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Thread: Show me your Geese!!

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    I love making flying geese units, but have only used them in certain blocks in sampler quilts (Sawtooth Star, Dutchman's Puzzle). I would love to see all the ways you have used flying geese. Oh, and that's another question! Is one unit a flying goose??
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    Oh, and that's another question! Is one unit a flying goose??

    Don't know, but you sure have a gaggle of pretty ones!

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    ohhhhhhhhhh pretty!!

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    Here is a picture of the Scrappy Flying Geese border I made on my very first quilt, a kingsize sampler,no pattern, just started making various blocks and made it fit our 5' bed! The geese were paper pieced in blocks of 6 if I remember correctly then stitched together :-D

    I am off to check out yours now, your fabric choices are so pretty!

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    Izy...love the colours in your quilt.

    doowopddbop..love your flying geese, haven't made any yet myself.

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    geese all around!!
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    Oh, Izy and Nativetexan, we are off to a good start! They really look stunning running around the border like that!

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    The geese have landed and they are all lovely.

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    Love all the geese flying around, and the quilt colours are lovely.

    I would like to know which sewing technique everyone either prefers, or thinks makes the least amount of waste fabric. I usually use the oblong and two smaller squares method, but have also been wondering about trying the one with a large and small square, which I've seen Eleanor Burns use.

    Anyone any idea which is the most economical?

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    Here are a couple of quilts I have used flying geese on. The blue quilt is just a quilt top still to be quilted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doowopddbop
    I love making flying geese units, but have only used them in certain blocks in sampler quilts (Sawtooth Star, Dutchman's Puzzle). I would love to see all the ways you have used flying geese. Oh, and that's another question! Is one unit a flying goose??
    this is one from years ago. Many pictures were fading & I just put them on computer the other night.
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    Here is a (poor) pic of a quilt the sample-maker did for my shop years ago. She was a fairly new quilter, learning from me as she went, and if you notice the tips of the points, you can see that she failed to check with me before sending into the longarmer's room!!

    Still, we wrote a pattern for it and sold many kits from this sample. She made the geese the same way you would any snowballed rectangle, but the rectangle was made of strips. The actual colors of the Fossil Fern fabrics are more vibrant than the old photo shows.

    When I closed the shop and sold many of the quilts, this is one I refused $800 for and kept for myself. It hangs on the wall behind my bed.

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    This is one with just a few geese, I love making them too! Wish I had a pic of the table topper I gave my daughter! It has 184 geese units on diagonal, took me months to make, but its very cute! It's a fall one.

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    Believe it or not.... I've never made flying geese before.

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    Thank you for your links.

    I've never tried the method in the second one before and the tutorial has definitely got me wanting to give it a go. For my next quilt, this is the one I'll be looking at.

    I'm making a flying geese quilt from all my fabric and scraps that have some blue in them (finished the geese, will take a photo and try to upload) and I did seem to waste so much fabric... Little bits here and there, but it was adding up to a bit of a pile.

    Again, thank you.
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    i love them all as well . Here is mine
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    OMG!! Absolutely love this! :D

    I have only had one go at the easy mariners compass, but the combination with flying geese looks stunning.

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    Wow, LisaR! That's a perfect border for your Mariner's Compass... just added that to my list of WHIMMs (Work Hidden In My Mind)

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    My geese ................

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    WOW! Such pretty quilts.

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    These are sooo cool, Letia! Love them all!

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    Well - I never make a Sawtooth star without making the points out of flying geese. Anytime I can use them - I do. Goose lover here!

    But the passion can get out of hand!
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    Oh Lisa and Letia, that is what i want to do-make geese curving around. one day!!

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