Using two different-size flying geese units to create this block gives the appearance of floating pinwheels.
A new way to set flying geese.
• 9 different 10" squares fall batiks • 5/ 8 yard light brown/rust batik • 13/ 8 yards dark brown batik • 31/ 8 yards cream solid • Backing to size • Batting to size* • Thread • Basic sewing tools and supplies
*Warm & Natural batting from The Warm Company used to make sample.
COMPLETING THE BLOCKS
1. Mark a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each C and D square.
2. Referring to Figure 1, place two C squares right sides together on opposite corners of one A square as shown in Figure 1.
3. Stitch ¼" on each side of the marked lines. Cut apart on the marked lines to make two A-C units as shown in Figure 2; press.
4. Place a C square on the unstitched corner of each of the two A-C units and stitch as in step 2 referring to Figure 3.
5. Cut apart on the marked lines to complete four A-C-C units as shown in Figure 4.
6. Repeat steps 2–5 with the remaining A and C squares to make a total of 36 A-C-C units.
7. Repeat steps 2–5 with the B and D squares to make a total of 36 B-D-D units as shown in Figure 5.
8. Sew an E rectangle to each end of each B-D-D unit to make 36 B-D-E units as shown in Figure 6; press.
9. Select one each A-C-C and B-D-E unit and one F strip to complete one Geese block.
10. Sew the F strip between the B-D-E unit and the A-C-C unit as shown in Figure 7 to complete one Geese block; press.
11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 to complete a total of 36 Geese blocks.
COMPLETING THE QUILT
Refer to the Assembly Diagram for construction steps.
1. Arrange and join six Geese blocks with five F strips to complete a block row; press. Repeat to make a total of six block rows. Note: Pay careful attention to the placement of the four same-fabric A pieces to form the large “floating” pinwheels from row to row.
2. Join the G/H strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into seven 11/2" x 531/2" G strips and two 11/2" x 551/2" H strips.
3. Join the block rows with the G strips, beginning and ending with a G strip; press. Sew H strips to opposite sides to complete the pieced center; press.
4. Join the I/J strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two each 31/2" x 551/2" I strips and 31/2" x 611/2" J strips.
5. Sew I strips to the top and bottom, and J strips to opposite sides to complete the quilt top; press.
6. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 94. 7. Quilt as desired. 8. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94 to finish.