Deli Geese Project – Block #43 – Bert

Here is block number #43 of the Deli Geese Block Project!

Bert

43 Bert

Block #43 Bert uses the Top Units from Light Flying Geese Units.  Details of making the units are found here.

Top Unit from Light Flying Geese

Top Light unit

Bert uses:
A – four Top Units from Light Flying Geese units.
B – four 2 1/2″ squares
C – four 2 1/2″ squares background (light)
D – eight 2 1/2″ half square triangles cut from a 2 1/2″ strip using an Easy Angle ruler (see picture below).
E – eight 2 1/2″ half square triangles of background fabric (light) cut from a 2 1/2″ strip using an Easy Angle ruler (see picture below).
F – four 2 1/4″ squares background

43 Bert B

This block will measure 12″ at this point and finish 11 1/2″

Cut the dark and light 2 1/2″ half square triangles from 2 1/2″ strips of fabric.

Cutting of small triangles

This block as well as many others in the Deli Geese Block Project uses 5″ squares.  It’s a great block for charm packs, layer cakes, and of course stash fabrics.

Deli Geese, because they’re sliced !

Enjoy!
Pat

Deli Geese Block Project Index

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,  Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Sounds of Summer

I was up early today and enjoyed the chorus of crickets and katydids before the louder sounds of daytime activity had a chance to cover them up. I tend to have my windows open as much as possible this time of year and listening to the birds in spring and early summer is always a treat, they are so loud around my house that they drown out the cricket chorus. So it’s special just to hear to the cricket chorus before fall settles in.

cricket copy

When I travel I sometimes have to cover up the noises in the hotel rooms in order to sleep. One of my favorite ways of doing this is to play a long Youtube recording and this is a great one of crickets:

Sleep to Sounds of Forest Peepers

Thunderstorms rolled through during the night and the rain was much appreciated, my flowers are in a pretty sorry condition after being neglected during the three weeks I was gone. As I was listening to the storm in the middle of the night I thought how accommodating Mother Nature is to bring us the rain we need in the middle of the night and not to interfere with the Minnesota State Fair activities!

State Fair

I’m not going to the fair this year, but thousands are.  Over the twelve days of the fair attendance averages 1.7 million, with the biggest on this the final weekend when attendance has been as much as 236,00 in one day! I’m putting it on my list of things to do again next year!

Make it a great day!

Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,    Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Deli Geese Project – Block #42 – Brianna

Here is block number #42 of the Deli Geese Block Project!

Brianna

42 Brianna

I’m beginning to think I will never get out of Outlander mode!  I don’t have cable TV so watching the Outlander TV series might be a challenge. I did discover that Starz offers a free download of the first episode, so I spent time this morning watching it. And it’s every bit as good as I hoped it would be!

Block #42 uses the Top Units from Dark Flying Geese units.  Details of making the units are found here.

Top Unit from Dark Flying Geese

Top Unit Dark

Brianna uses:
A – four Top Units from Dark Flying Geese units.
B – four  2 1/2″ x  4 1/2″ rectangles
C – four  2 1/2″ squares background (light) added to B with the connecting corner method that can be seen here.
D – four 2 1/2″ x  4 1/2″ rectangles background (light)
E – four 2 1/2″ squares added to D with the connecting corner method that can be seen here.
F – four 2 1/4″ squares

42 Brianna

This block will measure 12″ at this point and finish 11 1/2″

This block as well as many others in the Deli Geese Block Project uses 5″ squares.  It’s a great block for charm packs, layer cakes, and of course stash fabrics.

Deli Geese, because they’re sliced !

Enjoy!

Pat

Deli Geese Block Project Index

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,  Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Summer Break

Summer is coming to an end, the days are getting shorter, garden harvests are at a peak, and kids are going back to school.  Remember going back to school and catching up with everyone on what they did during the summer, that’s the way I feel right now.

I haven’t posted a blog in a while; I had a wonderful busy teaching travel schedule, tried to keep up with my gardens, and just returned from a three week vacation with my kids.  We went to Denmark, Sweden, and Norway; I saw only one quilt shop the whole time. The fabric was $32 a yard! That might explain why I only saw the one quilt shop. However yarn shops and sweater shops were everywhere!  The designs of the Nordic sweaters are amazing and I am going to give them a try sometime with upcycled cotton yarn.

Sweater

I’ve started giving away balls of upcycled yarn at some of my quilting workshops. I tell people that since I turned my hobby into my full time career, after a few years I discovered I wanted another hobby, but not another one that I needed to spend over $2,000 a year on! I have challenged myself to limit my knitting to using only upcycled yarn.  Most of the people in the workshops have never thought about upcycling thrift store sweaters into other projects. The balls of yarn I give away are enough to make a dishcloth, just the right project to get started with upcycled yarn.

