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Thread: Migrating/Staggered Geese

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    The formula is: Two squares at a measurement for the background and one square 3/8" bigger for the geese (This will yield four migrating/staggered geese)

    For the border, I needed a finished six inch border, which dictated that my background squares would be five inches, and my goose fabric would be a 5 and 3/8"

    With this formula, you can pretty much figure out how big to cut your squares for the width you need.

    Here is a picture of the border I created for IRR2 and what I will be teaching you to create.
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    Shall we begin?

    two background squares/ 1 square for the geese
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    Cut the goose fabric one time on the diagonal, corner to corner
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    place triangles, right sides together on the upper right hand corner of one background square
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    prepare to now add a second left goose
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    stitch on the upper part and right hand side of the goose
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    cut diagonally across both fabrics from the upper right to lower left corner
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    Be sure that you keep the bottom of the goose going up
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    I trimmed the bottom off ... this time, I very fortunately actually ended up with a 1/4" joining at the bottom ... I have not always been that blessed! LOL
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    open up your geese so that the background is on the bottom. You will notice a definite left and right side
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    place the bottom of the right side goose to the tip of the left goose
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    right sides together, you will stitch down the right side of the left goose, keeping seams of goose going up
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    good idea to snip off the little dog ears before stitching so you have definite corners to stitch from
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    Notice - - you will be stitching with the background on top this time ... take care to insure that the goose seams keep going up
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    right sides together, you will be stitching down the long side of the background fabric. The right goose will be on the top
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    Press the left goose open
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    Prepare to add the next right goose
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    This is the back of the piece, note the bottom of the geese going "up"
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    Open up the right goose and prepare for your next goose from the left
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    I hope that this has been helpful. I surely enjoyed adding this border to the lighthouse center in the IRR2 and will look forward to doing this more often.
    And, I am very thankful that when I tried to find this pattern, I found a thread already present that encouraged me to do this tutorial

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-9285-1.htm

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    Thank you omak!!!! I love the looks of these geese!!! :D:D:D
    I can't wait to give this a try!!!

    PS I love the border you created on the IRR :D:D:D

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    Thank you, Amma

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    thanks for the tutorial!

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    How in the world did anyone figure that technique out?

    Amazing!

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    Wow what an awesome border, Thank you for sharing with us.

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    omak...I love these geese!!!! But I have a can't see good on the pic....is there a 1/4" seam allowance on the sides of the border???? Sometimes it looks like the "goose" runs all the way out to the side and I can't tell on the pic..

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    Wonderful border and tute but I am more interested in the curved geese on the dark blue border. Could you share this technique with us??? Thanks.
    Piecefully, Kutnso

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