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OK, on to my Gaggle of Geese. . . quick recap, here is my design:
I ran out of fabric before I even started (this is a common theme on this blog.... sometimes flying by the seat of my pants when quilting bites me in the seat of my pants). This actually gave me the time try every method of making geese known to man and settle on paper piecing as the method I found most accurate and for this quilt, I want everything spot on. In my last post, I showed how I made my template and went about cutting the fabric. And of course I shared my biggest fears. . . if you haven't read that post hop over, I spilled my guts about my deepest quilty fears. . . it's ok, I'll wait for you :)
Welcome back (now you know I really am crazy haha) and now on to sewing these little babies together! I don't think I did anything out of the ordinary for paper piecing. . . but I wouldn't know cuz this is the first project I have ever made using PP. So here's what I did in pictures :)
I lined up the triangle as close to centered as I could get it (this is where a totally opaque paper would be extremely helpful but I didn't have that). And I put a schmoodge of glue on the three corners of the triangle to keep it from moving around. These are pretty large pieces, they don't really like to stay put. . . and here's my proof:
|Yeah, that happened twice . . . I knew third time would not be a charm so I started gluing the fabric to the foundation. And those floppy wings got a schmoodge of glue in the corner to make them stay put. . .|
|Here is a side view of this little wonder. I found it in my junk drawer. . . do you have a junk drawer? Obviously I need to clean mine out more often LOL|
After it was all sewn together and ironed, I took it to my cutting table, measured a quarter inch from the sew line and squared these beauties up. Easy peasy and I was also very surprised - not a lot of waste. WAAY less waste than the sew the rectangle on to the square and lop the corner off method.
I did sew the 'rows' together. I was again shocked at how those points lined right up! YAY! Yes, I did have to rip one or two of those seams but that was only because I wanted them to be as perfect as I could get them. I might have been a little over zealous ;) So what does it look like?
|TADA! :) The paper is still on, except for the paper between the row seams.|
|I did change the colors around a little. Do you see the difference between the top and the design picture?|
|Check out those points! ;) Look mom, I can sew on a line!! :) LOVE the accuracy PP provides!|
|This picture is a little more true to the colors. Cannot wait to get this baby put together so I can take it outside and take pictures :)|
Linking up with Show Off Saturday, Design Wall Monday and Anything Goes Mondays being hosted by Karen over at The Quilt Yarn. If you are here from one of the linky parties, welcome! If you haven't been, go check them out and be inspired!
Until next time, keep on quilting!