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Thread: Would You Believe??

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    Senior Member Pickle's Avatar
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    I have finished my first and possibly last flying geese pattern. I was laying it out to piece it all together and the geese on the light sauares are flying in the wrong direction. I found it very confusing to make even if it was Elanore Burns book. I think I will name it the Wild Goose Chase!! I do have to say, my seams are all good the sqs measure up, that at least is a plus.
    I just had to share my delima. I am sure if I give this away I will give it to a non quilter and they will never know and be happy with it. I hope
    So I am just wondering if any one else has a problem with this pattern besides me.
    Pickle

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    Not the wrong direction, change in design....it happens to more of us than you know.

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    I haven't had a problem with this particular design, but this type of thing happens to most all of us at least once! :-D Smile, you're in very good company!! :D :D

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    Hi Picke, it has happened to many of us. Just consider this your "new" design opportunity. Your quilt does not have to look exactly like the pattern as it was intended. It's yours.

    I happen to like the name of "Wild Goose Chase" as the name for your quilt. I would go ahead and quilt and bind it up.

    Would you mind sharing picture(s) with us?

    Pam M

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    I can believe it! I have made Eleanor Burns flying geese pattern more than once and last year I chose a western fabric that was basically striped. Fortunately I had cut and sewn twice as many as I needed, but when I went to take them all apart and put them around my block I discovered that half the strips went up and down and half side to side. I did a couple of extra blocks thinking I had done something wrong (ha ha) - nope, that's just how they turn out. I am not a beginning quilter, but certainly was fooled with that one - so Pickle, you aren't the only one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by callie
    I can believe it! I have made Eleanor Burns flying geese pattern more than once and last year I chose a western fabric that was basically striped. Fortunately I had cut and sewn twice as many as I needed, but when I went to take them all apart and put them around my block I discovered that half the strips went up and down and half side to side. I did a couple of extra blocks thinking I had done something wrong (ha ha) - nope, that's just how they turn out. I am not a beginning quilter, but certainly was fooled with that one - so Pickle, you aren't the only one!
    Using stripes in anything with a diagonal seam makes me groan in frustration. They seem to have a diabolical mind of there own. :lol:

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    I'm doing striped HSTs for a Quilt for Kids quilt. When I was making the squares, I had to tape on on the wall in front of me.

    The chasing geese idea sounds like a winner. I do find the design wall helps me with things like this.

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    Callie, love your profile picture. Did you quilt that? It is so pretty!

    Linda in Maryland

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    I can't count the times things haven't turned out as I thought they would. Enjoy them--whichever way they are flying!

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    I could consider sending a photo when it is quilted but I will have to get my grandaughter here to help me send it.
    I felt bad about the mistake but then I thought, I am the artist LOL
    Pickle

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