Monday, August 11, 2014

QCQAL Block #12 -- Wild Goose Chase

It's time for Block 12 --Wild Goose Chase!

Don't forget to come back every day this week for bonus block tutorials! Make as many blocks as you can with whatever fabric you have left!

Check out wild goose chase pin-spiration! I made a four color block by alternating the colors of my flying geese.

Sixteen (16) 2 3/8 inch squares background fabric for FFG

Four (4) 4 1/4 inch squares total for FFG -- I used two squares each of two different colors
Four (4) 3 1/2 inch squares
One (1) 6 1/2 inch square

Draw diagonals on all of your 2 3/8 inch background squares.

Align two background squares with each of your 4 1/4 inch squares, and sew 1/4 inch from each side of the drawn line. Cut apart and press.

Align remaining background squares with corners of partially completed fast flying goose units. Sew 1/4 from each side of the line, cut apart, and press. You will need a total of 16 flying geese, each 2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.

Sew your flying geese into four sets of four geese each.

Lay out your block as shown below. Sew together for your finished block!

No more voting for this QCQAL, just come back every day for a new tutorial this week!


  1. Off to the studio to cut and piece!!

  2. many thanks Alison, bernina came back yesterday after its first ever service ( I have had it 22 years) so I have no excuse for getting on with this block

  3. That is my fav method for flying geese. I just watched 2 videos today on 2 other methods. The Eleanor Burns method looks interesting but requires buying yet another ruler/template, so I'll stick with this method.

  4. What does is your finished block measurements. I enjoyed your tutorial and trying to make a block that is 12.5x12.5.

    1. Hi Stacey -- you are a no reply blogger so I am unable to respond to your comment via email.

      This block will measure 12.5" square unfinished (12" finished).


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