Friday, March 30, 2018

Friday Tutorials

I've got all my blocks made for the Lincoln quilt! 36 each. I need to focus on the next part of the Liberty quilt. Trying to stay one step ahead of everyone hasn't been easy! By the way, I love what I'm seeing!! You ladies are really meeting the challenge in a great way!!

Speaking of the Liberty quilt. We have quite a few flying geese to make  so I thought I'd show you an easy way- with the sizes you need to end up with four (4)  4 1/2"x2 1/2" unfinished flying geese block.
I always get confused at to what part is the "goose". The center is the goose and you'll need a dark 
print cut 5 1/4". For the "wings?" you'll need four (4) 2 7/8" light squares. 

My fabric isn't a very good representation because they are almost both mediums. 

 Lay 2 squares on the diagonal of the large square. Draw and center line and sew a scant 1/4" seam on both sides, then cut on the line. Press the geese "wings" away from the dark.
 Place the remaining squares as shown. Draw a line on the center and sew on both sides, then trim.
Press and trim to 4 1/2"x 2 1/2"
Easy huh? I'm sure most of you have done this, but sometimes it is nice to have a reminder.

Here's my instagram feed for the week,

It's been a terrific week! It looks like a tiny glimmer of spring in the forecast! I see daffodils coming up in my yard!! Whoop! Whoop!


  1. When I learned this method for flying geese it was a game changer!

  2. I almost always shy away from making flying geese so I need to try your tutorial--thanks!

  3. How do you trim up your geese? I did a goose intensive project and bought a wing clipper ruler. It helped immensely. I am not a gadget person so I only buy things I will use a lot. My geese were too humble otherwise!

  4. Love this Lori. I have not done them like this yet. I just learned of this yesterday and now your posting too! Thanks, I'm loving our SLOL SAL!

  5. Great reminder...I do all most all of my geese this way except I cut the small squares to the next eighth. I may have the wrong rulers or the wrong eyeglasses but 7/8th's is just too difficult! You have to trim those little ears anyway so doing the rest isn't that hard.

  6. This is a great way to make Geese and also the side points of your Lincoln Stars [Evening Star]. Very Fast. But do not make your diagonal seams too ''scant'' or you won't get a 1/4" SA below the point when done. I actually cut my sky squares 3" not 2 7/8" It gives me a bit of extra fabric for my points and I always trim anyway. lizzy

  7. I love making flying geese that way. Very interesting fabrics in your sample.

  8. If I remember this technique, I use it. If not, I fall back on the old standard rectangle and two squares. :)
    I am excited about the progress on this quilt it is definitely one I wish I was making, too.

  9. I now enjoy making flying geese with this method. Do quick n easy. I do have a question on another subject. Are you the Himble Quilts who made the memory quilt with clothesline holding baby clothes!? If so is there an instructional pattern??? Please.


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