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# Flying Geese Blocks

10-02-2010, 12:52 PM
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This is one of my most favorite blocks, and I have recently - from this forum - learned how to make flying geese using the "English" method which is very fast and accurate.

I love this method; however, I was wondering if anyone else had come across the problem of quilting these "geese" as they are three-dimensional. I've been practicing several ways, and if anyone has a really good way, please post.

Thanks so much
10-02-2010, 01:04 PM
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I have never seen them done 3D. Would you please post a pic. I would love to see them.
10-02-2010, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by littlehud
I have never seen them done 3D. Would you please post a pic. I would love to see them.
Here is a link to the Youtube tutorial for the 3D flying geese.

10-02-2010, 02:00 PM
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I put mine into the Fwsq block cups and saucers; I love the one seam construction. Two choices on long arm quilting: quilt around or quilt over, I would think. May be a long arm quilter on this board will voice their suggestions.
10-02-2010, 02:16 PM
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I use a fine line of school glue to hold the geese down while quilting. It works great and washes out. The one seam method is the only way I make flying geese blocks. I quilt 1/4" inside the geese following the seam lines.

You can make them in any size using the following formula:

Size of squares = 1/2 inch larger than the desired finished height of the overall unit.

Height of the rectangle = same as the squares you cut.

Width of the rectangle = width of square times two minus 1/2 inch.

In other words, if you cut 2" squares, you would cut the rectangle 2" x 3.5"
10-02-2010, 02:45 PM
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Thank you for the tips on quilting these :D:D:D
10-02-2010, 03:06 PM
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Wonderful !!! I knew you quilters would come to my rescue. I would NEVER have thought of using glue - but I'll try it.

These geese are the fastest, most accurate little blocks I have ever done. If I can use this "English" way of doing them, you can bet it's the one I'll be using from now on.

Thanks for all your info on this.
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