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Block of the Week 39 Apple Pie

Block of the Week 39 Apple Pie

This week's block is called Apple Pie. I tried to find some information as to why they called this block Apple Pie, but couldn't find anything. Maybe the center represents the pie and the Flying Geese are supposed to be slices of pie?? We are strip piecing and making Flying Geese using the no waste method we have used before. They will be slightly larger and you will trim down.

You will need 4 colors and a background

Fabric A - Color 1

Fabric B - Color 2

Fabric C - Color 3

Fabric D - Color 4

Fabric E - Background


Fabric A - Cut 1 - 5 1/2" square

Fabric B - Cut 1 - 5 1/2" square

Fabric C - Cut 2 - 2 1/2" x 9 1/2" rectangles

Fabric D - Cut 1 - 4 1/2" square

Fabric E - Cut 8 - 3" squares

Fabric E - Cut 2 - 2 1/2" x 9 1/2" rectangles


Let's start with our Flying Geese.

Using a marking tool like the Magic Wand, mark the sewing lines on the wrong side of the 8 Fabric E 3" squares.

Place 2 of the Fabric E squares from above, right sides together with Fabric A as shown.

Sew on the drawn lines.

Cut apart down the center of the sewn lines.

Press toward the Background. You will have 2 units that look like this:

Place another Fabric E square, right sides together on the above units as shown.

Sew on the drawn lines and then cut apart.

Press toward the Background. you will have 4 slightly oversized Fabric A Flying Geese.

Trim these Flying Geese to 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" (I like the Wing Clipper to trim these Flying Geese down)

Repeat the above steps to make Flying Geese with Fabric B.

Place Fabric E squares, right sides together on Fabric B square as shown.

Sew on the drawn lines and then cut apart down the center.

Press toward Fabric E.

Add another Fabric E square as shown and sew on the drawn lines.

Cut apart.

Press toward Fabric E to get 4 slightly oversized Flying Geese.

Trim Flying Geese to 2 1/2" x 4 1/2".

Now layout the Flying Geese in 2 piles as shown.

Sew these Flying Geese together. **Note: Place the Fabric A Flying Geese on top when you are sewing so that you can see that your seam is hitting in the correct place to not cut off your points.

Press toward the Fabric B Flying Geese. You will have 4 units that measure 4 1/2" square.

Now layout the Fabric C and Fabric E rectangles as shown.

Sew these strips together and press toward Fabric E.

Now cut these strip sets into a total of 4 (2 from each set) segments that measure 4 1/2".

Now we have all the segments we need to complete the block. Lay them out as shown.

Sew the top, middle and bottom rows together. Press toward the Fabric C/E strip set units.

Sew the rows together and press toward the center row.

The Apple Pie block is complete!

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Posted by Beth Spillane

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