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Block 6 of the Puzzle Quilt has arrived. This month’s block, called In A Spin, introduces another unit – Flying Geese. But first a few words of apology and explanation. Last month I said there might be a random extra post and it was intended to look at quilts to make with last month’s block.…

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There are many methods for making flying geese, but the most common mistake is in the working out the sizes of the blocks to use. At first glance you would use corner blocks half the size of the main block, but as you can see this ends up with the point at the top, and…

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I was idly browsing through Pinterest the other day when I came across an article called “No waste Flying Geese” by Pattie R. Anderson. I was just about to start a quilt that used flying geese blocks so I thought I would give it a try. Traditionally flying geese blocks are constructed from 3 45…

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Our 6 piece block is made up of two flying geese units. You need more than one to appreciate their full beauty. It helps when you make the block, to visualise how they are made. You have the geese and the sky. Just think to late summer and you see the geese migrating, they form…

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Once you move on from simple squares to more interesting patchwork designs, you may run into a few problems when stitching smaller units together into a block. For example, have you ever joined a square to a Flying Geese unit, and wondered why the square is sticking out at the bottom…….? It’s tempting at this…

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Create a wonderful array of patchwork and quilting designs with these easy to use templates from Sew Easy. Made from 100% acrylic using laser cut technology, all three templates include a ¼” seam allowance and are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced quilters. 90° Triangle Templates Used for marking and cutting out strips,…

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Our Technique of the Month students have been making Flying Geese this month. We looked at three different methods for making them and some of the blocks we could make – there are just so many to choose from, many based on the Sawtooth Star, but this year we made Dutchman’s Puzzle and Rambler. Each…

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There is a ‘formula’ for virtually every shape we need to cut for patchwork. Hopefully the following will help you to work out how to rotary cut Flying Geese. Finished size – this is the size of the unit/piece once it is stitched into the block/quilt. Rounding up to the nearest ⅛ inch. If you…

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You’ve seen a lovely quilt you would like to make; you have managed to break the design down and seen it is made from a number of Flying Geese units. But what size? Flying Geese units are traditionally made one at a time by stitching two small half-square triangles to the shorter sides of one…