Deli Geese Project – Block #24 – Dear Abby

I have just come in from two hours of shoveling and snow blowing. It warmed up here in Saint Paul, MN just long enough for it to snow and now it’s going to turn really cold again.  It’s actually kind of funny that I see more of my neighbors during the winter shoveling snow than I see of them during the summer months!

A few of the things I am thankful for today:
My strong healthy body
Boots that keep your feet warm down to -30°
The fact I don’t have to travel today in this snow
Hot chocolate

Here is block number #24 of the Deli Geese Block Project!

Dear Abby

24 Dear Abby

Named for Abigail Van Buren the pen name of Pauline Phillips author of the Dear Abby column from 1956 until 2000.

Block #24 Dear Abby, 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

Abby uses:
A – four Top Units from Light Flying Geese units.
B – four 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles
C – one 4 1/2″ square
D – eight 2 1/2″  squares of background (light), four of these are added to C with the connecting corner method that can be seen here.
E – four 2 1/4″ squares background

24 Dear Abby

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,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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2 thoughts on “Deli Geese Project – Block #24 – Dear Abby

  1. Good partner design match. Thanks for including these two sisters. I loved both their columns, although I was more of a Dear Abby fan.

  2. Although it’s been cold this winter in NY, we never reached -30. I guess that makes me grateful that I don’t live in MN. When I was growing up, I loved Dear Abby. It was the first thing I read in the newspaper everyday.

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