I had a very busy quilting weekend (again)! The first two blocks I decided to tackle were Whirling Geese and Crystals. Don’t forget, all 12 of my blocks can be found in McCall’s FREE Quilt Block Reference.
More partial seaming! The Whirling Geese Block was easier than the Celtic Twist in construction, but involved some resizing to make it a 12″ square finished block. That would have been very tricky without Aunt Kate’s help.
This block was a real break for me – I loved using big pieces of fabric again!
The Crystals Block involved making a lot of Flying Geese and half-square triangle units – just looking at the pattern made me nervous! But a new technique helped me out quite a bit with that. By cutting each square that would eventually become a half-square triangle 3 ¼″ rather than 2 7/8″, I could trim the finished half-square triangle units down to the proper size (2 ½” square) instead of worrying about sewing such small pieces together perfectly.
Check back soon to see my final two blocks – that’s right, I did finish them all this weekend!