Flying Geese Blocks on the quilt I am making are only 2 inches wide x 1 inch in height. The cutest flying geese I have ever made. I am using a great technique, they are such a doddle to make even at this size.
This is not a new technique for making flying geese blocks, but it is the first time I have used it. Here's the technique:
For (2) Flying Geese blocks finished size 1 x 2 inches cut as follows:
1 large square 3 1/4 inches 3 small squares 1 7/8 inches ( I used different fabrics for each small square for a scrappy look )
Draw a line from corner to corner on all (3) small squares. And place (2) small squares onto large 3 1/4 inch square as in diagram below.
Stitch with a 1/4 inch seam each side of the drawn line.
Cut apart on drawn line. Press towards the flying geese triangles.
Place third small square as in diagram above, and stitch a 1/4 inch seam on each side of drawn line.
Press towards the triangles to get two Flying Geese Units.
There is a little bit of wiggle room with this technique allowing you to trim up your blocks to the correct size if needed. ( Remember scant 1/4 inch seam ) Although there are many ways to make flying geese blocks I am enjoying this technique for accuracy and speed.
Chain Stitching the blocks gets them done in no time.
Can't wait to show you more of this project. I will have more to share next week all going well........... How do you make your flying geese blocks ?
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This morning I find myself with too many quilts in progress at one time! They are all at a stage that they can be worked on and I love them all !
The first one is the BOM 2018 which I have almost finished the quilting, I only have the very last border to finish. If you missed this last year, you can find the full pattern for this quilt here.
These are just a few of the things that I got up to in 2018. There is more to come but I am not able to tell you just yet. I will keep you all posted when I am able to spill the beans. Lot's of secret sewing has been going on.
New patterns are coming along, so in the New Year there will be some surprises.
The Full version of the Winterwood Pattern is now available as a full pattern containing everything you need to complete the whole quilt. The Winterwood quilt pattern can be found here containing 71 pages. This is one of my favorite quilts, I loved every minute of making this beautiful quilt. Sometimes everything seems to go along so smoothly when designing and making a quilt, this quilt was one of those times.
It's been such a long time since I posted, I am going to start today off with a post about the Zig-Zag border I am making for my Roses quilt.
There are many ways to make a Zig-Zag border, I have chosen to use half square triangles.
Here's how it works.
I cut 2 1/2 inch strips from a dark print and a light print then matched the light and dark print fabrics with right sides facing. I used a half square triangle ruler to cut out the pieces. Taking them to the sewing machine and sewing them together with a 1/4 inch seam. I like this method, it's fast and requires very little trimming.