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
(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!