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Thread: Migrating/Staggered Geese

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    The formula is: Two squares at a measurement for the background and one square 3/8" bigger for the geese (This will yield four migrating/staggered geese)

    For the border, I needed a finished six inch border, which dictated that my background squares would be five inches, and my goose fabric would be a 5 and 3/8"

    With this formula, you can pretty much figure out how big to cut your squares for the width you need.

    Here is a picture of the border I created for IRR2 and what I will be teaching you to create.
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    Shall we begin?

    two background squares/ 1 square for the geese
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    Cut the goose fabric one time on the diagonal, corner to corner
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    place triangles, right sides together on the upper right hand corner of one background square
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    prepare to now add a second left goose
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    stitch on the upper part and right hand side of the goose
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    cut diagonally across both fabrics from the upper right to lower left corner
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    Be sure that you keep the bottom of the goose going up
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    I trimmed the bottom off ... this time, I very fortunately actually ended up with a 1/4" joining at the bottom ... I have not always been that blessed! LOL
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    open up your geese so that the background is on the bottom. You will notice a definite left and right side
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    place the bottom of the right side goose to the tip of the left goose
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    right sides together, you will stitch down the right side of the left goose, keeping seams of goose going up
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    good idea to snip off the little dog ears before stitching so you have definite corners to stitch from
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    Notice - - you will be stitching with the background on top this time ... take care to insure that the goose seams keep going up
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    right sides together, you will be stitching down the long side of the background fabric. The right goose will be on the top
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    Press the left goose open
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    Prepare to add the next right goose
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    This is the back of the piece, note the bottom of the geese going "up"
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    Open up the right goose and prepare for your next goose from the left
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    I hope that this has been helpful. I surely enjoyed adding this border to the lighthouse center in the IRR2 and will look forward to doing this more often.
    And, I am very thankful that when I tried to find this pattern, I found a thread already present that encouraged me to do this tutorial

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-9285-1.htm

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    Thank you omak!!!! I love the looks of these geese!!! :D:D:D
    I can't wait to give this a try!!!

    PS I love the border you created on the IRR :D:D:D

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    Thank you, Amma

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    thanks for the tutorial!

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    How in the world did anyone figure that technique out?

    Amazing!

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    Wow what an awesome border, Thank you for sharing with us.

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    omak...I love these geese!!!! But I have a can't see good on the pic....is there a 1/4" seam allowance on the sides of the border???? Sometimes it looks like the "goose" runs all the way out to the side and I can't tell on the pic..

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    Wonderful border and tute but I am more interested in the curved geese on the dark blue border. Could you share this technique with us??? Thanks.
    Piecefully, Kutnso

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    How in the world did anyone figure that technique out?

    Amazing!
    Isn't it just terrific??? I don't have a brain like that, but I am real thankful for those who do - - and who SHARE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    omak...I love these geese!!!! But I have a can't see good on the pic....is there a 1/4" seam allowance on the sides of the border???? Sometimes it looks like the "goose" runs all the way out to the side and I can't tell on the pic..
    Best laid plans of mice and men. There is SUPPOSED to be a quarter inch seam allowance on the sides, but ... I am only human! LOL
    I HATE that excuse! Anyway, yes, there is supposed to be a quarter inch seam allowance, ... I don't know how it turned out so well on the lighthouse center, and I did have to trim things down to 6.5" to get it straight and square (the first time I have EVER appreciated DD's 6.5" ruler) ... maybe I should go ahead and put a border around the sample, JUST to see what it will look like. Will take a bit of time, but will put it on the to do list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kutnso
    Wonderful border and tute but I am more interested in the curved geese on the dark blue border. Could you share this technique with us??? Thanks.
    Piecefully, Kutnso
    there is always one who sees something besides what is going on - - sort of like detectives, eh? LOL
    Anyway, the border with the curved geese was created by Tulip43 ... and, was -- well, I am not sure how she did it, but it doesn't feel like it was foundation pieced.
    I do know she attached it with applique stitch (by hand!)
    The curved geese look like she made all of the geese the same, but she put the background triangles on some sort of track to know how to cause them to flow ...
    I hope that there is enough information so you can replicate her excellent achievement.

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    Thanks for the quick reply and your description is good but I don't think that I'd want to do all that applique.
    A while back Carol Doak had a free PP 1/4 circle with flying geese---that might work also. Worth a try. I love PP.
    Happy Sunday, Kutnso

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    Wow, what a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing your technique!

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    Thanks so much for the tutorial. I saved it as a bookmark to try later. Appreciate your time. Great instructions.

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    The pictures really make it nice, and I am so glad to have feedback.
    I may have to figure out how to get the instructions into a one page print out for ease of filing in your pattern books (aren't those plastic sheet protectors just the bees' knees??? LOL) but it won't be today

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    This border is absolutely cool - thank you for sharing with us!

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    Thanks for clarifying for me omak...I love the border!! I'll have to give it a try.!!

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    Your quilt is very nice. I love the migarating geese. thank you for the tutorial. I saw this pattern and thought that the only way to do it was paper piecing. I have always had a BIG problem with paper piecing. I wanted so much to do this that I learned how to paper piece from my wonderful patient friend.
    the result is on my blog. Look under blog archieve and click on That's what friends are for.
    www.gigisroom-ruth.blogspot.com

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    thank you, I have not done flying geese yet, just still trying to learn the basic of quilting. God bless. Penny

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    thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
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    Great quilt. This is truly professional quality work.

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    Thank you so much for the great tutorial. Couldn't be more clear! Your pictures are perfect.

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