Another quilter challenged me to go into my pre-cut bins and make a quilt top before spring. One of my favorite patterns is Flying Geese. I just wanted something I could mindlessly chain sew while watching old movies or Flosstube. I have named this one Flying Through the Scrap Bins.
Flying Through the Scrap Bin — Easy to do
I pulled the bin that has 5″ squares. Some of these squares are from my scrap bins that I cut during the stay-at-home time of COVID in 2020. And some of the squares are pre-cut packs.
I generally don’t purchase those little pre-cut packs of 5″ blocks. However, people do give them to me as gifts. To prevent them getting lost in my stash I keep them in a plastic tub. At some point during all the COVID fuss, I combined the tub of pre-cuts, and the scrap squares I was cutting then.
The temperatures have been chilly outside over the past week. Working on another scrap quilt from a tub of already cut squares was an easy way to spend those cold evenings. And with the wood stove going and a cup of hot chocolate what more could I want, right?
I find this method easiest to do so I don’t have bias edges to deal with when making Flying Geese.
Here is my Flying Geese board on Pinterest. These blocks can be used to make so many different designs. You just need to decide what appeals to you.
Over the past week, I have made seven rows of geese. Mindless, low stress, and satisfying to my poor overworked brain. Next will be sewing the rows together into a beautiful quilt top.
Do you need an easy project? Flying Through the Scrap Bin might be just what you need. I think five-inch squares are easy to deal with, but these geese can easily be made larger or smaller. The construction process is the same. See here for another idea.
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