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Thread: Welcome Aboard the Mystery Quilt Train - Never Too Late to Join the Ride!

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    Chips and Salsa (sp) and smashed Avacado...plenty for all....beautiful day and the scenery is awsome up here in the dome car....there is a herd of wild horses racing the train, and they look like they are loving it.

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    I'll be right up SunlitenSmiles, I love the dome car and don't want to miss the horses. Besides, maybe we can see Judy coming from up there.

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    This is the 4th stop of the train. Pulling into Goose Station.

    So glad to see all of you having so much fun on this trip. But I must admit, I have gained 4 pounds with all the goodies in the club car.

    This time, you will make 16 Flying Geese blocks.
    I have a tip for you to make perfect geese. See ** HINT: toward the bottom of this posting.

    At this point, some of you may want to change your fabric choices. On 2/20/2012, I said to cut 3-” strips of fabric A. These will be the background for the flying geese. Now that you have come this far, perhaps you want these rectangles to be the same fabric that made up the pinwheel center Or maybe you want something entirely different. I have used my original A fabric, as you can see in the pictures shown here, below.

    Now, you can cut the rest of your A B C D and E fabrics. On to the flying geese!
    Cut 16 pieces of A fabric 3-” x 6”
    Cut 4 pieces of A fabric 3-” square and set aside for April 16.
    Cut 8 pieces of B fabric 3-” square
    Cut 8 pieces of C fabric 3-” square
    Cut 8 pieces of D fabric 3-” square.
    Cut 8 pieces of E fabric 3-” square

    Mark a diagonal line from corner to corner on each of the B C D and E pieces.
    Make 4 flying geese using 4 of the A rectangles and 8 of the B fabrics: (top picture)
    Take one B square, lay it right sides together on the larger A rectangle, sew from corner to corner. Press as shown. Lay second B square on other edge and sew from corner to corner. Repeat and make 4 of these A-B blocks.
    Do the same with A and C, A and D, and A and E. You will be making 4 each of the different fabric combinations for a total of 16 flying geese blocks. (bottom picture)

    ** HINT:(see pictures 2, 3 and 4) I have trouble making perfect flying geese , so I came up with a bit of a cheat. I mark the diagonal line, place it on the rectangle, and sew one thread away from the line, on the side of line toward the corner that will be covered when the square is pressed. Press and sew the other square in the same manner. When pressed, turn over, and if uneven, trim to a perfect 3- x 6” rectangle. Then trim off the material underneath (as shown: second from right of the first picture) and your flying geese block will be perfect.

    FOR THOSE MAKING A SCRAPPY QUILT TOP: cut 3-” squares - you will need a total of 32. Either do a mix of fabrics, or 16 of each fabric, however you would like your geese to look. Cut 16 3-” x 6” rectangles of assorted fabrics, or use one fabric. Maybe you would like to use the F fabric for the rectangles. Use 2 squares (your choice - use 2 of the same or 2 different fabrics) and one 3-” x 6” rectangle; make a total of 16 flying geese as described above .

    Good luck and have fun! Last of the directions will be on April 16th. But I will see you soon, as you travel along to your final destination.
     
     
     
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    Wow didn't see that coming at all but on my way to make my little birdies

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    Hee hee, Stitchingpost and all of you passengers, glad to see it was a surprise to some of you. I love a good mystery, don't you?
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    thinking that is a herd of wild geese........no wonder the horses were running !

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    I hope iam wrong but didn't u change the 31/4 strip to31/2 in clue 2 or did I misunderstand that

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    No, Stitching, the strips are to be 3-1/4" wide. I had made a typo in a posting that one of the sharp-eyed riders noticed. I'm so sorry for any confusion. I know this is a strange width for flying geese, but I needed to adjust the size of the geese to fit the piece that has already been completed.
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    Thanks I went ALLLLLLLLLL the way back to the old post. So sorry iam glad. I didn't cut them out at 21/2 yet

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    I ment 31/2

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    Judy,
    My fabric A is directional! Should the "top" of my fabric A be at the point of the goose? I'd like to stick with my fabric A even though the pattern is a little large and is directional. I'm making a template so that I can fussy cut the 6" x 3.25" rectangles to give more hint of the hot air balloons. Before I cut my fabric, could you advise, please?
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    Thanks ,I have been writting all this down and I saw that 31/2 ,BUT I GOT IT RIGHT NOW on my way to the bird cage

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    Wild horses and wild geese......the train is at my house! Yeah, jumping on board and on my way to the design car!
    "Life is mostly froth and bubble, but one thing stands as stone. Kindness in another's trouble, courage in one's own." Adam Lindsey Gordon

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    Was on my way to the dome car for the chips and salsa and I got Goosed !!!! Rotfl
    Have an awesome day!

