Archive for August, 2011

Goose Block of the Month is launching NOW!

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

I was worried that we wouldn’t have internet service back in time to upload the debut of the Goose Quilt Block of the Month. Luckily  Irene was relatively gentle with us. We only lost power for an hour in the middle of the night and a neighbor lost a tree that he didn’t really like much any way. Cable and internet were not so lucky apparently as it took two days to get back online. Talk about a quiet house!

Our sunflowers took a beating, as expected, but I did manage to bring a few in before the storm. It does brighten up the house a bit, to say the least.

We also picked all the grapes off the vine in fear they would have been blown off and smacked up against the side of the house. No body needs a house with lots of purple spots on it! Needless to say, I am canning jam as I type this morning.

Attached you will find the fabric requirements and the first Goose block which I have generously renamed “Goose Puzzle”. You may recognize it by another name but it suffices to say that this block is composed of Flying Geese units so we are claiming it as our own!  This block uses the easy piecing technique of drawing diagonal lines on the background squares, putting them on top of a rectangle of goose fabric, sewing on the line and folding them back to make the background for the geese.  Pay attention to the pressing instructions. It will help the block go together easier.

Goose 9 BOM fabric requirements

Goose Puzzle BOM instructions

I noticed when I clicked on the link in my last blog entry, it did not take me to the expected quilt. I have corrected that but you can also click here if you need another look at the Goose Quilt.



New Block of the Month Coming Soon!

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

I have been remiss (what else is new…) this summer and not keeping up well with my blogging. I think of things all the time to share but somehow never quite get to the computer to post them. So, I’ve decided that in order to get back on a regular schedule, I will be posting another FREE Block of the Month. This one will be a version of one of my patterns that I will be retiring from my store. We will call it the Goose Quilt. Every block on it has something to do with Geese. In addition, there will different tricks to piece some of these geese.The quilt finishes 80″ x 80″.  You can also see it in my gallery.

Traditional piecing, paper piecing and quick piecing techniques are just some of the techniques used to construct this quilt.

So starting in September and running for 10 months, I will post a new block on the first day of each month. The border and finishing instructions will be the final installment. All this will be happening through my blog so make sure to check in on a regular basis. But don’t worry if you miss the postings. You will be able to find out what you missed by clicking on the Free Block of the Month heading under Catagories on the right side of the page, just under the archives. I hope you enjoy the process and don’t forget to send pictures!