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Thread: Help needed please..........

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    I'm making a panel quilt 35" x 40 1/2", I'm going to do a border of flying geese with other borders around that, then more flying geese..........can you please help with what size flying geese border would be suitable.

    I have never done flying geese before I'm a bit bamboozled by sizes here!

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    Thankyou for your help! :D

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    Flying geese (traditionally) are basically rectangles where the width is twice the height measurement.

    Are those panel measurements above FINISHED or UNFINISHED?
    Are you shooting for some final quilt size?
    How big is the middle border going to be?

    I would probably start looking at FG that are 5" x 2.5" FINISHED.
    You could work that extra 1/2" in easily.

    Anything wider/larger might not look right for that size panel.
    Do you have a picture of it?

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    Here are some diagrams of what the proportions would be of different sized flying geese (for your center panel 35"x40").

    It's a starting point for you to decide on a look you prefer.

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    FG 1.25x5
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    FG 1.25x3
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    MTS, you are just the greatest with helping anyone who asks. Great info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
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    Flying geese (traditionally) are basically rectangles where the width is twice the height.

    Are those panel measurements above FINISHED or UNFINISHED?
    Are you shooting for some final quilt size?
    How big is the middle border going to be?

    I would probably start looking at FG that are 5" x 2.5" FINISHED.
    You could work that extra 1/2" in easily.

    Anything wider might look right for that sized panel.
    Do you have a picture of it?
    Thank for your answer so quickly MTS, I had cut a template that size earlier and thought it might have been too big, then cut one smaller and was totally confused, so I thought I would ask the experts......anyway here is a pic of the panel, not a good one though.
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    Well, clearly purple/lilac is out as a color choice. :mrgreen:

    Can you cut a piece of paper (even just plain white copy paper) that are the sizes I used and just place each on a side of the panel so we can see the relative proportions? Just color in the FG with a pencil - doesn't have to be pretty (or precision cut).

    And then post a picture again.

    It looks like a really, really big bear, so maybe he could handle the first example of Flying Geese - 2.5" x 5" (I had thought maybe it was too bulky).

    Whatever you decide on, I can easily put the measurements into EQ since it's already set up - that way you can get a count of how many FG you'll need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Here are some diagrams of what the proportions would be of different sized flying geese (for you center panel 35"x40").

    It's a starting point for you to decide on a look you prefer.
    Your blood is worth bottling MTG, this is fantastic and I will go with the first I think! :thumbup:

    Sorry it's taking me awhile to answer you, I no sooner put the thread up and my daughter came aknockin!! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Well, clearly purple/lilac is out as a color choice. :mrgreen:

    Can you cut a piece of paper (even just plain white copy paper) that are the sizes I used and just place each on a side of the panel so we can see the relative proportions? Just color in the FG with a pencil - doesn't have to be pretty (or precision cut).

    And then post a picture again.

    It looks like a really, really big bear, so maybe he could handle the first example of Flying Geese - 2.5" x 5" (I had thought maybe it was too bulky).

    Whatever you decide on, I can easily put the measurements into EQ since it's already set up - that way you can get a count of how many FG you'll need.
    Well I think I have the colours sorted....maybe...now come to think of it I'll take a pic and get your opinion.
    Great if you can get a count for me on EQ. :D

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    Post a pic. I'll be back in half an hour. ;-)

    FYI - the middle border on the 1st diagram is 2.5" wide FINISHED.

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    I can't help you with the sizes...but like picking up the gold of the leaves in the color of the flying geese....good luck to you, will be a lovely quilt

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