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Thread: This Is The Way I Choose To Make My Ideas Into Reality

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    Did you make the blue and red item on the top picture?

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    I'm amazed at how you positioned the center triangle to make perfect use of the fabric. Everything lines up so lovely! I'm anxious to see your finished quilt.

    Welcome from So. California!
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    Good for you. Your style, although I realize is your own, reminds me of the Gees Bend style. It seems from both of your posts that you are doing what you enjoy and that is what this journey is all about. We need to remember though not to disparage those that are on their journey too. "To each his own".
    Last edited by pewa88; 04-18-2017 at 11:43 AM.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15Cblb8J6i0

    Jenny Doan does the one seam flying geese. It originated in England and Ricky Tims demo it when he learned it from English quilters while on a trip there.
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    Thanks for the reminder. One seam FG are on my list as well.
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    I've used this method numerous times: http://www.fonsandporter.com/article...ew_easy_lesson. Very easy no-waste method.

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    Those are pretty blocks! Can't wait to see the finished quilt top!

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    I so glad that this project has so caught on with all of you! I just finished all of the Flying Geese Units completely earlier today. I have a total of:

    72 units consisting of (using the above 1st post photos are each represented here):

    32 strong Yellows (big flowers)
    4 smaller Yellows (smaller flowers)
    18 Marbled Blue Fabric
    18 Blue/Green Geometric

    Finished into 12 large (around 18 inches) Squares

    Each Square has 6 geese in the formation of a quasi-Rail Fence pattern with the Black & Silver squares in a checkerboard pattern on itís own.

    The Border in a mimicking blended Black/Silver background, 4 colors using the leftover fabrics not used in the blocks.

    Since I only used remnants & bolt ends for all fabrics, I cannot predict right now the exact layout as I have to do much of the placements when I actually sew the physical top with whatever was not used before. Still, I hope this second rather crude computer generated rough draft/sketch will give all of you a better visual guide on how this will probably look when the top is completed late this week or early next week.

    Wish me some badly needed luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Did you make the blue and red item on the top picture?
    Yes, it was to test the size of each "goose" in order to prevent accidents or waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linda8450 View Post
    I live in AL now, but hail from Orange County CA. Didn't really get into quilting until I moved here, but have been sewing for 70 years! I love M&L in Cypress/Buena Park area, another I think in Fountain Valley. Wonderful selections and great prices, especially on bolt ends and cuts! Love your flying geese, not familiar with that method, love to learn it!
    Do try it. I was a bit cautious about starting any pattern with bias edges as the edges can stretch out so easily! Not only the simple topstitching on the background fabrics prevents this, the accuracy is far better even with the one directional fabrics I used here. So easy to lay out the images in the right direction as well.

    It does sadden me so many former Californians are scattered so far away. I hope the ones that want to return could some day.
    Last edited by Iona D.; 04-18-2017 at 05:40 PM.

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