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2016 Paintbrush Studio New Block Blog Hop

Paintbrush Studio Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to my day on the 2016 Paintbrush Studio New Block Hop.  Paintbrush Studio has generously sponsored this hop featuring their new line of solids seen above, and provided the fabric for our blocks.  Below is my block:

 Flying Kisses Block


Cutting Instructions

For the flying geese,

– 12 small squares of Coral background fabric cut to 1 7/8″ square

– 3 large squares of Bordeaux fabric for the geese themselves cut to 3 1/4″ square

8 White strips 3 3/4″ x 1 1/2″

4 White strips 4 1/2″ x 1 1/3″

1 Light blue Daydream fabric 4 1/2″ square

Midnight background fabric:  (2) 5″ squares, (2) 6″ squares


Piecing Instructions

Place two Coral 1 7/8″ squares on a 3 1/4″ Bordeaux square as shown.


Draw a diagonal line intersecting the two squares.


Sew a 1/4″ seam on both sides, and cut down the middle.


Press open.


Place another Coral 1 7/8″ square on the piece as shown.


Draw a line, sew on both sides, cut down the middle and press.


Repeat until you have 12 flying geese.


Sew three geese together, taking care to keep the points. Press. Repeat until you have four sets of three geese.


Sew two White  3 3/4″ by 1/2″ pieces to each side of the flying geese sets. Press and trim to the height of the flying geese set.  Repeat.

Sew a White 4 1/2″ x 1/2″ piece to the pointed end of the flying geese, press and trim to 4 1/2 squared.  Repeat until you have four 4 1/2″ square blocks like this:


Cut the Midnight background squares at a diagonal to make right triangles.


Take the smaller triangles from the 5″ squares.  These will be sewn on the end of the geese blocks.


Line up the points of the Midnight triangle with the centerline of the geese triangles.  Sew to the end of the geese blocks as shown. Press


Trim off the points.


Sew the middle light blue Daydream 4 1/2″ square between two of the geese blocks. Press.


Sew two of the larger triangles from the 6″ squares to both sides of one geese block. Press and repeat with the remaining block.


Line up and pin the three pieces together.  Sew, press, and trim to 12 1/2″ squared.


And that’s it!  I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.  Please leave me a comment, especially if you decide to make this block!


Here are the other amazing bloggers on this hop:

Monday, March 28th

Host: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

Jess @Quilty Habit
Silvia @A Stranger View
Cristy @Love You Sew
Kelly @Quilting It Out
Renee @Quilts of a Feather
Bernie @Needle and Foot
Terri Ann @Childlike Fascination
Chelsea @Patch the Giraffe
Mary @Quilting is in my Blood
Diana @Red Delicious Life

Sarah @123 Quilt

Tuesday, March 29th

Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs
Kim @Leland Ave Studios
Andrea @The Sewing Fools
Cassandra @The (not so) Dramatic Life
Stephanie @Quilt’n Party
Irene @Patchwork and Pastry
Tish @Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland
Abby @Hashtag Quilt
Sarah @Smiles Too Loudly
Carrie @The Zen Quilter
Wanda @Wanda’s Life Sampler

Jayne @Twiggy and Opal

Wednesday, March 30th

Host: Stephanie @Late Night Quilter
Vicki @Orchid Owl Quilts
Shelly @The Carpenter’s Daughter Who Quilts
Amy @13 Spools
Geraldine @Living Water Quilter
Robyn @Hoops & Thimbles
Jan @The Colorful Fabriholic
Sharla @Thistle Thicket Studio
Jinger @Trials of a Newbie Quilter
Kathryn @Kupitis
Jane @Jolly and Delilah
Josi @Avocado Quilts
Deanna @Stitches Quilting
Lori @SewPsyched!


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  • Reply Dena March 30, 2016 at 5:53 am

    lovely block and good tutorial

  • Reply Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl March 30, 2016 at 8:08 am

    I really like the movement the geese give your block. Thank you so much for joining the hop!

  • Reply Sharla @ Thistle Thicket Studio March 30, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Flying geese are one of my favorites because of the interest it adds to a quilt. Great block!

  • Reply Stephanie March 30, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Ohhh I love me some flying geese!!Your block looks fabulous, and the name is so perfect!! P.S. I had a hard time finding your comment icon! But maybe that isn’t so important these days… people comment much less frequently now than they did even a year ago…

  • Reply Carrie Wikander March 30, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Love the flying geese and really the entire block. Great use of the colors I would say. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply lori landenburger March 30, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    What a super block!! I’d love to see it as a signature quilt 🙂 And such a great name!! xx

  • Reply Diana @ Red Delicious Life April 1, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Such a great block and it has the perfect name! Lots of options with quilting or even fussy cutting in the center square.

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