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Thread: Has anyone here made the Dizzy Geese Quilt?

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    Thought I'd jump right in on this board. So here I go.

    I have the pattern and the fabric. I've pieced 5 practice blocks to make sure I could do it and apparently, I can't. The geese blocks are just a bit too big for the star sections and it won't go together smoothly.

    I'd say I was an intermediate quilter and this shouldn't be beyond my reach, but for some reason I just can't get it to work out. Does anyone have any tips? Anything you learned while making it that I'm just not seeing?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Haven't done this pattern but just wanted to say Hi and welcome to a fellow Marylander. I did look up the quilt and it's beautiful! Hope you find your answers!

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    Welcome to the board. I have not made this quilt. curiosity got me though, and i found a pic of the quilt on this blog http://laloofah.blogspot.com/2010/12...ow-part-1.html , scroll down a tad. it is an awesome quilt. to me, it is beyond intermediate :)

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    The circle of flying geese are probably best made by Paper piecing the geese and the arc around the stars. PP is much more accurate. I don't have the pattern but that is what it looks like to me.:)

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    I have not made this quilt but it is on my to-do list. I have some questions:

    1. How much too big are your geese units in comparison to the side of the star block you need to attach them to?

    2. Is each flying geese unit too big the same amount all the way around no matter which goose unit you try to match up to any of the sides?

    3. Is the variance small enough that you can "ease in" the goose units or stretch the star unit a bit?

    4. Do you have enough wiggle room on you goose unit points that you can take in your joining seams just a tad or will you lose your triangle points by doing that?

    5. Did you use a scant 1/4" seam allowance when assembling the stars?

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    I'm no help to you but I also recommend paper piecing the units! Welcome to the board from Indiana!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I'm no help to you but I also recommend paper piecing the units! Welcome to the board from Indiana!!!!
    ditto! :) :-) dar

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    The geese are significantly bigger. Too much to ease in.

    I'll go home, put them all on my design board and see exactly what the problems are - specifically.

    I think this is an intermediate quilt, don't you? No set in seams (haven't quite mastered that yet, still get little puckers). I'm sure I can do this if I can just work past my issues.

    Okay, now I forgot the rest of the questions. I'll have to go look again. :)

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    Now I never really thought about pping the geese unit. I can do that. I love pp. Why didn't I think of that?

    I'm very careful with my scant 1/4" seam. I reset it and make sure it's right each time I clean the machine.

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    Some patterns are not accurate, don't assume it is all your fault!!:):):) Recheck them also.

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