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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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

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)

SharonG/FL-IN

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 3:50PM
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littlehelen_gw

Well that looks fun... please let us know how it works for you and let's see the results!
V.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 9:11PM
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calliope

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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lafonda_ranch

Very cool! I will bookmark that one :-)

Robbi

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 8:19AM
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K8Orlando

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!

Kate

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 8:50AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

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....

SharonG/FL-IN

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 9:04AM
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calliope

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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fran1523

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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rosajoe_gw

I like the 3D geese!!!!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 8:16PM
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