The Ultimate Beginner Quilt - Block 7 - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

The Ultimate Beginner Quilt – Block 7

Today we’re continuing with the seventh block of The Ultimate Beginner Quilt. It’s called Flying Geese Zig Zags, and we are sew ready to help you get quilting as we tackle the next block! You’re almost done!

The Ultimate Beginner Quilt is a free quilt pattern series with video tutorials designed just for beginners. Even if you have zero sewing experience, this is the free quilt class for you! If you’re joining us for the first time, catch up on the previous blocks and then come back to join us for this one!

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In the Block 7 tutorial, Kimberly covers how to sew the Flying Geese units with corner square triangles. If you missed the tutorial for block 6, go back and watch it now to learn about them. It’s good preparation for making Flying Geese units, which is what this block is all about. Download your FREE pattern for Block 7.

FREE Pattern for Block 7


Pattern Note

You’ll notice in the video that Kimberly sews her Flying Geese units together differently than the pattern, and that’s okay! Whether you assemble the units in rows first, or in columns, you will get the same result. It just goes to show, there is often more than one way to make a quilt.

Let’s see what our wonderful FQS staffers made this week. Several of them were complete beginners just a few short months ago, new to pinning and ironing, and completely unsure of how to properly cut fabrics. While Block 7 presented its share of challenges, they all made it through and learned a lot in the process. Click on the photos below to enlarge the images.


We have some awesome quilty friends quilting with us!
Check out their blogs and follow them on social media for inspiration and tips.

Pat Sloan Mister Domestic Brittany Clark
Gina of Thread Graffiti Tracie of Riceford Streams The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch
Priscilla & Chelsea
Karin of Blue Pip Designs Linden of vinelines Rebecca of OneWeeBird
Ange of A Little Patchwork




Keep up with The Ultimate Beginner Quilt Sew Along!

If this is your first time participating in a sew along, it’s easy. You can follow along at home with us as we sew the quilt. With each new video and pattern release you can sew those elements, too. Be sure to follow along with The Ultimate Beginner Quilt Sew Along on Facebook, and Instagram, and share your progress on Instagram or Facebook with #ultimatebeginnerquilt and #myfirstquilt, or comment on our blog or video with your quilting questions.

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Stay tuned for next week’s blog and video! On Thursday, September 26, we’ll cover Block 8, Sawtooth Star.

Happy Quilting!

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