Today we are going to be sewing the flying geese and the scrap patch border to the quilt top.
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They flying geese is sewn together in kind of a different technique. What’s nice is you’ll get a few out of them at a time, not nice– you’ll see a few shapes that you aren’t familiar with and can throw you off. Just keep following the instructions and everything should turn out just fine.
We will start with the flying geese border.
There will be 17 flying geese units sewn together with a four patch in the corners.
17 – 5 1/2” X 5 1/2”
17 – 7” X 7”
Flying Geese Border Instructions:
1) Lay the small square directly in the center of the large square
2) Draw a line from corner to corner
3) Sew on either side of the drawn line 1/4”
4) Cut on the drawn line – you will end up with two pieces like this:
5) Lay the two pieces – right side together *line up the outside of the squares together – don’t worry about the fabric colors not lining up!
6) Draw a line from corner to corner
7) Sew on either side of the drawn line 1/4” seam
8) Cut on the drawn line
Open and iron- it will look a little weird and the triangles will be off center
9) Cut the pieces in half
10) Trim each flying geese to 4 1/2” X 2 1/2”
* Repeat with the remaining squares
1) Sew 4 four patches together using the 2 1/2” squares
2) Sew 17 flying geese together
3) Repeat for 4 sets
4) Sew the four patches to either end of two sets
5) Sew the flying geese sets to the outside of the center block
2 1/2” X whatever you’d like – many pieces. Lots of scraps, but they need to be 2 1/2” on one side. I used a mix of lights and mediums – not dark.
Scrappy Patch Border Instructions:
1) Sew the 2 1/2” strips together to make a long strip
2 strips should measure 2 1/2” X 44
2 strips should measure 2 1/2” X 49
2) Sew the shorter strip to the top and bottom of the center
3) Sew the longer strips to the sides of the center
2 – 2 3/4” X 40
2 – 2 3/4” X 55
Stop Border Instructions:
1) Sew the shorter strip to the top and bottom of the center
2) Sew the longer strips to the sides of the center
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Skill level: Beginner – Confident Beginner. I really am kind of a lazy stitcher. I’m not a huge fan of difficult or brain thinking quilt blocks, so for the most part they are simple and a great place to start. Because of the community atmosphere, you are able to get help if you are stuck, ask questions and share a hint.
Technique: There are a few paper piecing blocks, but mostly their is patchwork. The blocks aren’t too difficult- that is why the beginner skill level.
Pattern Format: blog post format. You have the option of using the print option at the bottom of the post if you would like a paper version of it.
July 3 – Flying geese and Scrappy Border
August 7 – 1st border block
September 4 – 2nd border block
October 2 – Final Layout
November 6 – Quilting & Binding Chat
If you are sewing along- make sure you post your progress in the quilting fb group. Can’t wait to see it!