Hi Quilting Friends,
Welcome back to the “Black & White Delight” Quilt-Along. If you’re just joining us, you may want to have a look at the “Welcome” post to help you catch up.
Today you’re going to make the seven Wild Goose Chase blocks that are placed between the other pieced blocks on the quilt top center. Here’s what you’ll need to gather:
- Seven squares of Fabric E from the Wild Goose Chase blocks bag
- 28 double 4-patch square units from “Those Fabulous Four-Patches”
- 28 flying goose unit strip sets from “Geese on the Fly”
- Sewing machine
- Scissors for snipping threads
- Iron & ironing board
- Beverage(s) and snack(s) for maintaining hydration and energy
So here we go! Each Wild Goose Chase block is made with four 4-patch units, four flying goose strip units, and one Fabric E square.
Start by making one strip set like this for each of your seven blocks! Use 1/4″ seams to sew the piece together, making sure that the points of your geese are heading away from the center on both ends. Press the seams toward the center square:
Now make two strip sets like this for each of your seven blocks, using 1/4″ seams again. Pay close attention to the orientation of the double 4-patch blocks and the flying goose points. I had to use my seam ripper to correct a mistake or two (or more!). Better to correct it now than to find a mistake in your finished quilt! Press toward the 4-patch units this time.
Now sew the rows together to make the Wild Goose Chase blocks. The seams will lock together nicely, so it should be easy to help them line up correctly. You’ll have a total of seven Wild Goose Chase blocks when you’ve finished.
You may purchase the Wild Goose Chase block pattern by clicking the button below.
This week’s sewing shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours, at most, since you probably have the sections of the blocks already finished! When your Wild Goose Chase blocks are complete, you’ll have about 1/3 of the quilt center pieced. Yay you!!!
Time to show off your beautiful Wild Goose Chase blocks! We’d ALL love to see a picture, so snap a photo and post it on Instagram please.
Next week we’re taking a breath, and a break from stitching . The plan is to share our progress and celebrate our successes. If you need to catch up with stitching or posting photos, this would be an excellent time to do so! Until then, may your stitches be straight, your bobbins full, and your seam ripper languishing in the sewing basket.