I thought I had scratched my geese designing itch with Goosed up & Goosing around, until I started messing around with skinny geese. It would appear I may need an intervention for this obsession as I designed another three variations.
First up is Skinny Minny....
|Skinny Minny block|
Similar to Goosed up in that it is a 24 geese circle, but oh the versatility of this block is huge simply by mixing the clockwise and anti-clockwise templates or changing the fabrics. The PDF for this block includes templates for both directions to make blocks in three sizes 4", 8" and 12".
|Design ideas using the Skinny Minny templates|
The lovely @giucy_giuce on IG tested this pattern for me and made the cutest pincushion from the 4" block. If you are on IG you should follow him, he makes the most stunning stuff.
Next up was Juicy Goosey....
You can never have too many geese in a block was my motto designing this ;-). 32 geese and no curved piecing in sight, that's my kind of block! This block also comes in three sizes - 4", 8" & 12".
|12" Juicy Goosey block|
|4" Juicy Goosey pincushion|
I wasn't daft enough to try it with the 32 geese block, but I thought it would work with the Goosed up templates. So after trying a very technically advanced Scissors, glue and picmonkey version and a bit of head scratching, I ended up with.......
|48 geese in one block, with NO curved sewing required - can I hear angels singing!?!|
|Picture blogged with permission - Block made by Jen Johnston|
I made templates for a 12" and 14" block size - perfect for a medallion quilt centre perhaps (yes Mama Sparks, I mean you!).
And so Double Goosed was my Swan (or geese) song and I am bowing gracefully and exiting off the 'designery stage'. Well as far as Geese circle blocks are concerned!