Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday’s Tip October 26, 2010

I am back with Tuesday’s tip.

Now I know that everyone has a favorite way of doing flying geese.  I tend to use the technique that the pattern calls for, especially if I am using a pre–packaged kit. That way I am sure I have enough fabric.

Yesterday I made my flying geese the old fashioned way.  That is to say, I placed a smaller square in the corner of the larger rectangle and sewed along the diagonal of the square.DSC01726

After sewing, the directions call for you to cut off the two triangles in the back and then ironing the front triangle back, creating the flying geese block.DSC01728

I do it a little bit differently.  I only cut the back half of my attached square, leaving the rectangle intact.DSC01729

I do this for a couple of reasons. The rectangle is the true measurement of the the flying geese block if I have not been perfect in my sewing.   And since I usually always machine quilt, the bulk of two layers is negligible.


As you can see here, my sewing was not perfect:


And here is the result of yesterday’s sewing:      DSC01735

As you can see, I had a helper who want HIS picture taken!



PS:  The center is not pieced; that is the fabric.  This is a Thimbleberries pattern and kit that I picked up at the shop.


Peg said...

I like the way the flying geese made a zig-zag border - great quilt, great tip!