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:

Dana Gaffney said...

Thank you Sharon, those geese are so cute!

Debbie said...

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

Needled Mom said...

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

Scrappy quilter said...

That is so cute and a great tutorial.

Barbara said...

It's very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

Great tutorial for a cute block !!

Karen said...

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

Terri said...

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

Marei said...

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?

Anonymous said...

Thanks!!!

Teatime Creations said...

Thank you. This is a sweet pattern.

Sue Daurio said...

I love the heart on the goose, so sweet!

Kris said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Sandra Walker said...

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

Carol S. said...

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

tink's mom said...

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

Joanna said...

Thank you, Sharon. I love this block.

Pattilou said...

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

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

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

Teresa in Music City said...

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

Sarah Craig said...

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

Cheryll said...

Thanks for sharing Sharon...xox

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing. These are so cute...

ThreeOldKeys said...

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