Tuesday, September 26, 2017

BU Quilt Along Week 3

Welcome back to the Beginners Unite Quilt Along!

This week we are going to be working on Flying Geese. If you missed this post, just a heads up, we are breaking the Flying Geese up into two, two week segments. The post mentioned above also talks about marking tools for marking your diagonals.

Use an old piece of cutting mat to mark your squares on, the mat you use for cutting stays cleaner and last longer.

This week we are going to mark the diagonals on the grey 2 7/8" squares. There are 120 of them, so you can break them up if you want, or do them all at once. If you break them up, you'll want to keep them in groups of four.

These are my "grey" and "black" squares.

Using the No Waste Flying Geese method explained in THIS POST, we are going to make 120 Flying Geese. It's pretty quick, but you need to stitch accurately on the line, try not to waver. Slow your machine down if you need to, it's more important to have the accuracy than the speed, that will come later.

Here is the back with the dog ears trimmed, you can see there is 1/4" between the edge and the point of the goose.

Once you have your Flying Geese made you can trim that little dog ear off and any edges that are a little bigger than the 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" unit we're going for. 

You are now half way done with the Flying Geese portion of this quilt. If you want to work ahead, you can start on the next set of Flying Geese that are made in step 3 of assembly.

Thank you so much for quilting along with me! Please share your progress with me in my Facebook group Quilt and Learn with Patterns by Jen, or use #buquiltalong on any social media platform so I can see. 

Happy Stitching!

Beginners Unite Quilt Along

September 12 - Cutting (including fussy cutting the center)
September 19 - Center block 

September 21 - Look at marking tools
September 26 - Flying Geese week 1 ~ You are here
October 3 - Flying Geese week 2
October 10 - Half Square Triangles
October 17 - Corner Units
October 24 - Block Assembly
October 31 - Top Assembly
November 7 - Add borders
November 14 - Quilting and Binding

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