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  • Flying Geese Fun
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    Sharon Keightley
    I love to design my own quilt patterns and share them. I am a confessed lover of vintage and reproduction fabrics, my favorite thing to do is applique.
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Flying Geese Fun

Flying Geese Fun

My New Year has been filled with visiting family and old friends, catching up on tales of past times and making new memories in the process. Today I am having Flying Geese Fun. Piles of Flying Geese look so productive and fun.

Flying Geese Fun | Pine Valley Quilts 

The tips I have learnt making these little bundles of gorgeousness are:

Cutting is important, make sure your pieces are cut correctly. Start off the way you mean to continue. Pin your background squares in place making sure the edges are together and not overlapping anywhere.

Flying Geese Fun | Pine Valley Quilts

Flying Geese Fun | Pine Valley Quilts

Stitch with a scant 1/4 inch seam, I place the right side of my presser foot ON the drawn line on the squares NOT next to it.

Flying Geese Fun | Pine Valley Quilts

Finger press, do NOT iron until you have finished. When you do finally use the iron be careful not to distort the fabric. Press always with the straight of fabric grain only.

Press ! NOT iron.

Flying Geese Fun | Pine Valley Quilts

Place your iron straight with the grain there is less movement with straight of grain, not as below with the bias, this will stretch your block out of whack.

Flying Geese Fun | Pine Valley Quilts

Trim with a ruler that has a 45 degree line to ensure that you end up with square Flying Geese Units. I use the ruler as in the picture below. You can see the 45 degree line runs along the diagonal line of the triangle (Goose) See the White circle marking the white centre line placed at exactly 1/4 inch from the top of the unit. Trim off the dog ears.

Flying Geese Fun | Pine Valley Quilts

Take a look at the tutorial for making Flying Geese Blocks.

These are tips that work for me, do you have any tips to add ? I would love to know your tips too........ Happy New Year Happy Stitching Sharon

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    Sharon Keightley
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Comments on this post (7)

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Play time at your house!! Can I come play too? :-)

    — Leeanne

  • Aug 03, 2016

    thank you for the tutorial, love the fabrics you have used!

    — elainesuller

  • Aug 03, 2016

    I am terrible with this method, but looks like I’m not careful to line my pieces up! Great tutorial here. Are you doing the geese for Quilty 365? I noticed your link.:)

    — audrey

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Looks fun – thanks for the piecing tips :)
    Happy New Year to you too

    — Hilda

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Just found your blog, love your work!

    — Jan

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Thank you so much Cirlene, so glad you enjoyed my tutorial.

    — Sharon Keightley

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Obrigada pelo tutorial. Amo muito! Beijos

    — Cirlene

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