Thursday, March 26, 2015

Little Goose Block Tutorial


Due to the requests, I have done up a quick tutorial for this little Goose Block.  How you decide to embellish and set them into a project is all up to your creativity.


You will need for your background:
(one) 3" x 3.5" rectangle
(one) 1.5" x 4.5" rectangle
(one) 2" square 
(two) 1.5" squares


Goose:
(one) 3" x 4.5" rectangle
(one) 1.5" x 3" rectangle
(one) 1.5" square
(one) 2" square **beak fabric**


First we will do all the 'flip and sews':

*draw line from corner to corner for stitch quide*
1. 1.5" Goose fabric square to the lower right corner of the 3" x 3.5" background
2.  The two 1.5" backgrounds to the bottom of the 3" x 4.5" goose fabric

*draw line corner to corner on background 2" square and match with beak fabric - stitch 1.4" on both sides* (you will have two beaks)


Clip extra away and press your corners out.  Press HSTs to dark - You will trim the beak to 1.5" square.


Next we will be adding the beak to the 1.5" x 4.5" background (press toward the long background) and the goose 1.5" x 3" rectangle to the background piece with the little 'tail' (press toward the good neck).


Getting close to finishing.  Add the goose body to the neck/tail - press to body piece.  Add the beak strip to the left side - press toward body.


Your little 5.5" unfinished goose block.


You can embellish as desired.  I used a 2.5" square and added fuseable to the back.  I made a heart template (approximately 1.75") with cardstock.


I have a nice button hole stitch on my machine, but you can finish these any way you prefer.  Buttons or yo-yo's would look cute, too.  I didn't add eyes, but you could use embroidery or buttons or beads for eyes.  You decide!  

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

25 comments:

  1. Thank you Sharon, those geese are so cute!

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  2. So cute....and a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Wonderful tutorial and it is so cute. I'll look forward to seeing the geese in blogland.

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  4. That is so cute and a great tutorial.

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  5. It's very cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Great tutorial for a cute block !!

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  7. Thanks Sharon. The goose blocks are adorable and now I know they are easy to make.

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  8. Thanks for the tut, Sharon. Love the geese.
    Hugs

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  9. These geese are just so cute. Since I live in Swan Valley, I might just have to make mine into swans. Thanks for the tutorial. BTW....seeing any spring yet?

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  10. I love the heart on the goose, so sweet!

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  11. Oh, my gosh, Sharon, these gooses are darling!! Thank you so much for taking the time to put together a tutorial for us!!

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  12. They are sooooooo cute! Great tutorial. Easy to understand.

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  13. What a sweet block! The heart just raises the cute factor!

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  14. I love these cute little goose blocks...great tutorial! Thanks!

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  15. Great block, your tutorial is neat and to the point. thanks.

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  16. Thank you, Sharon. I love this block.

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  17. That looks so easy. I'm going to try it. Thanks for that tutorial.

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  18. Thanks for the tute, I can see this one in my to-do list!

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  19. Such adorable little geese Sharon! I can tell why everyone wants the tute :)

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  20. Those are so cute, and the tutorial makes them look easy! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Thanks for sharing Sharon...xox

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  22. Thanks for sharing. These are so cute...

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  23. these birds would be fun to embellish for the 12 months ... fun!

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