Monday, January 7, 2013

Curve It Up Block #6 - Curvy Geese

I love traditional Flying Geese blocks and this is a fun curvy variation!
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Cut (16) 5.5" x 5.5" focus fabric squares (blue)
Cut (4) 5.5" x 5.5" background (orange)
Cut (12) 5.5" x 5.5" background (white)
 Position QCR on a few 5.5" squares.  Fabric above ruler should be at the 3 7/8" and 8 1/8" marks and bottom left point is on the 6" line at the 5.5" intersection.  See red circles.  Using your rotary cutter cut in the curve cut-out.  Repeat for all 5.5" squares. (Note: I have drawn lines on my QCR to make positioning squares easier and quicker)
 Layout cut pieces as shown above.  Use pieces circled.  Set aside others for use in another block.
 Position pieces as shown and sew a 1/4" seam.  Easing together curved edges while sewing.  Repeat for all pieces.

 Press seams open on all 16 blocks.
 Square up blocks to 4.5" x 4.5".  Note that the 4.5" marks on the QCR are on curved seam.  Repeat for all 16 squares.

 Layout all blocks in desired setting.  
Sew blocks to form rows.  
Sew rows together.
Curvy Geese - 16.5" square

You should now have 6 of 12 blocks done.... Yahoo!


  1. Wow... that is impressive and really fun! This is coming from someone who fears the regular kind.

  2. I really like this layout a lot! I especially like the pinwheel formed in the center, it's a nice accent.

    I won a QCR from Jenny a couple of months ago and I'm a little intimidated to try it. I know I need to just jump in and do it, but I've got a question. I want to use it to make drunkard's path-type blocks as large as possible, so very much the same shape as the individual units here, just larger. How do you compensate for the seam line being different lengths on the inward and outward curves? Is that why you have the ends of the outside piece hanging off a bit? How much do you let it hang over?

    Thanks so much.

    I love your work! Very inspiring!

  3. Very cool! Can't wait to see them all :)

  4. I love them all, but I really can hardly wait to do this one! Thanks for another winner.

  5. the parts that we set aside- do you have plans to use those in an upcoming QAL block, or are we just to use them up on our own, separate project? Just wondering. Another great block, what will you come up with next?? Thanks!