Wednesday, November 9, 2016

80's Geese Charity Block

 Hello everyone!!!


Last month I was presented with the amazing opportunity to test a new block called "80's Geese" by Diane from From Blank Pages fame. I've tested patterns by her in the past and they have all been marvelous. Seriously. Marvelous! If you've never worked from one of Diane's patterns, you need to! Okay, enough fangirl-ing.

The best part about this block is that Diane asked some of her testers to make the block for a charity quilt! I love that so much and here's why. I have never sewn or quilted for charity before but recently I have felt the call on my heart to do just that. I was looking for a way to give back when this opportunity came along. Of course, I jumped at it. The lovely Jill from Crafty Giraffe (@crafty_giraffe on IG) will be putting together all the blocks into a quilt top. Here is a sneak peak of the blocks so far (I totally swiped this picture from Jill's IG feed.)


This quilt is going to look so good and I can't wait to see it when it's finished!

Here are the details:

The block is a 12" finished, paper-pieced pattern by From Blank Pages called 80's Geese. The pattern comes in 4 different block sizes - 6", 9", 12", and 18". It is available as a PDF purchase from Diane's pattern shop. You can purchase each size separately or you can purchase the bundle with all four sizes. And if you sign up for Diane's newsletter you get a nifty 20% off discount code! The pattern is chock full of goodies. It comes with coloring sheets, design ideas, cutting templates (my personal favorite), and cheater templates.


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Here are some From Blank Pages patterns I've made in the past.

Simple Celestial Mini - blogged here and here


Rockstar Mini - blogged here and here


Star Gazing block - not blogged


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Until next time!
- Sarah

13 comments:

  1. Such a unique block, so pretty and love the colors you chose to do it in.

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  2. My, what a block! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

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  3. Such a pretty block. Love the colors! And what a great idea to take the test blocks and make a charity quilt.

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  4. Pretty block! Do you know why it's called 80s Geese? Seems like an odd name!

    I'm so glad that your block will go into a charity quilt. It feels good to do good :)

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  5. Such a gorgeous block and the tester blocks look so pretty all together!

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  6. What a lovely block and how awesome to have it contribute to such a good cause, too. :)

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  7. I love the block! It looks tricky to make. You did good. This quilt will make someone very happy.

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  8. These blocks are beautiful, and well done for the charity work! That last Star Gazing block is amazing!

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  9. That is a great block! I love seeing all of them together, the quilt is going to be a real beauty. Some lucky person is going to love it. Thank you for sharing this on MCM. I will definitely check out Diane's patterns!

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  10. Very pretty! This is going to be a lovely quilt! And that Star Gazing block is very impressive as well - it's so intricate!

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  11. Wonderful work! All the blocks are so pretty! Thanks for linking up to Finished or Not Friday!

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  12. This block was so much fun to do, wasn't it! I had a great time sewing it up and can't wait to see the finished quilt. Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com.

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