Barbara E. Lies's spectacular quilt Geese in the Mountain Garden is shown on the cover of the April/May 2009 issue of Quilters Newsletter. In the issue, Barbara shares her free-motion machine applique technique and the pattern for her original foundation-pieced Goose Blossom. QN combined Barbara’s Goose Blossom with a traditional Princess Feather block and came up with Princess Goose Feather, a 16" applique block for you.
Princess Goose Feather
- Print 8 Goose Blossom foundations. Foundation piece 8 Goose Blossoms and prepare the completed Goose Blossoms for applique.
- Cut an 18" square of background fabric. Fold the square in half horizontally, vertically, and on both diagonals. Press the folds lightly. Unfold. Referring to the Princess Goose Feather block diagram, arrange the completed Goose Blossoms on the background square, using the folds
as guides for placement. Pin or baste in place. Use your favorite technique or the one described in the issue to applique the Goose Blossoms.
- Make templates for a 2" diameter circle and a 3/4" diameter circle. Draw around the templates and cut applique patches, adding E" turn-under allowances by eye. Prepare the circles for applique. Referring to the block diagram, center the small circle on the large circle and place them in the center of the block covering the ends of the Goose Blossoms. Applique in place.
- On a padded ironing surface, press the completed applique from the back. Measuring from the center, trim the block to 16 1/2".
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