Thursday, August 2, 2018

Another Splendid Thursday

This week we have a pieced block called My Flock by Brenda Ratliff. I enjoyed piecing this block and I think it really adds to the mix we have so far.
I did not make my flying geese units with the flip and stitch method. I think that method allows too much room for error. You need those geese to be just right so you don't lop off their heads. I made mine using the no waste method which makes all four at once. I find this to be a very accurate method. I have some photos here to demo. Forgive the bad lighting, it was dark.
First, you cut a 4 1/4" square of the fabric you have chosen for the geese. Next, cut 4- 2 3/8" squares of the fabric you have chosen for the sky.
Right sides together, layer 2 sky squares onto the large geese square and draw a line down the centers. Pin in place and sew a scant 1/4" seam on both sides of the drawn line.
Cut apart on the drawn line and press. Right sides together layer the two remaining sky squares onto the units created in the previous step. Draw a line down the center and pin in place. Sew a scant 1/4" seam on both sides of the drawn line.
Cut apart on the drawn line and press open to yield 4 flying geese units. 
The geese units should measure 2" x 3 1/2". You are now ready to sew your block together. Pretty fast and easy. You can get your block at www.thesplendidsampler.com. 
I am packing up to go to Iowa for a quilt study group so I may have photos to share next week.

Happy Quilting, Dawn

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the exact measurements for this block method, I often find my flip and sew blocks just "not right" so I am looking forward to making this one with your help. Have a wonderful time in Iowa and safe travels, Happy Sewing!

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    1. Happy to share! Flip and sew always comes out wonky for me. Thanks!

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  2. Thank you for sharing the instructions and block sizes for making the flying geese at the same time. I can't do the math to make them come out to the correct size.
    I am making the blocks each week too. I like your color choices and style.

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