I have been missing in action for a few days....... do you get withdrawal symptoms when you don't get to sew?... I do. Seriously I'm addicted!
Today is a good day, I am in my happy place at the sewing machine. My machine is cleaned and oiled, with a new needle and I am ready to go. I plan to get busy finishing the flying geese units for the final border on my Vintage Nine Patch Quilt. This is a secret sewing mission I have been doing for Today's Quilter Magazine, you can check out this fabulous magazine here. I'm sure you will love it as much as I do, you will also find some of my patterns in issue twenty three and many more planned for the future.
I am on the last few, making 120 flying geese units in total. I have chosen to make them in that gorgeous reproduction chrome colour and a few variations that go into more of a brown colour. I have fallen in love with chrome lol and what it does to the quilt. My motto lately is when in doubt add chrome.........it manages to give my quilt that extra punch it needs.
Now onto sewing the borders to the quilt top. Can't wait to start quilting this beauty.
The winner of the giveaway pattern Union Blues is: Drum roll, please.......
Diane Stienberger Congratulations Diane!
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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.