July is here already and we are ready to take off…with our Flying Geese. This is the last pieced block we will make for our Modern Quilt top.
Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns “dates the first flying-geese patterns ever published back to 1894”. It is still one of the most popular pieced blocks in quilt making because of its versatility.
This month we will make 4 of these blocks and fill in the gaps of our quilt top grid.
Directions are provided as a free download as they are every month. These directions are written to utilize the beautiful charm square collections that come from the fabric companies cut in 5″ squares.
If you are making A Modern Quilt from your fabric stash you may want to have a look at www.quilterscashe.com. Marcia Hohn provides directions for several other methods.
Collect the Flying Geese Instructions this month and start stitching. (You do not need to register or “sign in” to access the patterns using this link. Once the page opens, simply use the “More Options” arrow, to the right of each file, to preview or download that file)
There will be several chances to win some wonderful lucky draw prizes just by uploading photos of your WIP (Work in Progress) after Month 5 (THIS MONTH) and again with photos of your finished top after Month 10!
Go to Flickr to join our Block of the Month group and upload photos of your work.