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September 26, 2022
Weekly update: cemetery walk, a little progress, and flying geese from With Strings Attached

Saturday afternoon was sunny, breezy, and a bit cool -- a fine day for the Zion Historical Society's Lake Mound Cemetery Walk.   I was  among the ten people who portrayed historical personages who are buried in Lake Mound.  (Well, technically, nine. The tenth was a soldier who died in Italy in 1944.  The cemetery has his cenotaph, which is what is placed when there is no body.) I played Josephine Landon Kellogg whose grandfather was the first non-native settler in Benton Township.  Josephine lived at Hollyhock Hill, the successor to the family farm, all her very long life -- born in ...

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August 19, 2022
Can’t see the zigs through the zags from I Patch and Quilt

How many quilt blocks can you come up with that create a zig zag? At least 3, right?

Let’s look a t a few!

Block 1 – HST

The hardworking Half Square Triangle block. Great for working with a ombre or stripy fabric, or going scrappy !

Block 2 – Flying Geese

The elegant Flying Geese block. There are great ways to create more than one block at a time. Plus you have the option to go scrappy and play with the values of color.

Block 3 – Rail fence, on point

And this fun square block on point, composed of two rectangles ...

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August 16, 2022
Learn to sew perfect triangles with our Triangle Masterclass! NEW KITS … from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Last fall we launched our Triangle Masterclass, a nine part video series that covers everything you need to know to improve your triangle piecing.

We have dedicated videos for sewing half square triangles, quarter square triangles or hourglass units, double pinwheels, four-at-a-time no waste flying geese.

Plus there are videos on how I sew the quilt block together so I don’t cut off any points, and my two-pinning method to get perfect points every time. Wrap it up by watching how I used rulerwork on my longarm to quilt triangles into the design as well.

The course is free ...

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July 31, 2022
Converging Geese Zoom Class from If These Threads Could Talk

Join me for a Converging Geese Zoom class September 15th at 11:00 AM. Sign up and download the supply list here (pattern is included with the class fee):

Register for Converging Geese Zoom Class

Converging Geese Block

I created this pattern November 2018 for an Island Batik Log Cabin Challenge. It has been a popular pattern in my Etsy Shop ever since. This is a variation on the Log Cabin block and is a fun way to use your Square/Squared, Tucker Trimmer I & Wing Clipper I tools.

I named my original design “Converging Geese” because each block has ...

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June 7, 2022
Ultimate Flying Geese Tool from A Quilting Life

Ultimate Flying Geese Tool featured by Top US Quilt Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, friends. Today I’m sharing a new-to-me sewing notion that I’ve decided I can’t live without. The Creative Grids Ultimate Flying Geese Tool is my new favorite for making quick, accurate, and fabric-saving flying geese. I love that this tool has options for eight different sizes using just one tool. I’ve also loved the speed […]

The post Ultimate Flying Geese Tool appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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April 28, 2022
Rhododendron Trail Finish from TheEclecticAbuela

 Bonnie Hunter's annual mystery this year was called Rhododendron Trail.

I stayed (mostly) with Bonnie's colors--only substituting green for aqua. This is a different quilt than my usual ones; it is much lighter in color overall, but it is nice to make something out-of-the-ordinary sometimes.

Rhody Trail (92" x 100")

Rhody Trail (border and binding detail)

Rhody Trail (backing and binding detail)

A fun project--I love Mystery Quilts!

Happy Quilting.

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April 18, 2022
Sterren, Flying Geese, Cirkeltjes en Beertjes. Oh, ja en 1 konijntje! from M. Brito de Campos

 Na de cirkeltjes en de sterren waren de flying geese aan de beurt. Dus weer terug naar de doos met achtergrondjes en leuke stofjes om nieuwe combinaties te maken. Geprobeerd om niet dezelfde combinaties te maken als bij de cirkeltjes en dat is, geloof ik, wel gelukt. Er moesten ook nog 4 strookjes rondom om de juiste blok maat te verkrijgen.

