Scrap Busting Blog Hop

scrap busting blog hop

This is a great weekend project and you can make it larger or smaller just by adding more or less geese, wider sashing and outside border. For my quilt I used the 8″ Qube and 2 1/2″ strip dies from AccuQuilt which made cutting so fast and accurate. But, you can use your own cutting and piecing method, including foundation paper piecing if you prefer. Template provided in download.

First I would like to thank Mel from

The Quilting Room with Mel

for organizing this scrap buster hop. You can visit her page for all the links to those participating in the hop.

Because I was strapped for time and didn’t have a lot of scraps pre cut I chose to use Stash Builders from Island Batik. They’re 5″ strips x width of fabric so they were quick to load on the AccuQuilt. Each roll contained 20 different fabrics but some were duplicated in other rolls, especially in the neutrals.

stash builders
flying geese

I used the Island Batik Gray Solid for sashing and borders since I have a bolt of it but you could make a scrappy sashing instead. I love flying geese and I love this scrappy look.

strip geese quilt
strip geese quilt

Scrap busting is great even if you do not have a lot of scrap. It provides opportunity and inspiration.


  1. Hi Denise, I really love it! It makes me want to make flying geese…but I have so many other projects on the go that it will have to wait. I’ll have to look at the other participants’ posts too! Thanks so much for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks! Have a great weekend 🙂

    1. It was and went together so quick. This was one of the many I had to make and was stressing about when we chatted.

  2. Love it, Denise! That gray solid is perfect with the stash buster strips. I love that truck ALMOST as much as the quilt! LOL

  3. Lovely quilt! I’m so tempted to jump in and make a start but I already have enough going on, but I do have a 5″ roll of fabric that I bought years ago and have no idea what to do with it. Happy stitching!

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