Fox and Geese is perhaps not as ‘simple’ as some of the others because there are a lot of units to make and you need to be fairly accurate in stitching everything together. But it is really not that complicated either! Take care with cutting and piecing for a super result. You can download the instructions for the block here.
Make several for a quilt, either straight set –
or with sashing between the blocks
or set on point with alternate ‘plain’ squares
Try adding a darker colour in the setting
or a completely different colourway for the block
and the quilt, set with sashing and cornerstones –
Rolling Stone is the name of this month’s Block of the Month Puzzle Quilt block and it introduces a new unit – the ‘square in a square’. You can download the instructions here and don’t forget to look on the Tutorials page if you need help with cutting or piecing the units.
The two photos below show the blocks from the original quilt –
There’s more Quarter-Square Triangles plus some Flying Geese in this month’s Block of the Month Puzzle Quilt block – its name is In A Spin. You can download the instructions here and don’t forget you can get further information on cutting and piecing the units on the Tutorials page.
These are the colourways used in the two blocks in the original quilt –
A new pattern has been added to the website – Daffodils and Daisies – just in time for March 1st which is the first day of Spring (according to the Met Office) and also St David’s Day.
Springtime florals in a Garden Maze setting make a pretty quilt for any time of year. My fabrics were daffodils and daisies – yours could be tulips, roses, larkspur . . . see which Springtime floral fabrics are in store. You don’t have to use two prints, you could just use one you really love. This one shows ‘Dogwood Trail II’ from Moda Fabrics –
0r how about roses? Red ones?
or pink ones?
or tulips and daisies on a dark background looking very dramatic –
The finished quilt measures 67 inches square – make it larger with more blocks or borders.
The pattern is available via Meadowside Designs’ Payhip page (for those based in the EU) or from Craftsy.
Last time we looked at making Big T; this time it’s Capital T. There are 8 Flying Geese units in this block and you can download the instructions for making it here. You can see how it got its name – in each corner there seems to be a ‘T’.
Putting this block into a quilt setting we get –
Turn alternate blocks around –
Add an extra colour in opposite corners and centres of the block –