How to press a Flying Geese Border ? This is the question I was asked so I have done my best to answer as it is not exactly what you might be expecting to see. Read more to see how I pressed the seams to get nice flat intersections.
Making four Flying Geese units at a time is a great time saver, and a wonderful method. I love to oversize the units and trim them down to the correct size for perfect blocks. Read how I go about making these versatile units that I use in almost every quilt I make.
Part Two If you missed part one you can find it here. Just to refresh, in part one we talked about the notions I use, making templates, sewing and trimming the half square triangle units. Sewing the half square triangle units together to make the first units for the Feathered star block. Read more for part two.
While sewing the Feathered Star block for the Adelicia Sampler Quilt, I learnt a few tips and tricks and would like to share them with you. Click the link to read more about my process.
Creating applique flowers for the Adelicia sampler quilt. The applique method I like to use is turned edge and invisibly sewn by machine. It looks the same as if it were sewn by hand and I love doing my applique this way. This is my process for making the flower on the Adelicia sampler quilt.
Looking at some of the tips I have to share with you all for block one. A little video that shows my tips for pressing stubborn seams. Two different methods for the half square triangles, the first method is the same as the pattern instructions and the second is made using a specialty ruler.
This year brings us to the Adelicia Sampler quilt, you have all been waiting patiently for the fabric requirements and start date. I am looking forward to seeing all the fabrics you choose for your quilt. Take a look here for the fabric requirements and my little video showing my thoughts while selecting my fabrics.
I would love to share with you the Adelicia Sampler as a Twelve part block of the month. Along the way I will be posting each month, all that I learnt while making the blocks. (I love how much this quilt has taught me) There are many of my favourite blocks included in the sampler, some you will recognize from my past quilt patterns. I will also post information of selecting the fabrics I have used, this is a great quilt to have you delving into your stash and finding all those reds you have tucked away.
The inspiration for this quilt came from a small picture of part of an antique quilt, made with the nine patch block. I think what inspired me was the use of colour and of course the wonderful use of the flying geese blocks in the border.
I hope you enjoy my pictures of this quilt.
Invisible machine applique seems to be mostly associated with either smoke or clear monopoly or nylon threads. When starting my journey with invisible machine applique these are the threads I used too. Now of course there are so many wonderful threads available, many of them suitable. The only thing that may be of concern is that you need a variety of colours, with monopoly smoke and clear threads there are only two colour choices, therefore limiting how many colours you need. Read more about my thread choices.
I love making quilts from scraps. Read about my process for making the Scrappy Stars quilt using tailors clappers for pressing seams nice and flat.
Giveaway !!! Scrappy baskets Quilt Pattern, read more below about how to enter.
Many times I end up with scrap pieces that have already been cut into triangles or have a 45 degree cut on the end of a strip that is not useful for anything else. read more about my process.