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BH4- Block 8

BH4- Block 8

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For much of my life, I've lived close to the shore in New England and love the all the changes each season brings. In winter, we welcome the arrival of Eastern Brants, a type of shore bird resembling a Canada goose.

Brants will stay all winter and feed in a tidal estuary close to our home that we pass on our daily walks. Sometimes a hundred birds can be seen at a time and if you're lucky, you'll catch them take off in a wild, splashing, beautiful formation -- with some flying one way and others splitting off and veering another. My "Wild Geese" block is inspired by this scene and of plays on the block construction using flying geese!

Since I haven't had a fabric collection for a while, I'm using this as an opportunity to sew from my stash and scraps. It's been fun to revisit some of the prints and to see how various collections work together in surprising ways. Some people have been trying to guess all the fabric lines they see in the blocks :) Can you name any of the prints?

Wild Geese by Kate Spain


Visit Kate’s blog for tips about how to construct the block using flying geese, especially for the smaller block where minimizing seams will help.

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Wild Geese by Abby Ozment

Abby played with her color placement on the small block and did a negative postive color way on the larger one. So many options and secondary designs can be created with this block.

Wild Geese by Tammy Vonderschmitt

Tammy Vonderschmitt has fallen in love with the large dot background fabric, Stock # 37611 11. Tammy also had a great tip for this week. She looked at all her blocks so far to see how the fabric placement was. This determined what she choose for her geese and decided to use 1 of each of the colors to balance the various blocks.

If you missed the instructions for today's block - Blockheads 4- Wild Geese- Kate Spain.

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Have a great week!  

 - Blocksheads

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