Thank you for joining me! I hope you’re enjoying the Learn to Paper Piece Quilt Along! Block Three is one of my favorite blocks in Learn to Paper Piece. This block is known by many different names including Flying Geese, Odd Fellows, An Effective Square, and Baltimore Belle. When it came time to name the quilt for Learn to Paper Piece, I decided on “Gaggling Geese.” A gaggle is greater than or equal to five geese. And I certainly had more than five geese. Plus, I like the way it sounded … much better than a Cluster of Geese and Flock of Geese. Besides Flock of Geese is a completely different block.
I played with the blocks and fabrics in EQ7, before deciding to make a scrappy 2-color quilt. I also decided on an unusual layout. I’m really happy with the way this quilt turned out. And, it gets lots of rave reviews! Yay!
When I designed “Starburst” for the Quilt Along, once again I played with the blocks to create a wonderful border. The Geese blocks are a perfect complement to the quilt center.
Here’s a tip to help with placement of the large white triangles. Place a triangle on the right side of the block, making sure the fabric is wrong side up. Fold the triangle in half and align the fold with the center seamline. Then unfold the triangle. You can pin the triangle in place if you want (I don’t). Flip the unit over and sew on the line. Easy Peasy!
In case you’re wondering what the block would look like in a traditional layout and a dark background … here it is! I love how the black background makes the other fabrics glow! I’m adding this one to my list of someday quilts!
If you missed the yardage requirements or Blocks One and Two, visit my website for details. Look for Block Four on or before October 15. I look forward to seeing your blocks on Facebook, be sure to add the tag #learntopaperpiecequiltalong.