Confections Quilt Along - Month 7

Kimberlee Tanner

We have passed the halfway point and reached month 7! If you are caught up, you should have 60 blocks done. Don't forget to store your blocks nice and flat so that they are ready to join together at the end.

All blocks will be 6 1/2". 

 For all the specifics for the quilt along and links to all the blog posts, check out the main quilt along page:

We'll add each month's link to that page and it also goes over fabric requirements and schedule. We recommend bookmarking it if you would like to be able to always find the posts easily.

Cutting the White/Background Fabric

Remember, for your white fabric you can simply cut off what you need from your yardage each month, no need to precut it down to anything.

  • Cut 5 @ 2 3/8" x WOF
    • Subcut into 80 @ 2 3/8" square

Cutting Month 7 Colored Fabric

From each Month 7 section:

  • Cut 2 @ 4 1/4" square

Making the Quilt Block

Block will be 6 1/2" square.

Make the Flying Geese.

  1. Line 1 - 2 3/8" white square up in the corner of a 4 1/4" colored square.
  2. Repeat with another white square in the opposite corner.
  3. Draw a line from corner to corner across the white squares.
  4. Sew 1/4" seam on either side of the line.
  5. Cut on the line.
  6. Press your white triangles up.
  7. Place another 2 3/8" white square on the remaining corner.
  8. Draw a line from corner to corner towards the center of the colored block.
  9. Sew 1/4" seam on either side of the line. 
  10. Cut on the line.
  11. Press and trim dog ears.
  12. Repeat with remaining section and then second 4 1/4" colored square to create 8 flying geese.
how to make flying geese

Sew two Flying Geese blocks together to create 4 sections.

2 flying geese together

Layout the sections following the diagram below.

block 7 layout

Sew the top two sections together the bottom two sections together, and then the two halves together. Press.

Tips for Making the Quilt Block

  • This is a great block to chain piece. Cut everything out first, lay out the white squares, and then just sew them all in a long line.
  • When pressing, press away from your points, this will keep them sharp.
  • When sewing the flying geese together, sew with the point that will be in the seam on top. That will allow you to make sure you are keeping your seam right on that point so you don't lose it.

Repeat with all 10 colors of fabric to make 10 completed 6 1/2" blocks.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Happy Quilting!

Kimie and Missy

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