Dazzle Quilt Along Week 2

>> Tuesday, March 2, 2021

 This is Week 2 for the Quilt along featuring the Dazzle Quilt pattern.

Dazzle quilt Sarah Vanderburgh Sew Joy Creations


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It's all about the Geese

no waste flying geese method dazzle quilt along

The Dazzle quilt pattern uses a no-waste flying geese method which makes 4 geese at a time.

I have used this method a lot and like it because of the no waste and for quilts where I need to make a lot of these blocks. It's not the only method out there so you do have the option of making geese in your preferred method - just check the pattern for size and number of geese blocks required. (note that the fabric requirements in the pattern are for this method though - you might need more if you use a different technique)

One of my favorite things about this pattern is that the blocks are made up of traditional basic units; practicing these units and seeing them turn into a quilt is something that never gets old for me.

Week 2 To Dos

chain piecing no waste flying geese

~ make the required number of geese blocks. I found that chain piecing made this step go even faster.

trimming geese blocks rotating cutting mat

~ trim accurately! Trim from the 'goose' side first to keep the point inside the seam allowance. I trim using my rotating cutting mat to do several at a time. 

Here's a link to a post I did as part of my Quick Tablerunner tutorial - it has lots of photos of this flying geese technique including a closeup of the trimming.

~ keep your geese organized. Once you have finished all the required geese blocks according to the sie of Dazzle quilt you're making, keep them laying flat and ready to sew into the blocks with the rest of your project fabrics. I don't like to have to re-iron after storing block units and I'm sure you don't either :)

~ check week 2 off your list! Whether you do a little bit of this step each night, or dedicate a chunk of time to this week's task, know that you have done a great job this week. 

Thanks for quilting along!

Sarah V.

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