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How to Make a Good Friends Quilt Block Tutorial

 Hi Makers, 

A new month has arrived and I feel like Summer has come and gone in a blink of an eye! August is one of my favorite months of the year because not only  is it my birthday month but it means the holiday season is quickly approaching once again! I always liked this time of year growing up because it meant a special trip to the store to buy all new school supplies and outfits for the year to come. I still walk through the back to school aisle's at target to see all the new fun supplies and wish I had some of the cool things they make today when I was going to school. Now that I know how to sew I love making pencil cases for each one of my niece and nephews each new school year. 

Today I wanted to share a new block I made for the AGF Quilt Block Collection called the Good Friends Block! I made my quilt block with Bonnie Christine's new collection called Gathered. What I love most about this collection is the soft, delicate, earth tones. The colors remind me of a warm spring day walking in the garden! Any shade of green is my favorite color and this collection has the most rich shades of green. These green shades mixed with the warm honey color in the "Aerial Clay" print is like a match made in heaven. 



 Finished Block Size: 12" 

I really love how this block turned out and how I got to showcase my favorite print in the collection in the center of my block! The"Simple Living" print is filled with wild flowers, herbs and veggies from the garden, so many other cute elements that I can't wait to fussy cut and incorporate into different sewing projects. 

This print would make a gorgeous apron or tea towels. Don't you think? I want to hear what you would you make with this print? 

GTH-37509 Simple Living


In this block video you will  learn to make flying geese using the no waste method and how to make corner triangle units.  Enjoy the video below and like always I am always looking for any block suggestions for feature video tutorials! So share with me your favorite blocks! :)


 If this collection is calling your name and you want to see more projects made with Gathered fabric enjoy flipping through the pages of the lookbook! 


Happy Sewing,