Such a lot of wonderful stories. I have had such fun reading them all. It always fascinates me how quilting seems to grab you once you start you just can't stop lol. There are so many reasons to make quilts........... I started because I wanted to make a quilt each for my two boys, they would take the duvet cover off the bed in the mornings and snuggle up to watch cartoons on the Telly. I was a little fussy and hated that the beds looked bare, not being able to make them before the day got going always frustrated me. (Must be the control freak in me lol) I had not long purchased my first very own sewing machine, up until then I had to beg, steal or borrow a machine in order to sew! Quilting or Patchwork as it was more commonly called at that time always intrigued me. I had a copy of a Better Homes and Gardens magazine, the cover had a picture of a beautiful quilt. So I decided to make one each for my boy's........... Well I did not know anything about patchwork, only a little hand stitching lesson I had taken years before. I did not know about quarter inch seams....... but I was happy with the first quilt. I knew I needed help, I was keen to know more about this craft and the process. I signed up for the local quilting class in the local quilt shop and the rest is history. That was approx twenty five years ago and I am still learning today and loving it.....with many more quilts yet to make. Enough rambling from me ! I want to tell you who won the giveaway.
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.