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Thread: How to add curved flying geese section to the border of the quilt

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    Senior Member gmcsewer's Avatar
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    Any ideas how to add the curved flying gees to the border of my faceted jewel quilt? I have thought of continuing the paper piecing to add the curved pieces, or maybe I should precut them, similar to drunkard's pathway. Or just bind the edges of the flying geese and stitch them on a plain piece of fabric.

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    what do you mean Curved flying geese sounds interesting

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    Ooooh, how to do this is waaaaay over my head, but for sure it's going to be beautiful! :thumbup:

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    I recently saw a picture of this but now can't remember where! It was really stunning.

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    How I'd do it:

    Paper piece the curved flying geese piece.

    and then applique it to the border -you can remove the excess border fabric underneath after.

    The applique can be done many different ways -
    hand stitch it applique it down
    machine stitch it down with a small zigzag - after you've turned the seam under.

    ??? -
    is the sky of the geese the same color as the border background fabric?

    If it's the same, depending on the width of the border and FG, I might do it a bit differently.

    I just don't really like all those seams on the border pieces.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43812-1.html

    See if this comes up for you.

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    Nope wrong one. . Try a search for it. It is on the board somewhere.

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    You have an extra 'l' in the URL

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43812-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    You have an extra 'l' in the URL

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43812-1.htm
    Why that is awesome. Beautiful.

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    I wanted to make them in curved sections. The difficulty is in making them so they come out the length I need. Sides are 57" and length is 84". The design I found is 9" from end to end. I have found a magazine article in the American Quilt Guild magazine where you free form draw a curve and then divide into sections. Mark the half way point between the sides of the curve and make each flying geese in its section. I have done this and it looks like it is going to work. Have pictures to post soon.

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    Here are pictures of the curved section laying beside the quilt and the side borders will be the squares left from piecing the quilt. I have quilted the center section of the quilt. Now to assemble the borders and quilt them. Then I plan to use the cotton theory method to attach the pieces together.
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    I, too, am curious - curved flying geese. Looking forward to more info on this.....

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