Daarna waren de diertjes aan de beurt. Ik vond het konijntje heel erg leuk, dus die is als eerste gemaakt.
Er was ook een leeuwtje, maar die vond ik niet leuk.
Dus daarna nog 4 beertjes gemaakt.
Outfitjes bijelkaar ...

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March 28, 2022
New Decostitch and Floral Elements Colors from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello makers and fabric lovers!

With a new season upon us, what better way to honor the bright colors of spring with new shades of a couple of our most popular blenders: Floral and Decostitch Elements! These six new colors of each are perfect to add to your stash of AGF blenders since they make up a few missing shades between some, and they work well with others. 

If you’re unsure what blenders are and how to use them, check out this previous blog post that gives you great ideas on how to use these non-directional fabrics. 


Introducing our ...

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March 20, 2022
Arrow Stone QAL Week 4 from The Crafty Quilter

I’m back with Week 4 of the Arrow Stone QAL, and we’re changing up the schedule a bit. Originally I had quarter-square triangles in the lesson plan, but we’re going to make flying geese this week! Since that’s the next step in the pattern, logically that’s what I’ve been working on (because I don’t even look at my own schedule)! I’ve heard from a few of you that flying geese have been your “mountain to climb”. We’re going to take it one step at a time and you’ll be conquering ...

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March 18, 2022
Project Quilting Season 13.6 Flying Geese from Mulberry Patch Quilts

So this is the last Project Quilting challenge (season 13)for 2022. As you know the challenge quilted project can be anything (from a quilted coaster to a full sized quilt) but has to be done (start to finish) during the challenge week. It’s amazing what quilters can accomplish.

I don’t have a lot of time this week, but I really wanted to make something simple so I don’t miss out on participating this week.

I used my Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8) computer program to quickly design a doll quilt/table topper with a strip of flying ...

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Frolic Mystery Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

Part 4: Quilting

It has been ages since I finished my version of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt Frolic. This was the Quiltville Winter Mystery for the 2019/2020 season. I played with colors so I could use some fabrics I had on hand. I went with constant fabrics throughout and most of them read as solids. There are solids, but not as many as it seems upon first glance. 
I added my embroidered label directly onto the backing fabric prior to quilting. I really like this as it makes sure that label stays with the quilt.  
I chose the ...

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February 23, 2022
Flying geese quilt block tutorial from Pieced Brain

Flying geese quilt block tutorial

Here’s an easy flying geese quilt block tutorial that will save you time and fabric! Learn when to choose this one over the traditional method.

Last night I was testing this block for a quilt pattern I needed to write. It finishes at 12″ but the main reason to test it was because the size of the flying-geese units was not conventional, i.e., 2″ x 4″, 3″ x 6″, etc. Thus, I could not use the traditional method to construct them, as they measured 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ finished.

I do use EQ8, the software by the ...

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February 4, 2022
Big T Origami Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Big T Origami Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

The smallest origami crane ever made was just .1 mm square (that’s 1/25 of an inch!) The all-time largest measured a whopping 256 feet. And this week we’re working on the world’s coziest origami! 

The Big T Origami quilt is based on an antique favorite. It’s sometimes called Folded Corners, and it comes together quickly with flying geese and half square triangles. 

Big T Origami Quilt by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

In this tutorial, Jenny shares the secret to perfectly sharp flying geese points, and she uses her trusty squaring tool and bias seam tape to keep everything as neat and tidy as true ...

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January 13, 2022
Enjoying the Path of Life With Flight Path Fabrics by Jessica Swift from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog


Over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to experience how fabrics, colors, and designs positively affected me. I always thought that my style will never change as I always gravitated towards earthy and neutral colors, but there is something about color that always caught my eye. Although neutral colors will always be nurturing, I later discovered that it’s the bright and cheerful colors that complete the mix between cozy and happiness. Sometimes we just need a boost of joy, and today is the day you can experience that with Jessica Swift’s latest collection, Flight Path

Checking all ...

