Flying geese in quilt blocks, sashing and borders by Christine Baker January 4, 2016 written by Christine Baker January 4, 2016 1.2K The retreat tote – made in December on QUILTsocial Last week I used my retreat tote when I joined a few of my friends for a day of quilting. It worked great to bring all of my tools and my friends were very impressed with how beautiful the Northcott fabrics were. If you haven’t seen my retreat tote, check out my QUILTsocial blog posts from December to see the tutorial. While I was making the tote I fell in love with the ColorWorks Concepts flying geese fabric and kept thinking of all the different things I could do with it. This week I think I want to make a lap quilt, but first I want to play around and figure out the many ways to use flying geese in quilt blocks, sashing and borders. The flying geese fabric Making blocks with the flying geese fabric This fabric is great for making borders as I did in my tote, and although I have an idea of the block I want to make for my quilt, I’ll create a couple of other blocks using EQ7. I can easily insert the fabric into different designs to see how it works. The flying geese strip on the fabric is 2″ wide and each of the flying geese are 1″ high, so that makes it perfect for sewing into different block designs. Here are a couple of different ones: Split rail fence block using the flying geese fabric Double monkey wrench block using the flying geese fabrics Making sashing strips with the flying geese fabric The flying geese fabric can also be used for sashing strips, either just the 2″ wide flying geese, or cut wider with the stripes on both sides. Here are a couple of examples of sashings made with the flying geese: Flying geese sashing strips Flying geese and stripes sashing Flying geese borders Probably the easiest way to use this fabric is in the border of your quilt. The fabric can be cut the width of the fabric or the length of the fabric depending on the look you want. A few of the patterns available on the Northcott website use this fabric for the borders. Check out these designs: Northcott Jean Boyd’s pattern called “Solar Flair” uses the Soho Panel and the flying geese fabric cut lengthwise for the border. Northcott Castilleja Cotton’s pattern “Fractured Geese” uses the fabric cut width of fabric to give a totally different look to the inner border. Northcott Project House 360 uses the flying geese fabric-trimmed so that none of the stripes show to make two borders in their pattern “Oasis”. The many uses for flying geese fabrics As you can see this fabric is extremely versatile!! It can be used for blocks, sashing or borders in quilts, not to mention all of the other possible uses such as for curtains, pillows or pillowcases. I’m so happy that Northcott is sending me more of this fabric so that I can get to work making my lap quilt. I hope you liked exploring the many ways to use flying geese fabric in quilt blocks, sashing and borders – see you tomorrow! Print this page or save as a PDF block designsbordersfabricflying geesenorthcottnorthcott fabricsquiltquilt blocksashing strips FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Christine Baker I have been designing and publishing quilt patterns for the last 16 years under the business name Fairfield Road Designs. My patterns range from fusible applique and piecing to felted wool applique and punchneedle. You can see all of patterns on my website www.fairfieldroaddesigns.com. previous post Getting crazy with the PFAFF Passport 3.0 next post Using strip sets to make quick and easy quilt blocks YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... QUILTsocial Giveaway 288: Jungle Rose 12-Fat Quarter Fabric... Get your Banyan Batiks Baralla, we’re making a... QUILTsocial Giveaway 284: Baralla 12-Fat Quarter Fabric Bundle! 5 tips to create the best ever quilt... The secret to modern quilting using the straight... How a short stitch, in quilting, can save... How to choose a quilt design for fabric... Falling in love with Banyan Batiks Kayana autumn... Banyan Batiks Kayana Autumn fabric steals the fall... 2 comments Christine Baker February 21, 2016 - 1:19 am Hi Bonnie, if you email Northcott they would be able to tell you which stores are carrying the pattern. Their contact into is at the bottom of this page: http://www.northcott.net/about.aspx#contact Christine Reply Janie January 8, 2016 - 9:52 pm Wow great ideas. Thanks for the inspiration. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.