Friday, April 2, 2010

Wild Goose Chase

Barbara Brackmann # 2905a; Jinny Beyer 165-7

This is probably the block that most people associate with the name "Wild Goose Chase".
Uses either Collection 2 OR the downloadable HST 00B and QST 00B collections. If you do not have Collection 2, but "only" the downloadable collections, you need to make the large QST the old-fashioned way.
If you have the POTC / Inklingo Lite 4 collection, that comes in useful too.

Fabric-printing table here (click the link, and download a pdf-file)

IF you are iffy about downloading from, download Monkey's Cheat Sheet from Linda Franz's page, and fill in the appropriate bits yourself.

Fabric 1 (background)
1 square, 1.41"
16 HST, 1"

Fabric 2 (focus 1, medium)
4 QST, 4"

Fabric 3 (focus 2, dark)
4 HST 1"
32 QST 1"

Since the Geese in this block finishes at 0.705 x 1.41", and are on the diagonal, you need to make them the old-fashioned way, rather than Linda's Fast method. The good thing is, that by using the HST and QST required, you will have straight-on-grain the right way, and you will not need to mess around with measurements like 0.705" :-)

Making the block

Make 16 Flying Geese the old-fashioned way, adding two dark, 1" QST to each of the background-fabric 1" HST.

Make 4 strips, each consisting of 4 Flying Geese.

Add a dark fabric, 1" HST to the background-fabric end of each of the strips.

Lay out the block.

Make two units, each consisting of one strip, flanked by two 4" QST, so the dark end of the strip forms the corner.

Make one unit with the square, flanked by two strips.

Join the 3 units.

Finished !

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