Scrap Quilt Ideas: Goose Hunt Double Time

The Quiltmaker Scrap Squad is a select group of six QM readers who take one pattern from each issue and make scrappy versions of it to inspire others. You can see slideshows of past Scrap Squad projects—great scrap quilts all!

QM scrap squadB3 Scrap Quilt Ideas: Goose Hunt Double TimeThe featured design from the July/August issue of Quiltmaker is called Pup Tents. On the cover of this issue is a fabulous scrap quilt from that most famous of scrap quilt makers, Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.

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Quiltmaker July/August ’14

Pup Tents was designed by Janice Averill from West Haven, Connecticut. The pink version below was made using fabrics from our preferred partners Quilting Treasures.

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Today’s featured quilt is by Nadia Wilson from Port Hardy, British Columbia.

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Nadia Wilson

You’ll hear from Nadia in her own words below.

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Goose Hunt Fabric Choices

I’ve completed three Scrap Squad quilts so far—what an amazing time I’m having. This quilt uses a lot of Flying Geese. I’m a pro at making these now!

I decided to make my blocks larger….double the size. Yes! I will reduce the amount of sewing needed by making my blocks larger, which will reduce the amount of total blocks I need to make. This will keep my sanity in check.

I also decided to use only fabrics from my stash. There is a variety of really old prints and some newer prints mixed in.

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More geese!

As I was designing and piecing my top, my thoughts kept going back to a duck hunt…not that I’ve ever been on one, but the name stuck in my head. I decided to call my quilt Goose Hunt Double Time because of all the Flying Geese and because I doubled the original block measurement from 8″ to 16″.

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Block layout

It’s so easy sewing the wrong pieces together when making the block units.

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Block layout oops!

See my mistake in the block above? I’m glad I spotted it before I had it sewn into the top, because I surely would have taken it apart and fixed it.

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The back

Here is a picture of the back. I’m always curious to see the back side of pieced tops.

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Possible layout

The next step was to determine how to lay them out.

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Layout 2

I really liked how I was getting another pattern from turning some of the blocks. It adds  excitement.

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Layout 3

I opted to go with Layout 3. I really wanted to continue the hunting theme and I decided to add 4″ brown sashings around the columns of blocks. I thought of the sashings like a trail the hunter would walk down in search of the geese.

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Thread

I decided on brown thread to blend into the blocks, sashings and borders. I chose a pantograph to quilt Goose Hunt Double Time, and Hobbs 80/20 batting.

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Finished!

The finished quilt measures 86″ x 110″. I love how the pieced borders look, and how the sashing complements the pieced blocks. The binding was made of all the different brown fabrics in keeping with the scrappy look.

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Close up

I hope this has given you some inspiration to try making your own quilt from this lovely pattern. I welcome your comments!

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On the bed!

Happy Quilting,

Nadia

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4 Responses to Scrap Quilt Ideas: Goose Hunt Double Time

  1. Becky Heath says:

    I like the bigger blocks better than the smaller blocks, which I wouldn’t have expected. The brown sashing adds a lot to the look as well as making the finished quilt wider and better proportioned. I really like what you did with it!

  2. I like that you enlarged it. I’m a huge fan of making things easier when possible! Great job!

  3. Claudia says:

    Lovely finished quilt. I was hoping you were going to go with more of Option 2.

  4. Karlene says:

    The quilt brings thought of Autumn. It looks really good on the bed–great idea to enlarge it.

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