Saturday, August 1, 2020

August's Block Grandma's Attic BOM

Happy August! This month's block features flying geese. Flying Geese are one of my favorite quilt blocks to make. You can make your blocks using all the same fabric or you can switch it up and make it scrappy. It's totally up to you! I've named this month's block, Fly Away Home. 

After you download the this month's pattern and cut out all of your block pieces, it's time to start stitching your Fly Away Home blocks.
Draw a diagonal line on the back of B squares.
With right sides together, align 1 B square with the upper right corner of 1 cream/white C rectangle. Note the direction of the diagonal line. Sew from corner to corner. Trim away excess fabric, leaving 1/4" seam allowance. Press.
Repeat the steps above, this time in the upper left corner of the rectangle. Not the direction of the diagonal line.
Trim away excess fabric. Press. You now have a Flying Geese unit. Make 16 Flying Geese units total.
Sew 4 Flying Geese units together to make a Flying Geese strip. Press.
Sew a cream/white A strips to each side of the Flying Geese Strip. Press. Trim the block to measure 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" , make 4 blocks total.

And then sew the four Flying Geese blocks together to  make one large 20 1/2 " x 20 1/2 " block.
~ Fly Away Home ~

 I hope you have fun making this month's block.  Remember the goal is to use fabric from your stash!

The monthly FREE pattern is available on my website. I have a special 2020 BOM section on my website. Each month the FREE pattern will be posted. But as soon as the new section or block is out the old block pattern will no longer be a freebie. But it will still be available for a small fee on my website or in my Etsy shop. If you want to share your finished blocks, feel free to post them on Facebook Group (Quilt Doodle Designs Grandmas Attic BOM 2020) and tag me or post them on Instagram tag Quilt Doodle Designs. I love to see everyone's progress as we stitch along together. 

Today we will be celebrating my nieces graduation, outside with lots of social distancing. Looking forward to a beautiful weekend with some summer sunshine. I hope that you have a great weekend too. Remember to post your blocks onto the Facebook Group, I'm thinking of having another little giveaway.

Happy quilting! 
Cindy and Belvedere


  1. Since I love Flying Geese, and make them four at a time with Eleanor Burns rulers, this will be an easy block when I get to it! Thanks so much for another wonderful block addition.