Turn Flying Geese blocks on their head in a two-tone triangle quilt design that's full of movement
Alyce Blyth turns supersize Flying Geese blocks on their head in a two-tone triangle quilt design that’s full of movement
■ Seam allowances are ¼in, unless otherwise noted.
■ Press seams open, unless otherwise instructed.
■ FG = Flying Geese.
■ RST = right sides together.
■ WOF = width of fabric.
■ WST = wrong sides together.
■ Print fabric is Survey in Ochre from the Bound collection by April Rhodes for Art Gallery Fabrics.
■ Background fabric is Shale from the Kona Cotton Solids collection by Robert Kaufman.
■ Backing fabric is Free Fall in Creamsicle by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fabrics.
From the print fabric cut fifteen (15)
4½in x WOF strips. Subcut into sixty (60)
4½in x 8½in rectangles.
From the background fabric cut:
■ Fifteen (15) 4½in x WOF strips. Subcut into three (3) 4½in x 16½in rectangles and one hundred and twenty (120) 4½in squares.
■ Three (3) 16½in x WOF strips. Subcut into twenty-seven (27) 16½in x 4½in rectangles.
■ Four (4) 8½in x WOF strips. Subcut into four (4) 8½in x 40½in strips.
From the binding fabric, cut eight (8)
2½in x WOF strips.
PIECING THE FG UNITS
Take two 4½in background fabric squares. On the wrong side of each one, mark a diagonal line from corner to corner.
RST, place a 4½in background square on one corner of a 4½in x 8½in print rectangle, with the marked line running towards the centre of the top of the print fabric rectangle. Stitch along the marked line, then trim ¼in beyond the stitched line.
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Flip the corner open and press. Repeat on the opposite corner of the print fabric rectangle to complete one FG unit (Fig 1).
Repeat steps 4–5 to make a total of sixty (60) FG units.
PIECING THE BLOCKS
Take two FG units. Join them as shown, with the points together, to make one FG pair (Fig 2).
Join an FG unit to each side of the FG pair, with the points going toward the centre (Fig 3).
Join a 4 in x 16 in background fabric rectangle to the top and bottom of the FG units, to complete one block (Fig 4). Repeat to make a total of fifteen blocks.
ASSEMBLING THE QUILT TOP
Take the blocks and arrange them into five rows of three blocks each, rotating alternate blocks as shown (Layout diagram).
Join the blocks into rows, pressing seams toward the background strips, then join the rows to complete the quilt centre.
Join the 8 in x 40 in background strips into pairs, end-to-end, then join one pair to each side of the quilt centre to complete the quilt top.
QUILTING AND FINISHING
Cut the backing fabric in half across the width. Remove the selvedges and re-join the pieces with a in seam. Press the seam open.
Press the quilt top and backing well. Make a quilt sandwich by placing the backing fabric right side down, the batting on top, then the quilt top centrally and right side up. Baste the layers together using your preferred method.
Quilt as desired. Alyce quilted straight lines around the shapes in each block and along the borders of the quilt.
Trim off the excess batting and backing fabric and square up the quilt.
Join the binding strips together end-to-end using diagonal seams. Press the seams open and trim away the dog ears, then fold in half lengthwise, WST, and press.
Sew the binding to the front of the quilt, folding a mitre at each corner, then fold it over to the back of the quilt and hand stitch in place to finish.
Use print fabric to add texture to the graphic piecing