We’ve hit the halfway mark of the Holland quilt along. This week we’re going to start piecing our blocks. There’s two weeks for this step, but I wouldn’t underestimate your to-do list for these two weeks. You’ll need to trim your flying geese to size, so I highly recommend blocking off a couple hours, grabbing a beverage and some Netflix, and just enjoy the process.

It’s also not too late to join us. Just head over to my store to get your copy of the pattern. If you want to make the blue ombre version on the cover, you can still get fabric kits from Studio B Quilt. Let’s get to it!


This week’s sponsor is Sew Nature. Laura is offering her new pattern that uses her unique Inktense process. When you post to Instagram using #hollandQAL, that’s an entry to win a prize. You don’t have to post the current week’s task to be eligible. There’s no such thing as “behind” on Team Thread.

Week 2: Tasks & Info

Here’s what’s on deck for week 3:

  • Task: Start sewing your flying geese using the four-at-a-time method
  • Share: Post your progress to Instagram using #hollandQAL
  • Sponsor: One lucky quilter will win an Inktense pattern from Sew Nature

Piecing Tips

While flying geese are pretty straightforward, there are a few tips that make them easier to do. My top tips are:

  • Use pins or adjust your presser foot pressure to keep your fabric from shifting
  • Use the four-at-a-time method when you’re piecing almost entirely in flying geese
  • Use a great ruler for trimming your blocks that’s easy to read and super grippy

I wrote about these tips in detail in a blog post not too long ago. Hop over there to get the full scoop.

I’ve started sewing my blocks together, and I’m getting more and more excited about how this holiday quilt is going to look when it’s done.

pile of flying geese blocks ready to cut

And I have a pile of blocks to trim, so it’s off to find a new show to binge while I get to work. Alright, get to work and make sure you share your progress on Instagram using #hollandQAL. I get so excited when I see something new!

red and green flying geese blocks ready to trim