Sunday, September 8, 2019

My Favorite Quilt Block Hop


After a Summer break the wonderful CARLA is hosting the first Fall fun Hop.  I am very excited to see what the other bloggers share with us.  Maybe a new quilt (or two) will be inspired along the way.  After all, Christmas is just around the corner and we could all use some quick projects to fill the gift box.


I decided that I would use this Hop to work down the huge pile of homespuns and plaids that have collected.  The hard part was picking a favorite block as I have many.  But I broke down what drew me to those blocks - the GOOSE.

 

I've used them in miniatures - use up all those bits please.


I've used them in medium size quilts.  I love how this one was displayed at our guild show at the local library.


AND I've even made them in large quilts.  Did I want to make another whole quilt just of GEESE?  No, I want some fun and a bit of 'I made you look'.

  
So I did a sampler row quilt with blocks using the GOOSE.


It starts with the star of the show - the Goose running across the top.  Then the scrappy Hearts.  The goose?  The bottom of the heart of course - just look upside down.


The Dutchman's Puzzle - a heritage block for me, so it must be included.


Of course a real favorite block for so many - the Sawtooth Star.  It makes up really quickly using the no waste Goose method.  I'll admit that I use the flip corner so I have those 'bonus' HST blocks to play with.


The Double Pinwheel Block reminds me of the little whirly gigs on a stick that we played with as kids.  Or even the little ground cover plants in the flower beds - their little flowerette 'heads' dancing in the breeze. 


What's a sampler without a row of houses?  Of course the GOOSE block makes the perfect roof top.  This block is under my tutorial tab.


"Flying my Heart to Home" was just a fun quilt using blocks made with the GOOSE.  I'm sure you can think of many more blocks that use the Goose unit.


To use up more of the plaids - a cozy pieced back of course.  The binding is even a plaid used up.  Quilted with a light grey thread (top and bobbin) with the organic 'wave' to add texture.

What about those bonus HSTs?????


Well you turn them into more GEESE for some miniature play.


More plaids used up on the back, hanging corners and the binding.

Be sure to visit each blogger:

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And I have a little give away.  This storage station is a magnetic pincushion with little hide away storage drawer (filled with pins).  A donut bobbin holder can be kept attached or removed to use seperately.  And a package of glass head fine pins.  Make sure I have a way of contacting you - will ship anywhere.  I will post the winner on Monday, September 16.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

60 comments:

  1. Love your quilt made of geese. Geese are so useful and fun

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  2. Geese are fun blocks, as they can be made into so many designs. 'Love the homespuns you used.

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  3. Wow! I love all those plaids together. Gorgeous and I love the flying geese!

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  4. Love the geese quilt. I usually shy away from samplers as I prefer a "structured" overall look (sort of like I'm not a scrabby gal), Your geese are very pleasing to my eye. Perfect!

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  5. I like your goose quilt, a fun quilt!

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  6. I love flying geese! That's a block I have used a lot, in my limited quilting experience. Your sampler quilt is really wonderful. I love a the blocks you included and the fabrics you used.

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  7. So clever. This is amazing and so fun to follow you around the quilt to see the goose blocks. Thank you for the ideas, Sharon.

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  8. Once I learned the no-waste way of making flying geese, I love using them in all my quilts!

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  9. Great quilt love the homespun and the bonus HST use. I have a box of those from all sorts of projects.

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  10. Pretty quilt and thank you for a give away.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  11. I like the versatility of the Flying Geese block also.

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  12. I would never think of buying plaid fabric but your quilt has changed my mind. It looks great.

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  13. I love flying geese, and you have made great use of fabric and a wonderful design. Thanks for planting the idea!!

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  14. I hereby declare you are one creative mind to fill this wonderful sampler style quilt with so many geese! I can always find some inspiration from you and this one is so cute! Great job for the hop kick off.

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  15. Wonderful way to use some of your stash! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  16. This row by row is such a fabulous idea for these geese. They just don't get enough credit for the jobs they do for quilters. Love all of your examples especially the use of the left over HST.

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  17. Love your row sampler! So fun!

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  18. Oh my gosh, I love this sampler quilt! It looks so comforting and is sweet to look at. I've never made some of those blocks, but I really should give them a try. The goose is always a fun one!

