Friday, January 14, 2011

Midnight Stars part 3- correction

Ready for part 3? I told you we'd take this nice and slow.

You will need to cut 18 squares of shirting not 9. Sorry about that!

Ok, now we need to make 36 flying geese. From indigo cut eighteen (18)  2 1/8" squares then cut on the diagonal to make 36 half square triangles.
From the shirting cut nine (18) 2 1/2" squares then cut on the diagonal twice to make 72 quarter square triangles.
(You'll see my "shirting" is actually tea dyed muslin. Since I'm making another in the size I am doing on the blog I wanted to try something a bit different.)

Line up the piece on the bottom and the side, sew and press.
Do the same for the other side and trim that dog ear.
Typically flying geese units are twice the length as the height. Our flying geese are not typical. Making sure you keep 1/4" seam allowance where the background meets in the center, trim so it measures
2 1/4" x 1 3/8".  Ta-Da! Done!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!


  1. I am in the mood for a mini quilt.
    Need to finish a few things and that will be my next project.


  2. Hi Lori!
    thanks for part three - I'm glad you mentioned it's not a typical size. Would have tempted to try the 4 at once FG.
    I hope I can be gentle to the bias....I'm an aggressive presser, lol.

  3. Looks like a perfect goose to me!!

  4. Thanks Lori for the tut on Part 3. I've completed Parts 1 & 2. I'm using Moda muslin for the shirting as I thought I'd try to emulate the original quilt.

  5. Thanks for posting part 3. I finished up 1 and 2 yesterday, and I had a great time! My Cheddar Cheese and Crackers is a favorite from last year. I never did the Strawberry quilt, but I've printed out the directions and might do that one too. Your directions are great.

  6. Thanks Lori for taking it slow - quite easy to keep up!

  7. I have the pieces cut out, and working on the piecing...this is so much fun, Lori! Thank you for taking your time and doing this...thank you!

  8. Another step already - I'm going to get behind on this. I'm sure having fun though :0)

  9. Thanks for step 3! I've never pieced flying geese like this. Hope I can do it!

  10. oh need to get going on this always love seeing your fabric choices.
    have a great weekend!

  11. Good news- these are 'typical' flying geese! The finished size will be twice as wide as high (7/8 x 1 3/4.)
    Great little quilt, Lori. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  12. Okay - done! Except for one piece where the small triangle isn't quite big enough so I'll remake that one. I have no idea why that happened but I have lots of the fabrics so no harm.

  13. Ok. Just finished, Can't wait for the next bit.
    Great doing it this way in small chunks.

  14. Finished this step this morning but will wait for more light to photograph. I am so glad you are doing the math! Can't wait for the next step.

  15. I appreciate the slow pace you're setting for us with this sweet little quilt. The last couple weeks have turned into one of those "life gets in the way" times.

    I LOVE that if I make a mistake in my sewing or cutting or pressing, I haven't wasted a big chunk of fabric--just a little bit. Bless small projects!

  16. Flying geese are all finished. Looking forward to the next step. Yeah. Love the mini sew along.

  17. My flying geese are ready. :)
    Thank you for the instructions and thank you for taking them slow and steady.

  18. Hi Lori! Thx for your encouraging words on my blog! I love this little quilt and hope mine turns out okay. I won t be handquilting it til next summer, but I ll send you a picture of the top when it's done, chopped off points and all. :-)


    lizzy at gone to the beach

  19. I am having so much fun with this doll quilt. I am so amazed how perfect my little pieces are working out. I am known for sewing not so perfect. Looking forward to #4.


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