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Originally Posted by mirabelle
This is the quilt my club will be raffling at our show and tell in July. I saw a picture of this quilt somewhere and drew up my version and made one for myself some time ago and when my club was looking for a raffle quilt I thought this would make an easy one to accomplish in a short time frame.
Three of us had a sewing day appliqueing all the blocks then I put it together and quilted it on my Pfaff Expressions 3.0. All the main fabrics are batiks.
Originally Posted by cwessel47
Crazy person that I am, I took the day on Tuesday to make 336 Flying Geese rectangles. This is how....
So many of you have asked for this. I will share the method I use again. I have copied and edited my very first post on this board - so I didn't have to write it all out again. This time I will include some pictures as most of us are visual people. It can't just be me who knows how to make these simple and accurate flying geese. I read instructions for cutting off corners, or
The formula for this method: (Finished size of HST x 2) + 2 (1 7/8 if you're perfect). For instance, for 2" hst cut (2 x 2)+2 =6" squares of both fabrics right sides facing. Draw lines as Suzy says, connecting sided at center marks, then draw diagonals from top to bottom, both corners making a big X. Sew 1/4 on each side of diagonals ONLY, not the cross connecting the side centers, CUT along ALL lines(center and diagonal. Makes 8 , trim to unfinished 2 1/2"[/QUOTE]
I've also used this method ... because I'm lazy and it makes several at once and no stitching on bias ... hope this makes sense ... if the square in your picture is say 2 1/2", cut 2 5" blocks (1 of each fabric) and on one piece (I do it on the lighter fabric) mark the centers on all sides and draw lines on center top to center bottom and center side to center side (your block now has 4 sections) then draw a line diagonal from the the center mark on top/bottom to the center mark on the