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My favorite quilt block

Hi Quilting Friends,

Welcome to the “My Favorite Quilt Block” blog hop, hosted by Carla at “Creatin’ in the Sticks”. Let’s give a great big “Thank You” to Carla for hosting the hop. We’re excited to be included, and we hope that you’ll be inspired by the blocks and projects that you’ll see during the hop. You’ll find links to the rest of today’s blogs at the end of this post, so please take the time to visit. This is going to be SEW much fun!

We’ve been having a lot of fun lately with our version of the traditional “Wild Goose Chase” block, shown below:

We both just love how the look of the block can change when we use different combinations of fabrics. And look how nicely this block combines with other trational pieced blocks to make interesting secondary patterns, as you can see on our “Blue and More Blue” quilt:

Blue and More Blue by Ms P Designs USA

Susan’s idea for a new king-sized quilt for her bed inspired her to design several additional quilt patterns because she found so many great traditional blocks that would coordinate with the Wild Goose Chase block. Her quilt features Moda’s “Kansas Troubles” fabric line. Here’s a picture of one section (out of five) of her quilt-in-progress:

Quilt in Progress by Susan from Ms P Designs USA

Now take a look at the “Pieces of Christmas” quilt. Susan used the blocks from her king-sized quilt to make a smaller quilt in traditional Christmas fabrics. Isn’t it pretty!

Pieces of Christmas by Ms P Designs USA

And here’s a close-up picture of the “Wild Goose Chase” block from Susan’s “Pieces of Christmas” quilt. Notice how the block’s appearance changes by varying the fabrics that she used:

Wild Goose Chase by Ms P Designs USA

This is the “Wild Goose Chase” block that Sharon is using in her “Black & White Delight” quilt. The pattern will be available in November, and we’re having a Quilt Along, starting in January. We’d love to have you join us as we create this gorgeous quilt together! Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates: http://eepurl.com/c7ECPj

Wild Goose Chase Block for Black and White Delight by Ms P Designs USA

Susan is making her own version of the “Black & White Delight”, and here’s her “Wild Goose Chase” block:

Black and White Wild Goose Chase by Susan @ Ms P Designs USA

And here’s yet another “Wild Goose Chase” block, which will (eventually) become part of another quilt pattern:

Wild Goose Chase by Ms P Designs USA

If you’re feeling inspired, please visit Ms P’s Pattern Shop, where you can browse and purchase the patterns for these lovely quilts.

We hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing our favorite quilt block, in all of its variations! Don’t forget to visit the rest of the participating blogs and see all of the great projects! We’ve posted today’s schedule at the bottom of the page for your convenience.

Happy quilting,

Sharon & Susan

Thursday, September 12th

31 thoughts on “My favorite quilt block

  1. Look at all this quilty eye candy. Love the Wild Goose Chase block and you gals really know how to use them. These quilts are all so beautiful. Thank you, so much, for the inspiration and joining the hop. Your quilt along looks like fun! I love black and white quilts.

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    1. Thank you, Carla!

      Please join us on our black and white adventure! Sharon is actually running the quilt along, but I couldn’t let her have all the fun, so I am making my own twin-sized black and white quilt.

      Happy quilting! Susan

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Carol! The Blue and More Blue was lots of fun to make! People have a hard time believing that it was entirely pieced in 3 1/2 days! We are incorporating all of the speed piecing that we have learned along the way!

      Happy quilting! Susan

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  2. This Wild Goose Chase block is great and looks awesome with all the other blocks! I really love that Christmas quilt using it!

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    1. Thank you, Brenda! I’m loving these pieced quilts! I always hesitated to make quilts with flying geese because they were so time-consuming, but Sharon and I have learned some tricks and the Christmas quilt took only 3 days to piece!

      Happy quilting, Susan

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  3. I love a block that takes on different looks with a change of color or fabric! This is another block that I need to make…probably a dozen or more!

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