Thursday, September 1, 2022

Melodic Mystery ++ Flying Geese


Let's Make Flying Geese!  

Welcome to the Septmeber set of instructions for the Melodic Mystery Quilt! The Melodic Mystery Quilt is a free quilt-along that runs from July 2022 through April 2023 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month. 

There is plenty of time to join in on the quilt along, instructions are published monthly so there is plenty of time to catch up! You can find all of the information about the Melodic Mystery, including schedule, past instructions, links to the Facebook group, sneak peek, and more in the Main Melodic Mystery Quilt Page.


Easy to Print PDF Instructions

You can download the monthly instructions in an easy to print, pdf version right here:




More Flying Geese Units




Combine 6 bg fabric squares 7 ¼" x 7 ¼" and 24 fabric A squares 3 ⅞" x 3 ⅞" to make 24 A/bg flying geese units 3 ½" x 6 ½" using the No Waste Flying Geese method. 

1.  Place 2 of the fabric A squares 3 ⅞" x 3 ⅞" on opposite corners of a bg square 7 ¼" x 7 ¼" right sides together.  
The fabric A squares will overlap in the middle of the bg square.  
Use a removable marking device to make a line diagonally across the fabric A squares (solid line).




2.  Sew a scant ¼" seam on both sides of the marked line (dotted lines) and then cut on the marked line (solid line).



3.  Press the seams towards the fabric A squares. (You will have two of these intermediate units.)  

For each intermediate unit, place a fabric A square 3 ⅞" x 3 ⅞" on the corner of the bg square right sides together.  

Draw a diagonal line on the fabric A square (solid line) and sew a scant ¼" on both sides of the marked line (dotted lines).




4.  Cut on the marked line (solid line) and press the seams towards the fabric A squares.
Each set of 1 fabric bg square and 4 fabric A squares will yield 4 A/Bg flying geese.




5. Repeat steps 1-4 to make a total of 24 A/bg flying geese units.  

Cut off tabs (also known as dog ears) and trim blocks to 3 ½" x 6 ½" if necessary, making sure there is ¼" between the point of the goose triangle and the edge of the unit.


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Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the Melodic Mystery Quilt!





Any questions? Leave them in a comment below or post them to our Facebook group page. I look forward to seeing everyone's fabric selections. The next set of instructions will be published on the first Thursday of next month.





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