Stash Bee 2014 – April Blocks

I’m coming in just under the wire for the Stash Bee this month (although I did start these blocks in early April – they just got put on hold for a bit while I was making the Born to Quilt Mini for Quilt Market).

Kim T was our Queen Bee this month and she blogs over at Windsor and Main.  Go check her out!  For this month, she chose a flying geese block called Follow the Leader from the book Modern Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Designers by Susanne Woods.

Now, I will admit, I didn’t quite follow her tutorial as written.  She went over a common method for making flying geese for anyone who hadn’t done so before.  But I have an Easy Star and Geese Ruler (which I love!) that lets you cut the pieces from strips of fabric and minimizes fabric waste.  My geese just seem to look prettier when I use this ruler too!

I made one set of geese first just to make sure my dimensions using the ruler were coming out the same as her tutorial.  Then I cut out all my pieces so I could chain-piece everything together.

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Look at all those colorful geese!

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I made two different blocks for Kim with very different color schemes.  She didn’t ask for any specific colors.  She just said she wanted a scrappy look overall.  So I though my two very different feeling blocks would help with that!

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These will go out in the mail today and I hope she likes them!

Note: Some links in this post are affiliate links, which means I receive a percentage if you make a purchase using the link (so I can fund my fabric buying habits).  🙂  All opinions are my own though!

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12 thoughts on “Stash Bee 2014 – April Blocks

  1. Oh your geese are so pretty! Love the colour combinations you chose. And I popped over to see your mini quilt. Love it! We need T-shirts and bumper stickers with those sayings!

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