Arcadia Avenue - Circling Geese (block 6) May 11 2015, 1 Comment

The Arcadia Avenue QAL is back! Sorry about the brief hiatus. We have officially sent all the Quilt Market projects off and are currently touching up our next few patterns... more on that later!

Circling Geese is the 6th block of our Arcadia Avenue Quilt Along and that means we are half way there! This is my absolute favorite block for fussy-cutting. The large triangles in the center are perfect to feature your favorite little fabric.

And I still don't have my block 5 sewn together. I can't decide if I should add something to tone it down or not. But when it is finished, I will share!

Shayla's Block:

Arcadia Avenue QAL - Block 6

Arcadia Avenue QAL - Block 6

Yellow was the next color and I had just obtained a small piece of Heather Ross's new fabric featuring these adorable little ballerinas. I fussy cut 12 tiny dancers for the center of the triangles and bordered them in 12 different yellows. I pulled 12 assorted low volumes, my grey and a yellow low volume for the rest of the pieces. I love how this one turned out! Later this week I will share my technique for fussy-cutting!

Kristy's Block:

Arcadia Avenue QAL - Block 6

I love how this block has a place to feature a fabric. I pulled one of my favorite purple batiks for the triangle and surrounded it with black. I used 12 different blue/teal batiks, my light and a new pink for the rest of the patches. The circular motion of this block is really fun!

Shared Block:

Arcadia Avenue QAL - Block 6

Arcadia Avenue QAL - Block 6

More fussy-cutting! This block's color is yellow and what is more yellow than a good ole' taxi cab! Kristy fussy-cut these adorable cabs in the centers of the triangles and added the black and white hatch fabric, a solid white and 12 assorted yellows. Isn't it just perfect! It seems she has a little something for cabs these days =]

Block 5 Fussy Cutting Ideas

Instead of color options, I thought it might be fun to brainstorm some fussy-cutting ideas! 

  1. Novelty Prints - Duh! We both did it and love how it looks! 
  2. Stripes - Wouldn't a chunky stripe look amazing swirling around the block?
  3. Large Florals - Fussy-cutting the centers of large flowers would be a fun twist!
  4. Photos - Print your favorite photos onto fabric and make a memory block.

And it wouldn't be a QAL without little prizes! This week we chose Rochelle S. for sharing this photo of her Blooming block in our Flickr group.

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Now your turn! We want to see how your blocks turn out! We have a Flickr group so you can add your photos there! We will pick one winner with each post for a small giveaway from everyone who participates.

First time here? No problem! Join in the fun. Grab a book here, read up on the previous posts here and begin when it works for you! Be sure to use the #ArcadiaAvenueQAL hashtag on Instagram and Twitter too! Thanks for stopping by!