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Thread: How do you handle corners of flying geese border?

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    Super Member jillmc's Avatar
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    How do you handle corners of flying geese border?

    I will be putting a dark floater border before the FG border to adjust for lengths. I am undecided about the corners....how do you handle yours, please?
    (I gave up on the curved flying geese paper pieced units for this border....they were extremely time consuming, and my desire to finish this up took over)
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    I continue the geese to the end of the border in all four borders. So on the bottom of your quilt the geese pointing to the left continue under the northbound ones

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    There are lots of ways to do it. Let the geese continue until they meet the quilt's edge, put a plain square in the corner, or put a different block in the corner. In your case, a 4-patch on point would look cute in the corners.

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    Or a solid color block for the fg ending in color, background for tip endings....two would be color, two would be background...

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    Sometimes I put in a solid corner block and continue the geese after the block so they go around the quilt in a clockwise circle formation.

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    Jillmc- what a gorgeous quilt. I love seeing your work.

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    Gorgeous!!! Maybe consider a corner block of square in square on point to match interior diamonds....or 4P......either one would be beautiful...however, this quilt is worthy, maybe, of the time to PP the corners. I always say to myself.."If you are making gold, don't consider tinsel..." Jus saying...
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    My vote would be for the 4patch on point, to go with the 4patches in the body of the quilt.
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    I don't remember - let me look. It looks like I just kept them the flying with an eagle in one corner.
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    Irishrose2, your quilt is beautiful!
    Thank you for all of the input-I will play with the corners and see what happens!

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    love the colors in your quilt!

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    Very pretty quilt! When I did mine, the math did not work out for me to have them meet so this is what I did ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by eparys View Post
    Very pretty quilt! When I did mine, the math did not work out for me to have them meet so this is what I did ...
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    Love this!

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    jillmc, that is a lovely idea.
    Logistics may be why D's quilt has the eagle blocks in the opposite corners. That, plus the fact that an eagle has meaning to him and I had to get them in somewhere.

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    When I surrounded a center medallion with FG, I left the corners a blank square of fabric (well triangle in my case because it was set on point) because I didn't like the look of the FG just flying off the end.

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    [QUOTE=feline fanatic;8025220]When I surrounded a center medallion with FG, I left the corners a blank square of fabric (well triangle in my case because it was set on point) because I didn't like the look of the FG just flying off the end.

    Oh my word-this is gorrr-jussss Feline!!!
    I think I need to do something with my corners...either blank square or 4patch or square in square-it looks too busy on my quilt to have a continuous FG border.....the math, however is killin me! Haha...
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    Jill, your quilt is beautiful...please post a finished photo after you make your decision in the corner. : )
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Beautiful quilt! I just finished a flying geese border. I used a square in a square set on point for the corners.

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