Friday, October 10, 2008

I made flying geese!!!

I had seen Lily's tutorial on how to sew flying geese, she said it was fun and easy....but....these are triangles!! That to me is not fun.
But I love flying geese, and I have always wanted to be able to sew them. So I gave it another try with this new-to-me tutorial.
I cut a lot of squares. Started sewing...
And hey!! These are not bad at all! I think these are going to be just perfect :-) I am so happy, and I have to say, Lily is right when she says, these are a bit addictive. LOL! Who would have thought? Not me, that's for sure!
Thank you so much Lily!
Oh....since my machine doesn't have a 1/4inch foot (well....I haven't bought one), I decided how large I wanted the geese to be when finished. 20cm x 10cm.
Then I cut the white squares 20cm + 5 x seam-allowance = 22,5cm square.
The small squares 10cm + 3,5 x seam-allowance = 11,75 cm square.

I also did a little work on Charles' Christmas-present. I made 5 extra blocks so now the quilt is long enough...
Now I just need to make another 8 blocks to add to the width....
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20 comments:

Millissa Sanders said...

Hello. I love you blog and wanted to know if maybe we could do a link exchange thingy? My blog is http://childpredatornews.blogspot.com/ it's not about the same things but it is about things that your readers may find helpful. Please let me know mum. thank you.

John said...

your flying geese look great! is this the start of your tokyo triangles project?? : ) oh, and i like the new layout of your blog ... i recently changed mine to the same layout!

ladydi said...

Charles' quilt looks good! Have you been able to keep it a secret? Those flying geese are outstanding - what happens next???

Messy Karen said...

i just luv the polka dots. excellent progress on your scrappy quilt. i can already see him smiling when you give it to him. & i very much enjoyed the bike ride. do it again.

Suzanne said...

Charles quilt looks so good. The flying geese look good and its fun when something becomes addictive.

Jackie said...

Wow the flying geese look great and I love Charles quilt! So will he!

trashalou said...

Those dots are gorgeous.

thriftymrs said...

You have been a busy bee! I love polka dot and the colours you have chosen are so pretty.

mathea said...

That's my favourite method of doing flying geese too - but I have in fact bought a special ruler, which I have never used - must give that a try one day...
Those last eight blocks for C's quilt will no doubt come together in no time at all, judging by how fast you've made the rest of them! Love the quilt, and can't wait to see what will become of those geese!

Eileen said...

I love flying geese too. These polka dot ones are going to be adorable together. Can't wait o see them flying. :-)

Lily Boot said...

Hee!Hee!Hee!Hee! FABULOUS flying geese Tine! And polka dots too! They're beautiful! You'll just have to drop by now and we'll spend a morning with our flying geese - there's some warm rhubarb and ginger muffins and Julian will make coffee! :-) Glad you like them!

Fiesta said...

I love Charlie's quilt and your flying geese. Nice job!

Katy said...

are they really that simple? Are you sure? I've been afraid of triangles for way too long - maybe now's the time for me to start conquering my fear!
Charles' quilt is looking amazing - you've done a great job!

upstateLisa said...

those geese look great!!!! and so does Charles' quilt!!!

Dana said...

the flying geese look great! As does the I spy quilt. Your so industrious!

Marie said...

Charles quilt is coming along nicely! The flying geese looks great! I don't know how you manage to sew and do school work! Amazing!

ladydi said...

I just visited Lily's tutorial - what a great way she has of sharing info - I like it. Thanks for the link.

amandajean said...

I love your polka dot fabrics!!! your flying geese look much better than mine do. by the end of my project (and lots and lots of practice) i bet I'll get better at them. :)

Marie' said...

Wow, your flying geese look perfect! Thank you so much for the link. I have always wanted to try this one, but never had the courage to try. Now you have taught me how.

susan said...

yummy fabrics
your flying geese look great. i may have to try her tute, i have made them using the collaberation book of gwen and freddies, but i always like to find a more fun/easier way!!
charles's quilt is looking fab