Easy, Quick, one seam flying geese

calliopeJuly 11, 2012

Don't know if anyone has shared this one yet, but I ran across it by accident after having done some flying geese for a quilt I'm working on now and thought you might be interested. It produces a 3-D goose and looks like a top you could do in a day. I'm going to give it a try.

Here is a link that might be useful: One seam flying geese

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I've made a few of these and they are fun to make. When quilting, you have to watch out for those flaps...that the foot goes 'over' and not under. (grin)


    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 3:50PM
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Well that looks fun... please let us know how it works for you and let's see the results!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 9:11PM
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LOL Sharon, just like the 3-D pinwheels. I think if I do make these, I'd be tempted to top stitch them down by machine, and incorporate that as part of the quilting pattern.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 7:14AM
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Very cool! I will bookmark that one :-)


    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 8:19AM
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It is a very clever method but I think I would rather go with more seams and get the bonus half square triangles. This seems like wasted fabric to me and gives you a flap you have to watch for when quilting. If you are looking for a more 'dimensional' quilt though it would definitely give you the 3D effect and it makes for very pretty, precise geese!


    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 8:50AM
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If you're doing an entire quilt with this technique, another thing to consider is the weight.....3 layers of fabric. I used my block in a sampler....


    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 9:04AM
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Good points, all. I make quilts in all weights, because I use them in all seasons. Our family actually prefers heavy quilts in winter because we keep our heat down in the bedrooms for better sleeping. The wasted fabric is a very good point. However, since the doubled over fabric is only 5.5 by 3 inches and is the 'interest' fabric and not the background, and it is cut from strips, this is a very wonderful stash buster for scrap quilts, especially for those people who tend to work up their larger scraps into strip lengths, like I do (since I also use them for braided rugs and things like fabric over cord baskets).

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 10:24AM
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I made one or two just to see how it worked but never incorporated them into a quilt. Maybe some day.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 11:50AM
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I like the 3D geese!!!!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 8:16PM
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