Welcome Blockapaloozas! We are over half way now and entering the home stretch! Not to worry though if you are not on schedule or if you haven’t even started. Take your time and enjoy it!

I am very excited to be representing the Fat Quarterly team for this quiltalong! Moda’s Sunkissed is such a great fabric line and I just love flying geese so I leapt at the chance of designing a block using the 2.

If you are using Sunkissed you will need:

5 1/2″ x 13 1/2″ of the grey solid (Sunkissed Misty Grey 5448 15)
4 1/2? x 10? of the grey check print (Sunkissed Misty Grey 5447 15)
5 172? x 13 1/2″ of the swirly grey print (Sunkissed Misty Grey 5441 15)
6? x 12? of the grey flowers print (Sunkissed Misty Grey 5444 25)
10 1/2? x 12? of the pink text print (Sunkissed Pink Sorbet 5440 14)

Cutting Instructions:

From the grey solid, cut:
2 squares 3?
8 squares 2 1/2?

From the grey check print, cut:
4 rectangles 2 1/2? x 4 1/2?

From the grey swirly print, cut:
8 squares 2 1/2?
2 squares 3?

From the pink text print, cut:
4 rectangles 2 1/2? x 4 1/2?
8 squares 3?

From the grey flowers print, cut:
8 squares 3?

How to Make Half Square Triangles


Place 2 squares right sides together and draw a line down the diagonal on the wrong side. Sew 1/4? away from the line on both sides of the line.


Cut along the diagonal line, open and press. Trim to 2 1/2?.

Make the HSTs for your Block

1. Make 12 half square triangles from the grey flower and pink text print by pairing 6 of the 3? pink text squares with 6 of the grey flower 3? squares.

2. Make 4 half square triangles from the pink text print and the grey swirly print by pairing the 2 remaining 3? pink text print squares with the 2 grey swirly 3? squares.

3. Make 4 half square triangles from the grey solid and the grey flowers by pairing the 2 remaining 3? grey flower squares with the 2 grey solid 3? squares.

How to make Flying Geese


Draw a line down the diagonals on the wrong side of each of 2 1/2? squares.
Line up 1 square with the edge of the 2 1/2? x 4 1/2? rectangle with right sides facing. Make sure the diagonal line runs from the top middle of the rectangle to the bottom outside corner. Sew along the diagonal. Trim away excess to leave a 1/4? seam allowance. Open and press.


Line up the second 2 1/2? square with the other side of the rectangle with the diagonal line running from the top middle of the rectangle to the bottom outside edge. Sew along the diagonal, trim away excess to leave a 1/4? seam allowance and open and press.

Make the Flying Geese for the Block

1. Make 4 flying geese using the 4 pink text print 2 1/2? x 4 1/2? rectangles and the 8 grey swirly print 2 1/2? squares.

2. Make 4 flying geese using the 4 grey check 2 1/2? x 4 1/2? rectangles and the 8 grey solid 2 1/2? squares.

Putting it All Together


1. Arrange the grey swirly print and pink text print half square triangles in a pinwheel shape and sew together.


2. Sew each of the grey check print flying geese to the top of a pink text print flying geese to make 4 flying geese units.


3. Arrange 3 grey flower print/pink text print half square triangles and 1 grey flower print/grey solid half square triangle into a 4 patch as shown. Sew together and repeat so you have 4 such units.


4. Arrange these units into rows as shown and sew together.


5. Sew the rows together as shown.

Now you have block #11! Hooray! I can’t wait to see everybody’s blocks in the Flickr group.

You can download the pdf version of this block here.

Next up is Block #12 by Jennifer Davis which can be found on her blog Sugar Stitches. See you all there!

take care

Tacha