – 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 inch squares
1. Take your large square (5 1/4 inch) and 2 small squares ( 2 7/8 inch). Lay the two small squares on opposite corners, right sides of fabric facing each other. Draw a line from one corner to the other diagonally. Pin in place. Sew a scant 1/4 inch from the drawn line on both sides. A scant 1/4 inch seam is a 1/4 inch that includes the width of your needle/thread. Cut down the center line. Press seam out.
2. Lay 1 small square (2 7/8 inch) down in the corner, right sides of fabric facing each other. Draw a line from one corner to the other diagonally. Sew a scant 1/4 inch from your drawn line. Cut down the center and press toward the small triangles. These geese should be 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Trim if needed.
The rest of the Block construction directions are listed in the PDF in my Craftsy shop!!
If you have already downloaded the Quilt-A-Long pattern, the block will now be available in your Craftsy account for download.
If you have not downloaded the Quilt-A-Long pattern yet, you can find it in my Craftsy shop!
Each Tuesday you will receive an email from Craftsy letting you know the new block is ready to download.
I will be filming a LIVE video in the Facebook group tomorrow (Wednesday Nov. 22nd) at 10:15am PST. To share tips and answer any questions. You can also share your progress in our Facebook Group!
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