Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Stash Bee 2016 - September Block - Trail Of Geese

We were doing some paper piecing this month. Queen Jennifer asked us to use the Geese Trails templates from 'Piece and Press'. Daniel Rouse, the author of 'Piece and Press', asked if anyone shares their blocks on Instagram, to use the tag #trailsofgeese so he can follow along - OK ... and done.

Four of the templates yielded a 12x12 finished block. Actually, Daniel uses 6 templates to create a little trail proper. There are a few different ways you can join the blocks. Daniel prepared 2 templates which form the set and Jennifer asked us to print 4 sets. I then randomly picked 4 of the 8 templates  and ended up with the below assembly.

Puppilalla, Trails of Geese, Flying Geese Block, Triangle scraps, Scrap Busting, Improv piecing, Stash Bee, Quilting Bee, Bee Block

Colour wise it was almost a do-as-you-please-job, which I find the most difficult ones. Jennifer asked for an all white, blue or grey background with geese that transitioned somehow. I played with a pink to blue transition but it looks a bit too ... experimental to me. I know, you can tell that I am not actually convinced of the outcome. I am not in two but in several minds about the question whether I like it.

I am also awfully late with the block this month. My time was not my own the last five weeks but I sure hope that things will look up from here on in.

Stash Bee 2016


  1. It hasn't been easy scrapping up sewing time over here either :| This is an interesting block, I'm not sure I have ever seen it before. Sometimes being given too much freedom is harder than strict rules.

  2. Fun block, I like how the go in a curve.

  3. I have trouble with too much freedom, too. And the concept of adding them just in a random order sounds fascinating. That will be a really unplanned, but hopefull great, bee quilt?!


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