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Block-a-palooza Block #8 - Basket of Geese

I am very excited to share with you Block #8 in the Block-a-palooza!  I am a big fan of machine applique, so this block incorporates just that... appliqued geese.
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What you need:

Sunkissed #5448-12 {Lemonade solid}
1 - 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" square

Sunkissed #5440-11 {Limeade words}
1 - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square
1 - 2 1/2" x 10 3/4" square

Sunkissed #5447-11 {Limeade gingham}
1 - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square
1 - 2 1/2" x 10 3/4" square

Sunkissed #5443-23 {Orangesicle stripe}
1 - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square
1 - 2 1/2" x 10 3/4" square

Sunkissed #5441-26 {Ivory Orange swirl}
1 - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square
1 - 2 1/2" x 10 3/4" square

5" square of Pellon Wonder-Under Fusible Web

All seams are 1/4" unless otherwise noted.

Layout your 8 1/2" square in the middle and your four 10 3/4" strips along the sides as shown. 

Starting with your top strip, match up one end right sides together and stitch along the top and stop about a 1/2" before you reach the other end.

Working clockwise, stitch your next strip on in the same manner, keeping the top end flush with your 8 1/2" square and press open. Go back to the previous piece and match your strips RST and finish stitching your top strip to the end.

Continue working clockwise until you have sewn all four sides down.  Press.

Cut your 5" square of fusible web into four 2 1/2" pieces.  Fuse the fusible web to the wrong side of your remaining four 2 1/2" Squares.  Please refer to your fusible web directions for application.  Once you have fused the fusible web onto the backs, carefully peel the paper backing off of your fabric squares.

Cut your square in half diagonally once, then from one of the large triangles, cut it again in half, creating two small triangles.  You should now have 4 large triangles and 8 small triangles in the four different fabrics.

Lay your triangles{geese} out as shown below... creating a basket of geese.  Iron in place.

You can either machine or hand applique your geese on.  I prefer to machine applique, so I used a tiny blanket stitch to sew around each of the triangles.

Block 8 is now done! 

On to Block #9... Monday, February 21 with the talented Scott Hansen of Blue Nickel Studios.
Don't forget to share your blocks at the Bloggers' Block-a-palooza Flickr Group!


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