Sunday, 29 September 2013

Stash Busters Quilt Along, Week 5

It's hard to believe that we are at week 5 already.  I just checked our Flickr page and we are up to 81 photos.  Wonderful!!!!!  On October 1st I will draw a winner for our first months giveaway, and post what next months giveaway will be.  So don't despair if you don't get your pictures up by the 1st, they can count towards next months prize.

This weeks block is Circle of Geese.  Click here for the link to the Piece by Number page that features the block and a link to download the Pdf pattern.  Beth at Piece by Number has graciously agreed to let us use her pattern for our quilt along, thanks so much Beth!  When printing the pattern be aware that there is a clockwise, and counterclockwise, pattern.  Print four copies of one of them.  I used the clockwise spin.

This is a paper piecing pattern so remember to cut the pieces bigger than you think you need. LOL!  I had a few miscues and therefore a little reverse stitching to do.  I started with a fat quarter of background and ended up with a little piece about 2" x 3" left over.  Allow yourself lots of fabric.  Beth has a link on her page to some great paper piecing directions in case you don't know how, or need a little refresher.

I decided not to make one of these blocks out of my reproduction fabric since it wouldn't really fit in a reproduction quilt.  Instead I  made a second batik block.  I'm sure I'll find a use for it.

For those of you that follow the quilt along through facebook, please be aware that throughout October I may be away from my computer on Sundays and therefore not able to post the link on Facebook.  It will be scheduled to appear on the blog for 00:01 each Sunday, so you may need to go directly to my blog at to find it.

If you have a problem downloading the pattern from Beth's page, please let me know and I will try to walk you through it.  Happy quilting everyone!


  1. I was wondering if you might do this one. It's been on my to do list forever!

  2. This is an awesome block. I haven't done paper piecing so i am excited to learn. I have to redo the first block as it shrunk when I ironed it, so now I press before I cut the fabric. The second block turned out great. Now i am trying to decide how many colors of fabric to use. But that is what learning to quilt is all about.

  3. Love this block! Not sure if I'll have time this morning, but later today I'm sure!

  4. I love this block, too. I've just done a bit of paper piecing so this will help sharpen my skills.