MINI BLOCK QAL | Block #2: Flying Dutchman


Woot! Block two is a little beauty!

This darling orange filled triangle maze is called the Flying Dutchman. Made entirely of flying geese units, you can choose to make a statement with the centre triangles (make that pinwheel standout, honey!) or go real low-key and do all of your F.G units the same! (As always) The choice is yours!!

FYI, this block is slightly tricky to piece (obvs because of it’s itty-bitty size!) so be really aware of keeping to a 1/4″ seam each time you’re at the sewing machine and make sure to nest that middle seam as close as possible to get a really crisp pinwheel centre. Do your best, learn along the way and don’t be afraid to make mistakes! šŸ˜Š


Keep on sharing your blocks with me by using the hashtag:Ā #AmandasMiniQAL or tagging me with @3and3quarters on Instagram and Facebook.

All of your first blocks were beautiful!! I love that everyone is doing something different while challenging and enjoying themselves along the way!! Yay!

Block three will be a fun one! I’ve already pulled my fabrics out for that one and can’t wait to share it with you!! (Here’s a clue for you: #) šŸ˜œ

Happy Sewing, Friends!!



MINI TUTORIAL: Flying Geese Block

Hereā€™s just a quick little tutorial I uploaded last week simplifying the process of making the utterly-tradtional Flying Geese unit.

The process of how to make this block should be a staple in your patchwork library and when it is, you can adapt and shape it into any size or formation you wish!

Here are the measurement & cutting instructions for this block..

– Cut x1: 5&1/2″ x 3″ rectangle from one fabric

– Cut x2: 3″ squares from a contrasting fabric

– Piece together as demonstrated in the video.

– Feel free to make as many Flying Geese units as you wish to piece together a long strip, or square or rectangle. The choice is all yours!

The final measurements of this unit are: 5&3/8″ x 3″ or 13.5cm x 7.5cm.

And, here are some great examples of the Flying Geese unit pieced together in a fewĀ beautiful andĀ creative ways!

(Links to theĀ sources of theseĀ quilts are at the end of this post!)

FlyingGeeseQuiltsHappy Sewing Friends!



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