Sunday, July 25, 2010

Flying Geese Quilt blocks.

I belong to the BAMQG.

That's the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild.
More information here if you want to know more.

Our meetings usually include a demo on a technique that would be interesting to the group.

This past meeting I demo'ed the quilting technique poetically called "Flying Geese."

Since I don't think that you were at our meeting and missed the demo, I thought I'd share it here:

Kate's Flying Geese Demo:

Block Finished Size 8 ½”
To complete block, you’ll need two each of the following:
•    1-5 ¼” center square
•    4- 2 7/8” side squares

For one set of four geese:
Pick two contrasting fabrics.
Cut one large square at 5 ¼” and 4 squares at 2 7/8”

Draw a center line point to point down the center
of all four small blocks.

 Place one large square face up.
Place two of the small blocks face down on the large block. 
Sew ¼” on each side of drawn line.

 Cut block apart on center line.

Press both halves out.

 Place second set of small squares on pressed pieces.
Sew ¼” on both sides on center drawn line.

Cut both sets apart on center line.

Press units and clip extra triangles away at the center and ends.

      Assemble units as desired.

Geese also make great quilt boarders. Perfect for using up fabric scraps. This technique is the Block of the Month for the guild for the August meeting. I am going to make a few more since I have a pretty good head start.

I'll keep you updated on the progress!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Make it at home...

I make a lot of my own stuff...


Sporadically shared with you.