Deli Geese Project – Block #7 – Dasher

Here is block number #7 of the Deli Geese Block Project!


7 Dasher

This block which I have made out of Christmas fabrics is Dasher, named after one Santa’s eight reindeer. I always loved watching the TV special as a child. Here is a link to part one of the show.

You might notice that I have used two different background fabrics in this block.  That is because I used what I happened to have on hand!  The fabrics, including the background fabric used in the center portion of the block, is from a Moda charm pack, and the background fabric in the Deli Geese units as well as the small corner squares is from some stash fabrics I had on hand.  I’m really going to try to use stash fabrics in these blocks and to show you that mixing things up and “making do” is great!

Block #7 Dasher 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

Dasher uses:

A – four Top Units from Light Flying Geese units

B – four 2 1/2″  x  4 1/2″ rectangles

C – four 2 1/2″ x  4 1/2″ rectangles background (light)

D – four 2 1/2″ squares, added to C with the connecting corner method that can be seen here.

E – four 2 1/4″ squares  background

7 Dasher

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 !


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

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One thought on “Deli Geese Project – Block #7 – Dasher

  1. Oh, I quite like this one! In fact, until you mentioned it, I hadn’t noticed the background change. They are very much alike in color and busy-ness. I do a lot of scrappy, and I guess I just expect that kind of background sharing. =) Great block!

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