Saturday, September 14, 2013

Flying Geese Machine Paper Foundation Piecing

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Piecing the flying geese unit with traditional patchwork methods
usually involves joining two smaller triangles to the corners of a larger "geese" triangle.
Another method involves tracing diagonal lines on two smaller squares
and then joining them to the corners of a larger rectangle.

Machine paper foundation is a fun and accurate, often quicker way
to create the sections you may need for a quilt panel border.
The border sections shown at the top of this blog will soon be available from
SnapDragon Snippets through the Silhouette America online store.
You can also plan a quilt of vertical rows of flying geese as a quilt center panel.

Following are I a few images from quilts I've made
which use the flying geese shapes as borders.
After the photos, find a brief tutorial.

Americana sampler with "colored" background and navy geese.

Miniature red and green sampler with mini flying geese border

Flying geese borders on four sides of a pillow cover.

Valentine's colors sampler with a "crooked" version of flying geese as border



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    1. Oooops. Sometimes life gets so busy, and my mind slips a sprocket. Will try to get this loaded soon, but no promises on time line.