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    Jenniky, was he good looking? If not, give us the description and we'll all hit him as we walk by.

    I have more salsa that I would share. Daughter's graduation isn't for another couple weeks, so what I have stashed is available.

    Flying geese???? I might have to do wonky ones, as they aren't my favorite. Will have to look at the instructions again.

    Did everyone see that my quilt was chosen for free quilting by Darby. I can't wait to see what she does with it. My lucky day. WOW

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    paintmejudy: what is the size of the flying geese once made? 3" x6"??? I use Eleanor Burns' method to make flying geese using her special rulers. Thanks. I fished step 2 and have the step 3 rectangles pinned on ready to sew. Unfortunately , I have to wait a few days. I had my carpal tunnel surgery on my left hand today. I should be able to sew in a few days.
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    You probably will like the flying geese with the point where the colors cross to be facing the quilt, so the hot air balloons would have the large part of the balloon at the outside of the quilt. If this isn't clear, I will take a picture of what I mean.
    Quote Originally Posted by auntlucy View Post
    Judy,
    My fabric A is directional! Should the "top" of my fabric A be at the point of the goose? I'd like to stick with my fabric A even though the pattern is a little large and is directional. I'm making a template so that I can fussy cut the 6" x 3.25" rectangles to give more hint of the hot air balloons. Before I cut my fabric, could you advise, please?
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    Finished size of the flying geese will be 5-1/2" long by 2-3/4" wide. Don't know how to advise you if you are using a special ruler, I am not familiar with them. I just make geese the old fashioned way with rectangles and squares. Sorry.
    Quote Originally Posted by yayaquilts View Post
    paintmejudy: what is the size of the flying geese once made? 3" x6"??? I use Eleanor Burns' method to make flying geese using her special rulers. Thanks. I fished step 2 and have the step 3 rectangles pinned on ready to sew. Unfortunately , I have to wait a few days. I had my carpal tunnel surgery on my left hand today. I should be able to sew in a few days.
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    These are the largest geese I have ever made....and they are 'hungry birds' finished off all the wild bird seed in the feeder..... but...they are kinda cute, well....very cute....won me over.

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    Glad I made you happy, sunlite! I think you will like the way the flock gets assembled.
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    Oh boy! I'm saving each step of this mystery. I'm thinkin I will be doing it again!!!!! Off to cut/sew geese!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Everose View Post
    Jenniky, was he good looking? If not, give us the description and we'll all hit him as we walk by.

    I have more salsa that I would share. Daughter's graduation isn't for another couple weeks, so what I have stashed is available.

    Flying geese???? I might have to do wonky ones, as they aren't my favorite. Will have to look at the instructions again.

    Did everyone see that my quilt was chosen for free quilting by Darby. I can't wait to see what she does with it. My lucky day. WOW
    Congrats on having your quilt chosen for free quilting. Im sure Darby will add her TLC to your own to make a very lovely quilt. Oh and can you believe it was my hubby who goosed me.. That man is always playing tricks on me...but I love him I have to tell you all what a wonderful man he is though. I was working on grandaughters quilt today. My goal was to get all of the squares cut and prepped for sewing. Long story short. Needed more of the yellow fabric. Gave him sample and the sku# and off to JoAnn's he went for me. Came back successful.. Three hours later I ran out of The Hot Pink.. I thought he might balk at going again. But off he went and this time I didnt have the sku..but he got the right fabric . I was so proud of him. Because I was able to continue working while he did the running. I was able to complete all the cutting and prep work. " So I say, JOB Well Done my Loving Hubby!"
    Have an awesome day!

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    Wrong information -- so sorry

    I GOT TO THINKING ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE GEESE, AS ASKED EARLIER THIS MORNING. I GOOFED.

    I said that the finished size was going to be 5-1/2 x 2-3/4 -- don't where my head was, but that is the size that will show when all is sewn together. It is NOT the size you will be making.

    When you cut your rectangles, they will be 6" x 3-1/4" and the squares will be 3-1/4" That part is correct. When the squares are sewn onto the rectangels, the size of the block you end up with, will be 6" x 3-1/4".

    And I guess that you could use the E Burns flying geese ruler to make 6 x 3 geeese. Just trim down the 3-1/4 background squares to 3" square instead of 3-1/4". Don't remember my reasoning behind making them a bit bigger. I truly hope I haven't thrown a monkey wrench into the works and confused everyone.

    I am so sorry for the confusion. You gals must think I'm a nut case.
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    Judy, I have come to know you very well and you are a nut case as am I.

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    Hurrah, for Jenniky's hubby. It sounds like you got a winner!!!

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