Color Dance (continued)

I’ve been working on the Color Dance Block of the Month by QT Fabrics, since I’ll be teaching the series at Aunt Mary’s Quilting starting in February.  Month Three involves making a lot of Flying Geese units.  Since the Geese are all different colors, they need to be made one at a time the traditional way.

These Flying Geese units are cut-size 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  They’re pretty big, and making them the traditional way creates a lot of waste with the folded-corner method.  I decided to adjust the directions by adding a second sewing line to the wrong side of the corner squares.

Color Dance - Flying Geese with folded corner

When you sew on the two lines, then cut down the middle to separate the pieces, you get the beginnings of a Flying Geese unit and a Half Square Triangle block.  It’s a quick and easy way to make blocks from the leftovers and saves time too.

Flying Geese unitFlying Geese and HST

Then I mark the lines and sew the same way on the other side.

Flying Geese continuedFlying Geese Part 4Color Dance - Flying Geese and HSTs

Of course, I’m using my trusty Wing Clipper tool to trim the Flying Geese units and make them fit together perfectly.

And look at the pile of HSTs that are left over.  Don’t worry, these will be put to good use.


So for Month 3, the Flying Geese are put into rows.

Color Dance Month 3

I’m just loving these colors – you know how I like to use dark backgrounds.

If you are interested in the Color Dance Block of the Month, sign up at Aunt Mary’s Quilting for the classes starting February 4th!



Color Dance (continued)

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