Xmas and New Year has come and gone in a whirlwind. It's been a wonderful time spent with family and friends. I have been fortunate to have both my son's home visiting over the last month, so time spent sewing, blogging and posting on social media has been limited. I have been trying to soak up and enjoy having them around before they head off on their next adventure, which means they will be leaving NZ again. Time spent with them is always precious.
I do have some exciting news on the quilting side of things, I have a new quilt pattern in the next Quilt Mania issue #123. The Quilt is Tavern Reds, it has a mix of applique and piecing. With four repeat applique blocks, I used the wash-away stabilizer applique method for these applique blocks. You can find my tutorial on this method here it's under the tutorial tab on the Sharon Keightley Quilts website.
I love the quilt on the cover! I hope you have your copy.
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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.