|Not too bad for a first attempt and not having paper that was even remotely see through LOL|
Do you want to know what I think? Too bad, I'm going to tell you anyway HA! I kinda liked it! I kinda liked it so much that as soon as I finish writing this post I am going to run to Joanne's and get me some perfect piecing paper :) And I can't believe I am actually typing this for the world to see (ok, maybe not the world but everyone that reads my blog lol), but I might just try a New York Beauty block!! GASP I have admired NYB quilts from afar for months and had pretty much decided there was NO WAY this chicky was even going to attempt it. . . but now. . . maybe . . .
OK, now on to flying geese. . . Seriously, I know people say they have no issues with making flying geese. I'm having issues over here!! I have tried three different methods. I don't find that any one of them give me more accurate geese. Maybe I am being too much of a perfectionist (nah, me??). I did try the BlocLoc ruler for flying geese. I found that it does work even though I press my seams open. What I don't like is I bought the 4"x8" ruler. Now I'm not so sure that I want that size for my quilt! Seriously? I need to plan better! That's another thing about these rulers - they are only good for one size, meaning if you want to make different sized flying geese and use these rulers you have to buy as many rulers as varying sizes you have. . . and the rulers are not cheap. I used my regular Creative Grids ruler (6.5x12.5) and it works just as well - actually better because I'm not limited to size.
Here is another block made of the same material as the first. I used the no waste method. I have to say of all of the methods I think I like this one best. I just don't want to have to deal with those extra triangles when using other methods. So here is the result:
I so love the look of flying geese in quilts. I am going to get this right if it kills me (that's a little dramatic, maybe even if it turns my hair gray or I pull it all out)! I have a dream and it must be realized! OK, not a dream but a quilt design that I have completely planned, I have the fabric, I am ready to go. . . I just have to figure out this geese thing! 38. That's how many I need to make. 38. I can do that right?? Yes I CAN!
Linking up with Patchwork Times, Stitch by Stitch, Freemotion by the River and Quilt Story.
Until next time, keep on quilting!