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Centennial Progress is Sweet- Flying Geese Tutorial

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sometimes you feel like your crawling along with so little progress. You know what I mean don't you?
Then this past weekend I had two days off work and my mind, body and soul was in 'quilting' mode. But then my hubby reminded me had a trip to town to take care of and it wasn't until 2:30 we were home. My heart was sinking with the feeling like I'd never finish this mega centennial thinga-ma-jig quilt. I was on a rant! I am not angry or anything, just impatient.
Suddenly, I had to retreat, go to my 'woom' and settle into a nice little rythum and all would be well again.

And I did get into a nice little rythum. The pieced black/grey prints that form the background are good to do, they require patience and allowed me to get into a good rhythm.



 So the "Flying Geese' blocks were coming along nicely and the bonus of my flying geese is always the triangle corners become a half triangle pieced block too!
I always draw a second line and sew on both bold lines. Then you are always well stocked with half triangle  blocks ready to go!



 You start with  each 6 1/2 inch rectangle and two 3 1/2 inch squares.
The 3 1/2 inch squares are lined up and good sides together onto one end of each recatangle. Then I draw a diagonal line when I'll sew and then I draw another diaganal line 1/2 inch away from the first diagonal.
 This way you end up with two pieced half triangle square from each flying geese block made!
If you want to make varigated flying geese blocks, place different 3 1/2 inch squares on the alternate end of flying geese blocks.

Then this is the sort of fun you can have!



 Till next time, keep on quilting, fun is to be had in all sorts of places!!

Carli

4 comments :

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog! Have I really inspired you to do more crocheting and knitting?! Well patchwork and quilting is my first love and you definitely inspire me to do more. I wish I had more time for all my favourite crafts! xx

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  2. Wow very interesting quilt going on there:)

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  3. Glad you had at least some time to quilt. I love the way you placed that moose!

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