Online Quilting Bee Skill Builder Block 3

Online Quilting Bee Block 3

We are having so much fun hearing the responses from you and seeing all of your amazing quilt blocks!

If you missed block 2, you can get instructions for it here: Online Quilting Bee Block 2 For more information, you can head to the main Quilt Along webpage and it will outline all the details. Scroll down below the video for fabric requirements.

We are now ready to sew block 3! This month we are learning all about flying geese blocks. This block features a star constructed of flying geese, inside a larger matching star. We will use our favorite method of flying geese, No Waste 4 at a time. If you would like more information on how to customize your flying geese units and make them in different sizes, visit our full tutorial:

4 at a time Flying Geese

Using this method, the flying geese will come out the exact size you need, no trimming necessary. If you are using light and dark fabrics, you may want to trim off the dog ears to keep them from showing through the fabric.

If you are looking for a good use of scraps, this block is the perfect solution. Make each star a different color, or mix them up. It really is such a versatile block, perfect for young and old alike. Each block will finish at 18″. The final quilt will be about 64×84″.

Fabric Requirements:

There are 2 different options for this quilt, make the sampler, consisting of 12 different blocks, or make a quilt of just this block, repeating it 12 times.

Online Quilting Bee - Sampler Quilt

Sampler Quilt Fabric Requirements (assuming 40″ wide fabric):

Finished quilt : 64×84″

White – 4 yard
Dark Green (including border) – 2 yards
Light Green – 1 1/4 yards
Gray – 1 yard
Yellow – 1 yard

Block 3 Quilt Fabric Requirements (assuming 40″ wide fabric)

Finished quilt 64×84″

White – 3  5/8 yard
Dark Green (including border) – 1 1/4 yard
Light Green – 5/8 yard
Gray – 3/8 yard
Yellow – 3/8 yard

Block Three Instructions

NOTE: When cutting fabric for the sampler quilt, cut only what you need, leaving extra fabric in large in tact pieces. DON’T cut long strips to cut down. This will ensure you have the sizes and pieces you need for later blocks. 

White:

  • 1 @ 10 1/4″ square
  • 1 @ 5 3/4″ square
  • 4 @ 5″ square
  • 4 @ 2 3/4″ square

Gray:

  • 4 @ 3 1/8″ square

Dark Green:

  • 2 @ 5 3/8″ square

Light Green:

  • 2 @ 5 3/8″ square

Yellow:

  • 1 @ 5″ square

Flying Geese Construction

Place 2 gray squares on top of one 5 3/4″ white square, across from each other diagonally, lining up the corners. Draw a line from corner to corner. Sew a 1/4″ seam on both sides of the drawn line. Cut on the line. Press the gray triangles up.

Place another gray square on the final corner of one section. Draw a line from corner to corner. Sew a 1/4″ seam on both sides of the drawn line. Cut on the line. Press. Repeat with final gray square and other white/gray section for 4 gray/white flying geese units.

 

Repeat with the white 10 1/4″ square and 5 3/8″ dark green and light green square, placing matching squares across from each other in step one. You will have 4 dk green/white/lt green flying geese units.

Inside Star Construction

Note: Press each seam before moving onto the next step. We pressed the seams towards the solid square to minimize bulk and make it possible to next the seams, helping them line up easier.

Top Strip: Sew 1 – 2 3/4″ white square next to one gray/white flying geese unit, followed by 1 – 2 3/4″ white square. Repeat for Bottom Strip.

Center Strip: Sew one gray/white flying geese unit next to the 5″ yellow square, followed by a gray/white flying geese unit.

Sew top strip to top of center strip, and sew bottom strip to bottom of center strip.

Final Block Construction

Top Strip: Sew 1 – 5″ white square to one green/white flying geese unit, followed by 1 – 5″ white square. Repeat for Bottom strip, using the matching green/white flying geese unit.

Center Strip: Sew 1 green/white flying geese unit to the Inside Star, followed by a green/white flying geese unit.

Sew top strip to top of center strip, and sew bottom strip to bottom of center strip.

 

Finishing Instructions

For both quilts (visual instructions will be included in the final video but written instructions are included here if you are making the one block quilt):
Sashing and Border 1
White:

  • Cut 8 @ 2 1/2 x 18 1/2″
  • Cut 7 @ 2 1/2″ x Width of Fabric (WOF)

Border 2
Dark Green:

  • Cut 8 @ 1 1/2″ x Width of Fabric

Quilt Construction:

Sew 3 white WOF strips together, cut into 2 – 58 1/2″ strips

Sew 1 – 18 1/2″ sashing to the right side of 1 block. Sew another block to the right, followed by another sashing and another block.

Repeat 4 times.

Sew rows together with 58 1/2″ sashing strips between them.

Border 1:

Sew 2 white WOF strips together, cut into a 78 1/2″ strip. Repeat with 2 more WOF strips.

Sew 2 white WOF strips together, cut into a 62 1/2″ strip. Repeat with 2 more WOF strips.

Sew 78 1/2″ border strips to the sides of the quilt top. Sew the 62 1/2″ strips to the top and bottom of the quilt top.

Border 2:

Sew 4 dark green WOF strips together, cut into a 82 1/2″ strip and a 64 1/2 ” strip. Repeat with remaining four strips.

Sew the 82 1/2″ strips to sides of quilt top. Sew the 64 1/2″ strips to the top and bottom.

Press, layer, and quilt.

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5 Replies to “Online Quilting Bee Skill Builder Block 3”

  1. VickiRae says: Reply

    This was a great tutorial. Thank you

    1. You’re welcome. We are glad you enjoyed it!

  2. […] you missed block 3, you can get instructions for it here: Online Quilting Bee Block 3 For more information, you can head to the main Quilt Along webpage and it will outline all the […]

  3. Tamma Melton says: Reply

    Are your block instructions available in pdf-form? I live in an area where internet connectivity is spotty to follow the video. Thank you!

    1. They are not, we have the videos and the written instructions in the blog post. We try to include everything you need to know in the written instructions to follow along, but if something isn’t clear, please shoot us an email and we’ll help out! (email is the quickest way to get a response).

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