This week in my studio Chillingsworth was introduced to Spellbound and some Shimmer scraps left over from my nine patch pillow tutorial the other day. By looking at the Sizzix dies in my collection I realized that the trapezoid shape would fit with the two traditional flying geese triangles to create an offset flying goose!
Fabric: 1 1/4 yards background fabric for geese, 1/2 yard for each of the five geese center triangle colors, 1/2 yard sashing and one Chillingsworth panel.
Using this die, die cut 12 each of five different prints for the main triangle in the offset geese for a total of 60 triangles.
Using this die, die cut 32 trapezoids of the background fabric, making sure they point to the left. Flip the fabric on the die and die cut 28 trapezoids pointing to the right for a total of 60 trapezoids (it's a 3 1/2 x 6 1/2" rectangle with a 45 degree angle cut off a corner). Using this die, die cut 60 triangles out of the background fabric (it's a 3 1/2" square cut on a diagonal).
I'd originally planned on putting all the offset geese to the same side. . .
I liked how this looked but once I continued the layout around Chillingsworth I decided to rip it apart and alternate the blocks left and right. Here is the rest of the tutorial:
Using 1/4" seam allowances, assemble all the geese units. There will be four identical rows of 15 geese each. Set the rows aside.
Trim the Chillingsworth panel to 42.5" high x 23" wide. Cut two pieces of vertical sashing 2.75 x 42.5" and add one to the left and one to the right side of the panel. Press seams to the side. Cut two pieces of horizontal sashing 2 x 27.5" and add to the top and bottom of the panel and side sashing and press. Sew one row of geese on the left of the panel and sashing and another on the right. Press. Repeat for the top and bottom rows of geese. The top is now ready to be quilted and bound; I'm planning on using a rust orange newsprint for the binding, also from the Chillingsworths Spooky Ride line.
I 'm taking suggestions on how to quilt it — the last spooky throw I made was quilted with spiderwebs. October is a fun month for me — fall in New England and Annabel turns six! Are you doing any fun fall or Halloween sewing?