Upcycled yarn

I’m home for a couple of weeks now and looking forward to catching up on some things.  I’ll start back on the Deli Geese Block Project soon!

Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel QuiltsAmazing Nickel QuiltsNickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

To schedule a Nickel Quilt lecture or workshop contact Pat at the email below.
Email: pat@patspeth.com
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Deli Geese Project – Block #41 – Roger

Here is block number #41 of the Deli Geese Block Project!

Roger

41 Roger

I’m still in Outlander mode!  I bought, Written in My Own Hearts Blood, the latest installment in the Outlander series in CD format as a birthday present to myself last month.  I can’t believe I’m going to admit this, but I am listening to it for the second time!  I’ve had some long road trips to Oklahoma and to Texas and the time just flies when listening to a great book.

Block #41 uses the Bottom Units from Dark Flying Geese units.  Details of making the units are found here.

Bottom Unit from Dark Flying Geese

Bottom Dark unit

Roger uses:
A – four Bottom Units from Dark Flying Geese units.
B – four  2 1/2″ x  4 1/2″ rectangles
C – four  2 1/2″ squares background (light) added to B with the connecting corner method that can be seen here.
D – four 2 1/2″ x  4 1/2″ rectangles background (light)
E – four 2 1/2″ squares added to D with the connecting corner method that can be seen here.
F – four 2 1/4″ squares

41 Roger

This block will measure 12″ at this point and finish 11 1/2″

This block as well as many others in the Deli Geese Block Project uses 5″ squares.  It’s a great block for charm packs, layer cakes, and of course stash fabrics.

Deli Geese, because they’re sliced !

Enjoy!
Pat

Deli Geese Block Project Index

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel QuiltsMore Nickel Quilts, Amazing Nickel QuiltsNickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Deli Geese Project Index

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Deli Geese Block Project Index

To assist you in finding the blocks in the project I have started this block index.  Simply click on the block name and it will take you to the blog posting for that block.  Enjoy!

Block #1 Scarlett               Block #2 Rhett
1 Scarlett2 Rhett

Block #3 Laverne                   Block #4 Shirley
3 Laverne4 Shirley

Block #5 Lewis                       Block #6 Clark
5 Lewis6 Clark

Block #7 Dasher                    Block #8 Dancer
7 Dasher 8 Dancer

Block #9 Tom Sawyer           Block #10 Huckleberry Finn
9 Tom Sawyer 10 Huckleberry Finn

Block #11 Lucy                      Block #12 Desi
11 Lucy12 Desi

Block #13 Orville                   Block #14 Wilbur
13 Orville 14 Wilber

Block #15 Prancer                 Block #16 Vixen
15 Prancer 16 Vixen

Block #17 Gandolf                 Block #18 Dumbledore
17 Gandalf 18 Dumbledore

Block #19 Sonny                   Block #20 Cher
1920

Block #21 Sherlock Holmes    Block #22 Dr. Watson
21 Sherlock Holmes 22 Dr Watson

Block #23 Dear Ann               Block #24 Dear Abby
23 Dear Ann 24 Dear Abby

Block #25 Robin Hood          Block #26 Maid Marian
25 Robin Hood 26 Maid Marian

Block #27 Donald                   Block #28 Daisy
27 28 Daisy

Block #29 Butch Cassidy     Block #30 Sundance Kid
29 Butch Cassidy30 Sundance Kid

Block #31 Spring Forward       Block #32 Fall Back
31 Spring Forward   32 Fall Back

Deli Geese Block Project Index

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel QuiltsMore Nickel Quilts, Amazing Nickel QuiltsNickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Lamoni, Iowa and Clinton, Oklahoma

I’m in Oklahoma teaching this week and decided to drive rather than fly.  I do find driving, when not driving in severe thunderstorms with 70 mile an hour winds and hail, relaxing!

Map

I broke the drive up and spent the first night in Lamoni, Iowa.  My hotel was just across the road from this Amish Country Store so of course I had to stop in and browse.

Amish Country Store

They had Amish baskets galore, one for every possible use!

Amish Baskets

I spotted some Amish buggies in the evening and in the morning when I took to the road again.

buggy

My first teaching stop was Clinton, Oklahoma where I had the pleasure of working with the Western Oklahoma Quilters for a couple of days.  Clinton, Oklahoma with a population of 9,300 is not large town so I was surprised at first to see so many tourists in the hotel I was staying at.  Then I remembered passing some Route 66 signs along my drive that day.  Sure enough Clinton, Oklahoma, with Oklahoma’s Route 66 Museum is a much visited stop.

Route 66 Museum

During my first night in Clinton, Oklahoma I woke during the night to the sounds of thunder and rain! I said before that rain follows me around and the quilters assured me it was a much needed rain so I’m glad I was able to bring it with me!

Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,    Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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