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    I Can Do This!

    Yesterday, I saw a pattern for Flying Geese with just half square triangles. I was not sure if it would look good, so this morning I cut enough for one block. I think I am in love! I've wanted to do Flying Geese for many years, but was too chicken. Now I have found the perfect way.

    I am so very happy!
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    Bravo! I like that!
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    Holy cow. I might be a convert.

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    And here's another hint--When you are pressing the HST's, press one to the dark and the other to the light. Then, when you go to sew them together, they will nest and you will have a nice crisp point.
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    I prefer this way. The traditional way means you cut off the extra triangle and waste fabric.
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    Great way to make flying geese. I'll have to try this. And thanks to GingerK for the pressing tip.

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    Beautiful colors! Have you tried the No Waste Flying Geese (4 at a time) Method? It's the same idea as making 2 at a time HST where you're just sewing squares on the diagonal, and no wasting of fabric. I recently worked up the courage to try this method and it was glorious.

    http://www.stitcherydickorydock.com/...ndly-tutorial/

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    One block done. I'm very happy with my points.

    Thanks to GingerK for the pressing advice! Sephie I had not heard of that procedure, but might give it try some time.
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    Nice wirk! Easy peasy.

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    oh yes, i do hst's all the time for flying geese. your's are beautiful!
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    I knew it would look good, not goofy!😉😀

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    They turned out great and love your fabric.

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    Very pretty, always best to try what will work for you.
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    ......... and she's off to the races with another quilt.
    Anxious to see just what your end results will be!

    Have fun!
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    QuiltE you made me laugh on that. Good thing I was not drinking some iced tea.

    Thanks Toogie.....and everyone. I'm really putting some rich deep colors in this. Already thinking of names.
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    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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    Many ways of making flying geese. I like paper piecing. I make my own pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954 View Post
    QuiltE you made me laugh on that. Good thing I was not drinking some iced tea. ...........
    .... or else your monitor would have got drowned out!
    Wellllllllll .... you are, aren't you? i.e. off to the races!
    I love how fast you produce things .... I only wish .........
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    Boston, they look awesome!!!!!!! I am not wild about making them but this looks like I can do it, so thanks
    I love flying geese!!!

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    They look fabulous! Love those batiks.

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    Lightbulb 4 flying geese from a charm square...thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sephie View Post
    Beautiful colors! Have you tried the No Waste Flying Geese (4 at a time) Method? It's the same idea as making 2 at a time HST where you're just sewing squares on the diagonal, and no wasting of fabric. I recently worked up the courage to try this method and it was glorious.

    http://www.stitcherydickorydock.com/...ndly-tutorial/
    Thank you for the link to the tutorial. I have a collection of charms to give this a try.

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    Go Boston1954! I, too, have wanted to do flying geese and though I know about the half-square triangle method, I have not tried it yet. You have become an inspiration...your fabrics are lovely.

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    Nicely done Boston...love your colorful fabrics. We will anxiously await your progress and more photos.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Flying geese are always attractive in a quilt. Your block looks wonderful. Love your fabrics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954 View Post
    Yesterday, I saw a pattern for Flying Geese with just half square triangles. I was not sure if it would look good, so this morning I cut enough for one block. I think I am in love! I've wanted to do Flying Geese for many years, but was too chicken. Now I have found the perfect way.

    I am so very happy!
    looks great ... no wonder you are happy. I am anxious to see the finished quilt. Which I know will be soon, since you are a Speed Demon when it comes to pumping out quilts
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    Great idea. I'll have to try it. Thanks for posting.
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