I've had a grand old time today playing with flying geese. The lovely Trudi asked for Flying Geese blocks to start us off on the second year of the Brit Bee on Flickr using Karavan by Valerie Wells and some Kaffe Fasset scraps. Her last words on asking us to make her flying geese were "Please play and have fun with it!"
I have a great app for my Iphone called the Quick and Easy Block Tool. I really like it, it gives cutting and assembly directions for loads of quilt blocks and gives different size options. I love the Night Vision block. I made a few a while ago for a mini quilt swap, and decided that would be a good start. The last time I made them I was too scared to try anything smaller than a 6" block, but this time I went for a 3" block :)
After that I took Trudi's instructions to heart and couldn't stop playing! I didn't plan this block at all, it just kind of fell out of my head as I went. It ended up a bit of a biggie at 20", and I could have happily kept playing, but then Trudi may have ended up with a little quilt top!
The little pinwheels in the corners are made from the offcuts from some of the geese, so I decided it was fine to include them, as they are the products of the geese - oooo they are gosling blocks!
Anyway, I hope Trudi likes her block. I had a lot of fun making it :) There are some other lovely geese blocks popping up in the Brit Bee group if you fancy a gander at them (Ho ho I crack myself up!)