MarketPlace India quilt

Fabric for the MarketPlace India quilt was distributed at last week's guild meeting. Volunteers voted for a flying geese quilt, inspired by a Purl Bee quilt. 


Guidelines for blocks: 

  • Most blocks should contain a red or blue fabric. We have a lot of blue and red fabric, a fair amount of tan and purple, and small amounts of brown, black and green. 
  • Each volunteer needs to make 16 flying geese blocks. Finished blocks will be sewn together in sets:
    • (1) set of 2 geese
    • (2) sets of 4 geese
    • (1) set of 6 geese
    • Most geese in a set should be made of the same or similar fabric. For example: (1) set of 2 red geese with tan background, (1) set of 4 tan geese with blue background, (1) set of 4 black geese with blue background, (1) set of 6 blue geese, 5 with red backgrounds and 1 with tan background. 
  • Any extra fabric is yours to keep.
Here are my finished blocks:



To make the blocks:

  • Each block requires one 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle and two matching 4 1/2" squares 
  • Cutting instructions:
    • For the set of 2 geese, cut:
      • (2) matching 8 x 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles
      • (4) matching 4 1/2" squares
    • For EACH set of 4 geese, cut:
      • (4) matching 8 x 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles
      • (8) matching 4 1/2" squares
    • For the set of 6 geese, cut: 
      • (6) matching 8 x 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles
      • (12) matching 4 1/2" squares
  • Sew the geese using the Purl Bee tutorial
  • Trim finished geese to 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" 
  • Sew your geese together into 4 sets:
    • (1) set of 2 geese
    • (2) sets of 4 geese
    • (1) set of 6 geese
  • Post pictures of your finished blocks online at our Flickr group or on Instagram, tagged with #mplsmqg

Timeline:
  • June 19 - fabric distributed at guild meeting
  • August 14 - finished blocks are due at guild meeting
  • September 18 - pieced top and back are due at guild meeting
  • October 16 - quilted top is due at guild meeting
  • October 31 - binding is finsihed, quilt is photographed and mailed to Marketplace India

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