Monday, September 30, 2013

October's Block

The breeze has a crispness to it and the leaves are beautiful. As Wilson and I take our afternoon walks I am reminded that Fall is here. The familiar smells and sounds are all around us, apple cider, cinnamon, the crunch of the leaves under our feet and the sound of geese honking as they fly south for the winter. (Or so I think they are going south) I thought this block would be perfect for this month. It's called 'Flying in Circles' and features the flying geese block.  Past patterns can be found for a small $1.99 fee at my Etsy and Craftsy shops just in case you are just joining the BOM or have missed one. There are only a couple of block left, it will be so much fun to see everyone's Quilt Doodle 2013 BOM quilts! What do you think about having a blog hop to showcase our quilts in January? Those of you  who do not have blogs can contact me and I will post your pictures and write up on your 'day'. We have some time to think about it, but please email me and let me know what you think about it! I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

So here is how I made 'Flying in Circles'...
Here are the fabrics that I choose to use in this block.  You'll
need 4 different fabrics for this one. If you are using two, it's still doable. Just
alternate the light and dark.

Cut two of each measuring 3 7/8" square

Then cut corner to corner...

Sew the two triangles together using a 1/4" seam...

This will form your corner squares for the block. These
squares should measure 3 1/2".

To make the flying geese I am using the 'Fast Flying Geese' method.
Cut 4 ~ 4 1/2" squares from your dark fabric
Cut 16 ~ 2 3/8" squares from your light fabric
Then with right side together, place two small squares in opposite corners of the large square.
They will overlap. Draw a diagonal line as shown...

 Sew a 1/4" seam on each side of the diagonal line.

~still sewing~

Cut on the diagonal line. Open up triangles and iron.

With right sides together, place another small square in the corner
as shown. Draw a diagonal line...

Sew a 1/4" seam on each side of the diagonal line.

Cut on the diagonal line and open up the triangle and iron.

Voila! One flying geese.... trim off the 'dog ears'....

Here the block is ready to be pieced together.

'Flying in Circles'

The next block pattern will be posted November 1st.  The winner for the October block giveaway will be announced on November 1st.... I can't wait to see every ones 'Flying in Circles' block! Stop back to see this month's giveaway! (It's another great prize!) I will be announcing it on the 15th...
 There's a flicker group! If you haven't yet...please join...Every month post photos of your Quilt Doodle BOM finishes in the BOM flicker group for a chance to win that month's prize! 
There is also a Quilt Doodle BOM Pinterest board.  If you blog about the Quilt Doodle BOM 2013, please send me your link so that I can post your block on the Pinterest board!

Happy quilting!
Quilt Doodle BOM - September
Mtncyndi has won a class of her choice from Craftsy! I love Craftsy! It's a great resource for anything Crafty. You can take a class, buy supplies, meet fellow crafters, oh my gosh the list goes on and on! But most importantly, you can buy PDF copies of Quilt Doodle Patterns! lol..... well, it's not just me on the site... there are all sorts of wonderful designers on Craftsy. It's one of my go to sites for inspiration!
There's more fun and prizes to be won, so keep posting those pictures!


  1. this is a great block. thanks for the pattern. I can see this in fall fabrics for a table runner. love everything about fall.

  2. I love it too, it was so much fun to sew these flying geese. I didn't try this technique before. Thank you so much for sharing! Take care, Martina

  3. The blocks look wonderful together.

  4. Congrats to the winner.Gorgeous block,I`ve sewn it.Less to go.Have a fun day!

  5. Blogged my block today (and blocks 1 - 10)