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Another New Quilt? April 7, 2013

Posted by Pam in KC in Uncategorized.
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Did you see Bonnie  Hunter’s find in Nashville?  I LOVE that flying geese quilt.  But then I love flying geese 🙂

Based on Bonnie’s photos, I’ve drawn this classic quilt in EQ. That’s 480 flying geese, each finishing at 1 1/2″ x 3″ for the sashing around 9″ navy/midnight squares.  The quilt will finish roughly at 70″ x 88″

I’ve got too many shirts for my space, so I’ve got to use them up.  So this afternoon I made a few geese to see how they’ll look in the plaids.  I think they’ll do.

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I’ve made four of each since I plan on using the Quilt-in-a-Day flying geese ruler.  When I need to make tons of geese this ruler allows me to make then quickly and precisely.  Of course every quilt and quilter is different, so it is always important to know more than one way to do things.

According to my calculations, I’ll need 120 plaid 4 1/2″ squares. They’ll be scrappy of course, so no yardage to calculate.  I’ll need to get 3 1/2 yards of the blue — I think I’ll bind it in the blue – and 1/2 yard of the orange.  Oh, the sky fabric?  About 3 1/3 yards.  I should be able to find it in my  big bag of muslin.

I’ll work on the geese and then seek out the navy and orange fabric.

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1. Mary C in WA - April 7, 2013

Looks good. I started 4 on my trip to the Block Party in Portland so I can’t talk. I played in my 2.5″ strips last night to see if I have enough variety to make a Sister’s choice from them. A lot of RWB so I am wondering what color to use for the points. We’ll see if that makes it on DWM tomorrow.

2. Andee in AZ - April 8, 2013

Great idea! Can’t wait to see your take shape. It is a beautiful quilt!

3. dezertsuz - April 15, 2013

Love your design, and the scrappy plaids will be perfect. I’ve tried every way known to make flying geese, and I always use the EB way! I have all her rulers, but I’ve trimmed them with just the 7″ square with a diagonal down the middle, too, before she came out with the mini rulers. I recently bought the huge 5 x 10 and promptly used it on a border of a quilt. It’s the easiest AND most accurate way of all the ways there are.


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