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  19. That sampler quilt is fabulous!!! I work away from home and brought my "blue" scraps basket with me to try and deplete it by lots. This has to be one of the most fun ways to do so. I get bored with mundane repeats of blocks. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I love all your projects with geese. And the sampler quilt is so wonderful.

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  21. I have never used flying geese in any quilt I have made! It looks like its time to get with it.

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  22. I love your goosey homespun row quilt. Great use of the goose in all these blocks. The house row is my favorite. You made wonderful use of you cut-aways. Thank you for your ever inspiring quilt blogging goodness ... :) Pat

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  23. I love that row quilt!! I'm such a scrappy quilter that I want to make that quilt ... at least once! I used to dread making geese but with new methods, it's a piece of cake! Well, almost. Congrats on your blocks. I love them all!!

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  24. You do such beautiful work! I love all of your neat ideas!

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  25. Practical way to create a cozy quilt with plaid fabrics.

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  26. Geese are my all time favorite and go to for everything. And I almost made a quilt with them. But I have a new favorite block and used it instead. All your projects are lovely.

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  28. Flying geese blocks were my nemesis for about a year when I began quilting, mostly I was irritated by how often they were being used and that I HAD to use them. Once I was taught the no-waste method my mind was changed (I was also unaware of how fun the extra HST bits can be if you use sew & flip) and now I definitely enjoy using the block in my quilting. I love how you incorporated the block in the sampler, so clever! And thanks for the generous giveaway!

    Brandy
    brandizzle7133@gmail.com

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  29. Oh my! Flying geese are not my favorite thing to make! Beautiful quilts!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  30. I like flying geese quilts too and scrappy versions are extra special. Thanks for sharing all these pretty things.

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  31. I did not realize there are geese hiding in so many blocks. You showed us many "hiding" in the blocks. ndfromsd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Had fun finding all the goose units in your quilts - they'll all lovely!

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  33. Great use of your stash - I LOVE scrappy quilts, so colorful & a way to use up all those bits making geese. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
    dixie dot mcadam at gmail dot com

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  34. Love that goose quilt!
    shades000 at gmail dot com

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  35. Perfect block for using up all those pretty scraps I can't throw away. Love all your projects and the row quilt is just beautiful!

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  36. Like the goose! The first role they were obvious, but creative in the following rolls, very clever.

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  37. Wonderful use of your stash and now you have a great row by row quilt.

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  38. The quilt is beautiful, I love all your blocks

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  39. What would quilting be without the classic Flying Geese blocks! I love them too and there are always ways to incorporate one or two or a hundred into a project! duchick at gmail dot com

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  40. What a clever way to use flying geese. I love your quilt.

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  41. Love your sampler! karenbbsnow@gmail.com

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  42. What a fabulously fun flying geese village quilt! LOL!!
    It looks awesome in homespuns. Now you've gone and done it again. Put more ideas in my head. I want to make one too!
    :-)

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  43. That is a beautiful sampler, love how each and every block has flying geese! Clever. And yay for bonus blocks - that's a lovely little

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  44. What a great sampler idea! I don't know that I've ever seen a themed sampler before. Love the plaids!

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  45. Your sampler quilt is amazing!!! Great way to work that goose into every block! Flying geese are one of my favorite blocks as well, but log cabin blocks are definitely easier. I frequently end up with headless geese, much to my shame!!!

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  46. Who knew there were so many different ways to use a flying geese block! Love your sampler!

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  47. You have lots of lovely flying geese projects, my favourite block is the dresden plate. x

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  48. You've got a gaggle of sneaky geese, Sharon. Thanks for sharing your quilt with the Hop. Just so you know, I absolutely LOVE this mini aggressive quilts!!!

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  49. You sure do love those geese blocks Sharon, I they pop up everywhere!! Your sampler is wonderful and thank you for the generous give away.

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  50. Your Flying Geese are great--Thanks for the "Hop"!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  51. Love all your geese!! I must say I don't do many of them, but I should!! xx

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  52. Your quilts make me want to fly to my sewing machine and stitch up a few geese. Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Oh you had me at Plaid!! Love the geese - and seeing how versatile they are!!

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  54. I love seeing all the ways you have used the flying geese!

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  55. I loved seeing your projects Sharon. Geese are such versatile blocks! Thanks for sharing!

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  56. I love flying geese blocks but have never tried them in a mini. That is my next challenge. Thanks for sharing.

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  57. Thank you for sharing all the flying geese! You helped me see what a versatile block it is! Your quilts are beautiful.

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