Monday, April 16, 2018

Blocked Rainbow QAL {Week #3 - Yellow Flying Geese}

The 2018 quilt along is now over and the entire pattern is available as a single PDF pattern on Etsy and Craftsy.

It's already week #3! Let's get crackin' on some flying geese!

This week's block is a pair of flying geese. We'll be making fast flying geese, so each set of four geese will make two blocks! This should be a relatively quick week!

Here are my blocks:

You can use any method your heart desires to make your flying geese if the Fast Flying Geese method doesn't work with your current scrap collection. If you're an Easy Angle Ruler kind of person, check out this tutorial from Bonnie Hunter. If you'd rather use the stitch and flip method, check out this page from Connecting Threads that shows both the Fast Flying Geese method and the stitch and flip method.

Remember that if you change which method you plan to use to make your geese you'll need to adjust the cutting directions from my instructions so decide which method you'd like to use first before you start cutting. Regardless of which method you choose, you'll need a total of 24 flying geese in the appropriate size.

Our winner from last week is Ramona! Check out her beautiful churn dashes! Way to go!

This week's giveaway sponsor is Sharon from Yellow Cat Designs! About Sharon:

Sharon lives in Lee Summit, Missouri and is retired -- but somehow she's busier now than when she worked full time! She is a second year Island Batik Ambassador and her designs can be found at as well as in Quiltmaker, McCall's Quilting, Modern Quilts Unlimited, and in the Moda Bake Shop.

Make sure to post in the Facebook group or use the hashtag #BlockedRainbowQAL to be entered to win! Sharing at Linky Tuesday!

Today also kicks off the Stash Statement blog hop celebrating Kelly's new book! Click on over to her blog to read all about the cover quilt and enter to win a copy of the book for yourself!

March 19 - Introduction, Yardage Requirements, Kona Sale with HBD
March 26 - Sponsors, Background Spacer cutting, Color Suggestions
April 2- Red Pinwheels
April 9 - Orange Churn Dashes
April 16 - Yellow Flying Geese <-- That's today!
April 23 - Green Sawtooth Stars
April 30 - Blue Bowties
May 7 - Purple Bear Paws
May 14 - Catch up week/Mother's Day
May 21 - Setting directions
May 28 - Catch up week/Memorial Day
June 4 - Finished Quilt Top Parade/Link Up


  1. Like beacons in the night, your geese are so bright on the dark background 😊

  2. There are so many ways to make flying geese. It's been fun to watch each set of blocks come together.


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