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Flinders Kids

Quilters’ Guild of South Australia is proud to support a new initiative at Flinders Medical Centre, managed by the wonderful Kay and Shirley. We will set up a file that outlines the different quilt sizes that we plan to make, but as a starting point we’d like to get a Quilt Along up and running very soon for the 40” x 60” quilts for the beds of older children.  The quilt in the banner above is what we will be making, using 10” blocks.

This quilt top goes together pretty fast if you pre cut all of your pieces.
Check the width of your fabric, but if it’s 43/44” wide you should get 4 of all of your strips from each width of fabric cut.

For the Flying Geese:
Cut 30 5 1/4” (geese fabric) squares.
Cut 120 2 7/8” (background fabric) squares.

Cut 48 @ 1 1/2” x 10 1/2” high contrast strips.
Cut 24 @ 2 1/2” x 10 1/2” (colour 1) strips
Cut 24 @ 2 1/2” x 10 1/2” (colour 2) strips

There are plenty of online tutorials for making No Waste Flying Geese using the 5 1/4” and 2 7/8” squares. This is not the most accurate way of making Flying Geese BUT it’s fast and adding the simple strips allows for some fudging if your geese are a little inconsistent.

Assemble 24 strips of 5 Flying Geese.

Add high contrast 1 1/2” strips each side of the flying geese strip.
Add 2 colour 1 @ 2 1/2” strips to each of 12 blocks
Add 2 colour 2 @ 2 1/2” strips to each of 12 blocks.

Most of all we’ll have lots of fun and support a great cause.

For more information please contact Chris.

There are lots of web sites and YouTube sites with free instructions on making quilts which would suit the Flinders Kids project and are easily adaptable to the size required.

Try these links:
Ground Cover with Jenny Doan
Balancing Act with Donna Jordan
Double Irish Chain from Teresa Downunder