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December 6, 2021
It's Mystery Time Again from TheEclecticAbuela

Every year, I look forward to Bonnie Hunter's Mystery quilt which begins the day after Thanksgiving here in the US. It is fun to quilt along with so many others from around the world.

I've completed Clues 1 and 2 of this year's mystery--Rhododendron Trail.

Rhododendron Trail (Clues 1 and 2)


I'm looking forward to seeing how this mystery comes together. 

If you would like to participate, it is easy! Simply visit Bonnie's blog and click on the Rhododendron Trail tab at the top. All the instructions will be posted there each Friday. There is ...

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November 19, 2021
Triple Play! Pieced Sashing from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Pieced Sashing Triple Play with Natalie, Jenny, and Misty.

It started like any other Triple Play tutorial.

Jenny, Misty, and Natalie were each asked to design a quilt with pieced sashing. Simple, right?

Natalie’s Pieced Sashing

Pieced Sashing Triple Play with Natalie, Jenny, and Misty.

Natalie created a cute arrow sashing with strip sets and hourglass blocks.

Misty’s Pieced Sashing

Pieced Sashing Triple Play with Natalie, Jenny, and Misty.

Misty used a traditional Seminole technique to sash her quilt with diamonds. And then, there was Jenny. (Oh, Jenny!)

Jenny’s Pieced Sashing

Pieced Sashing Triple Play with Natalie, Jenny, and Misty.

First, Jenny stitched stacks and stacks (and STACKS!) of half-square triangles. Then the sashing began. 

She made pinwheel, chevron, and herringbone sashing. She made flying geese, square-in-a-square, and sawtooth. And then…she kept ...

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October 29, 2021
Octobers Studio 180 Design Block Reveal from Quilting Affection

This month the talented Studio 180 Design Certified Instructors Block Exploration Challenge focused on different Flying Geese. It was fun to design blocks that just use those units. 

I usually use either EQ8 (Electric Quilt 8) or Adobe Illustrator when I design my patterns.  For most of my blocks, I love to use EQ8.  You will see my mockup for this block that I develop in EQ8.  This block was so much fun; due to how coloring was done, you get a 3D look in the block center.  

Sometimes after I color my designs in EQ, I dig into my ...

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October 22, 2021
Art Group Project :: A Finish - finally! from Alamosa Quilter

 Well, I just did a search to figure out how long ago I finished the top of this project. 

Answer: Dec 7, 2016! 

It has been basted and ready for quilting since March of 2017.

art group project finished

I needed something to quilt recently to get someone's mid-arm machine working. This is all that I had that was already basted and ready to go. Sadly that is the only reason this one got finished, but I'm glad it is finally done!

You can read previous posts about this project by clicking the following link: Art Group Project That post says that ...

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Non Waste Method Flying Geese - Wing Clipper Tool from Quilting Affection

Last week, I showed you how to make the Quickets in my Block Party Block #18, "Pointed Square."  This week, I want to continue with the Wing Clipper tool showing you how to make Flying Geese. 

The Wing Clipper tool is one of the Studio 180 Design fundamental tools that I talked about in my blog post, "What Studio 180 Design Tools Should I start with?."  This tool was created to make traditional Flying Geese units.  

The construction method of these units uses the Non-Waste Method, which uses one large and four small squares to make four flying geese at ...

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September 13, 2021
Rulerwork & Stitch-in-the-Ditch with pressed open seams – Triangle Master Class from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

The Quilt Police are going to have a problem with this video … I show you how I stitch-in-the-ditch with my seams pressed open. GASP!

I think once upon a time when quilting fabric, thread, sewing machines and batting weren’t as good as they were today, this may have cause some issues. So we had this piece of knowledge passed down that you can’t press your seams open and if you do, sitching-in-the-ditch is out for quilting options.

But as long as you are using quilt shop quality cotton, high quality thread, batting, and a modern sewing machine, not ...

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