You can see that the edge of my 1/4 inch foot is against the edge of the fabric. It is a good idea to test your seam as not all 1/4 inch feet are accurate. When placing my triangle pieces onto the centre square I fold the centre square in half and finger press to find the centre, then lay my triangle on top matching the point of my triangle with the pressed centre line on the square. the outside tips of my triangle will overlap the square by 3/8's of an inch on each side.
Stitch all four of your triangle pieces on in this manner.
When your have all your triangles stitched in place and pressed. trim the block to the correct size before adding the next round of triangles. I have been playing with these cute little blocks, this is a peek at a design I am working on.
Pressing your seams on this setting is interesting to get a flat center where the blocks meet. Jo Morton has a great trick in her book 'Small Quilts with Vintage Charm'. To get your seams to form that lovely little design and flatten out in the center Jo clips on each side of the center so you can manipulate to direction of your seams.
I am loving this fabric combination, the floral purple fabric has been a favorite in my stash for a while now and I am finally getting to use it. (Yay) This fabric is from the line by Blue Hill Fabrics Dark Chocolate and Lilac Dahlia Cream. Even the name sounds divine.
The gold print is a Jo Morton fabric Alexandria. The lovely grey linear print and you know I love linear prints is from Generals Wives by Nancy Gere for Windham fabrics.
I have had so much fun with these little cuties, this design is coming together nicely.
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.