Thursday, May 4, 2017

Bella Skill Builder - Flying Geese

Well, it's past May 1st, but it's still the first week of May, right :)   And that means month 4 of the  Bella Skill Builder !!  Goodness, I am just loving making all of these fun tone on tone skill builder blocks and playing along with the Fat Quarter Shop and Sherri McConnell!!!!  And this month's were super fast because they are Flying Geese :)  And if you have been around here for any amount of time, you know I make a lot of Flying Geese!!!

For this month's tone on tone blocks I choose some reds, and teal blues.   I realized that I didn't have any red blocks so far, so that was a must.  And I just love how bold they are ;)      For the small version of the block I used Bella Dark Teal and Bright Turquoise.  And for the large version of the block I used Bella Country Red and Cayenne.   I am just loving playing with the rainbow of colors for these blocks!!  

The tutorial for these blocks have you use the Quilt in a Day Flying Geese Ruler, but I just used my favorite No Waste Flying Geese method.  Mainly because, it's what I know, and I have to say, I really love the No Waste part of it ;)    And before you know it, I had a whole flock of geese ready to be turned into blocks, so fun!!!

And I just love how they all come together!!!  Isn't it just so fun to see flying geese all in a row :)   They just looks so nice and clean!!   These are 3" x 6" finished geese so just 2 sets of no-waste geese to whip them up, so fast :)   And again, don't you juts love those rich reds!! They just emphasis the wonderful crisp layout.  

And then when it came to my second smaller block, I really debated on the layout.  These are 2" x 4" flying geese, and so I needed 18 for the block which left me with so many layout options!!!   But after playing for sometime, my need for symmetry took over.  All of my other blocks have the same layout in the big and small block, so I just had to follow along with that pattern.  So ya, the same crisp and bold layout, and I just love it!!!

And that is the Flying Geese block, the fourth set of blocks in the Bella Skill Builder!!!!  Be sure to download  the free pattern and watch youtube video.  And also pop on over to the  Fat Quarter Shop's blog, Jolly Jabber  for lots more Flying Geese details and wonderful Flying Geese Block eye candy from lots more blogger friends ;)   It's not to late to come work on your skills and join in the Bella Skill Builder fun!!!   I can't wait to see what block we are making next month ;)  

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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  1. like you this is my favourite way of making flying geese and I do the 8 method for HSTs

  2. So great. I'm following along with Maureen Cracknell's and Sharon Holland's Sew Along and your smaller block, with 18 geese, was one of the blocks. So great!


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