Deli Geese Project – Block #17 – Gandalf

Here is block number #17 of the Deli Geese Block Project!

Gandalf

17 Gandalf

This pair of blocks is named after two of my favorite Wizards! Just in case you are not familiar with the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Gandalf is the staring Wizard in the The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Block #17 Gandalf, 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

Gandalf uses:
A – four Bottom Units from Dark Flying Geese units.
B – two 5″ squares cut in half on the diagonal*
C – four 2 1/2″ squares
D – 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).
E – four 2 1/4″ squares

17 Gandalf

Cutting of the 2 1/2″ half square triangles from a strip of fabric.

Cutting of small triangles

* Technically you should be able to cut a 4 7/8″ square in half on the diagonal for this unit and you will end up with the correct unit size of 4 1/2″ square unfinished. I prefer to just cut the 5″ square in half on the diagonal and square up after the unit has been sewn together.  This is how I position the unit and ruler for trimming since you should only need to trim away from the larger triangle.

trimming of Shaded Four Patch

Block #17 Gandalf, 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

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

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6 thoughts on “Deli Geese Project – Block #17 – Gandalf

  1. Pat you are making me dizzy with all your colors and moves of fabrics… Love every one of the blocks… So many block so little time….

  2. I JUST LOVE THE DELI-GEESE BLOCK I JUST STARTED RECEIVING YOU SITE. WHERE CAN I GET THE OTHER DELI-GEESE BLOCKS? I WOULD LOVE TO DO A WHOLE QUILT THIS WAY . WHAT A GOOD DISCOVERERY. ALSO I, AM TO BUY THE BIG BOOK OF NICKEL CREEK THAT YOU WROTE ABOUT. I DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE BOOK, BUT IF ITS ANYTHING LIKE WHAT YOU PRESENT HERE ITS GOT TO BE GREAT. THANK YOU NANCY FOLAND

    • The other Deli Geese Project blocks are all still available on my blog. Just use the search feature on my blog page (it’s on the black bar near the top) to look for the other blocks by typing in Deli Geese or the Block #. Enjoy! Pat

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