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Thread: Contemplating Flying Geese

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    Contemplating Flying Geese

    I saw a pattern today that uses half square triangles. Would this look goofy to you? I am trying to make it easy on myself.

    Also, I am considering making it scrappy....very scrappy.
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    I say, whatever works for you.

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    Lots of people make their flying geese blocks with 1/2 square triangles blocks. Nothing weird about it
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    I used the tips I cut off my stars and made HST. Then made flying geese for this borderName:  IMG_9736 web.jpg
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Size:  953.3 KBEveryone seems to like it. Does it look 'goofy' to you?

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    There are many ways to make flying geese. You just figure out which way you prefer. As for scrappy, the 1/2 sq triangles may work best. Love to see what you come up with.

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    Nothing goofy .... just another option in the toolbox!
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    That is a beautiful top!!!
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    I like that one, Toogie.

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    Beautiful, toogie
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    If it helps you made flying geese go for it! They can be problematic.

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    I paper piece my flying geese. No cut off points and accurate every time.

    For scrap quilts, I make 2.5" HST blocks. One side of HST is a light neutral, other side is color/print/etc. Lots of contrast and easy to make. Lots of different patterns for quilts: 4 blocks with the colored sides (or neutral sides) facing center = diamonds. Rows of HST with colors all in same place = vertical rows. Alternating rows, color on right, next row color on left = zigzag pattern.

    Hope these suggestions help.

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    Ricky Tim's Flying Geese

    Check out Ricky's method of folding for flying geese on You Tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z View Post
    Check out Ricky's method of folding for flying geese on You Tube.
    This was interesting and simple. Certainly would be fast but I am wondering about the multiple layers of fabric when you begin to join the geese together. Geese are on my radar because this week-end at retreat, I am making a quilt that is all geese. No Ricky Tim's method because my no waste geese are already cut and packed ready to go. Will try the RT method another time.

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    I saw your post where you made some. I think that works!
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    Absolutely beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z View Post
    Check out Ricky's method of folding for flying geese on You Tube.
    Was there supposed to be a link with this? I haven't seen it.
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    My flying geese are usually more like lame ducks. Until I discovered that my machine has a quilting function on it that lines the needle up perfectly to use the right edge of my presser foot. The 1/4" foot is Not accurate with my machine's center needle position and was causing problems. Once I got an accurate 1/4" it made all the difference.

    I have a discontinued Brother SQ Project Runway edition (I think it's the 9050). I've only had the machine for three years, so it's not like I had time to read the manual or anything.
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    I don't have a problem making flying geese, but it depends on the pattern how I assemble them. Flip and stitch if I can make at least a 1" square from the cutaway. Latest method is the 4 @ a time, which is super efficient - a good thing bc I needed 456 for the latest. I actually ended up doing more than that, bc the book has an error in color placement. They do have a work around, but being a little OCD, I couldn't handle it. So I set aside the 216 I had with the wrong placement and redid them. Sooner or later, those little buggers (finish @ 1" x 3") will be used for something. Probably a border. Or possibly sides on stars?

    I've also got and have used the Wing Clipper; it was required for a class. It does make perfect geese, but that is a real waste of fabric as you are intentionally making them over sized and trimming down.

    For squaring FG, I highly recommend the Bloc Loc rulers. Pricey, but so helpful!

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    Paper piecing, for me, was the way to go for FG. I always seemed to avoid patterns with FG or I made them differently with HST to avoid them because they hardly ever were accurate.
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