Each month the Q4CL Group are encouraging their members to send just one extra block .. and these are being put together as single pattern quilts for donation at Christmas to the Gold from the Stone Foundation.     It’s a well-documented project, and there’s other blogs to read about this fabulous project here on the website.  If you are wanting to join in you must visit their own facebook group to do that and the key details as to where you need to send blocks or completed quilts can be found.    If you would like to have a go at this months block here’s the how to do it:

This is the November BOM for Q4CL (Quilts for Care Leavers).

The geese are plain white and background are two small floral prints (think the lovely Liberty/Laura Ashley ditzy prints).   Aim to keep to the sizes as the individual blocks will be put together by one of the Group’s members each month to create a complete quilt and it’s much easier if they are of a uniform size.

Please use scant 1/4″ seams throughout.

Cut out..

 4 pieces of white 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ ( these will become the geese in the pattern)

4 pieces 3 1/2″ square of each floral fabrics

1 piece 3 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ of each floral fabrics (sides)

You should end up with the pieces looking like this:

Mark a diagonal line on the four squares of one of the floral fabrics.

Pin right sides together in place at one side of the white oblongs as shown.

Machine (can chain stitch) on the line.

Trim off leaving 1/4″ seam.

Open out and press to the dark side.

Mark the other four fabric pieces with a diagonal line.

 

 Pin these on the other side of the white rectangle as shown.They will overlap the previous fabric.

 

Machine on the line.(Can chain stitch)

Trim off as before.

Press open towards the dark.They should each measure 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″.

Join all the rectangles together making sure you machine just a tad to the right of the point!

This will give you perfect points.

Press all the seams the same way. You should have 1/4″ on sides as shown.

Pin the sides pieces on both sides matching the fabrics.

Trouble shooting

If the side pieces are a little longer than the centre piece, ease the fabric in by pinning both ends and distributing the fabric with more pins.

 

 

Machine 1/4″ and taking care to machine through the crossover.

Press open.

If you have followed the instructions you will end up with a pretty block of perfectly pointed flying geese, ready to fly!

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