Buzzards.  Roosting.  When I think of buzzards, I think about vultures.  They’re synonymous in my head.  And if they’re roosting near my house, I’m pretty sure they’re just lying in wait, waiting for the moment when they think I’m dead so they can  swoop in and —  Well, you get the idea.

Ok, I know I’m being morbid, and I’m not trying to be.  I’m just trying to think why someone would watch buzzards roosting and then turn it into a quilt block.  In case you hadn’t noticed, this is not my favorite block.  It’s easy enough — just triangles and squares — but it just doesn’t have any pizzazz.  Maybe if I used different fabrics?  I don’t know.

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This block consists of a center square surrounded by 6 flying geese.  To get started, I sewed one dark triangle to the side of each light triangle, feeding them all through in a chain piecing technique.  I repeated this until the triangle units for each side were assembled.

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Next I sewed the top and bottom geese to the center square.  You’ll note the center square looks bigger in this picture?  It’s because I miss-cut the first one.  Took me awhile to figure it out.  I’m not always the sharpest tool in the shed.

Can you guess what happens next?  Yep, the sides go on.

It goes without saying that the seams got pressed to the dark side.

And when you’ve done that, you’re done!

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