Hello Dear Friends! I have missed you and hope you are fine! After the brake with moving it’s not easy to start again. So many things to share and show, stories to tell … so I just thought to skip all that for a while and write about sewing and fabrics, which I know you all prefer to see.
My sewing room needs still lots of work to be nice and inspiring but at least there is now space to start NEW a project. I was thinking a lot what it should/could be and then remembered that for a long time I wanted to make ‘flying geese’ blocks. With some search on pinterest, I found lots of inspiring quilts and great tutorials. I tell you my experience in the in the order I worked.
You can find many tutorials from my Pinterest Board: ‘Quilt Blocks’.
Lots of inspiration and quilts made with ‘flying geese’ blocks on my Pinterest Board: ‘Quilt Inspiration’.
First I tried tutorial which works only with two squares. But for me this didn’t end up well. First I cut my block totally wrong – look the left piece. Second the other piece, even cut correct, has still mistakes. I know it’s my fault and not the tutorial. I should have been more careful.
Second I tried the, perhaps most common method to make flying geese blocks. With this you cut one big square and four small squares. It starts like this …
… and continues like this …
This method works well and easily. Only I don’t like to measure and I hate ‘difficult’ numbers like 7/8 or 1/4 … I really would prefer to cut ‘whole numbers’ like 5 or 3 … but here you need to know exactly what size to cut. Other wise it may end up like this …
On my Pinterest Board for quilt blocks, you find also great list to see what size to cut to get the block-size you like.
And I thought that in the end of the evening I shall have lots of fun flying geeses?! Couldn’t have guessed that I took so much time to learn it. It took two hours to get these doen and they are not perfect but fortunately (for some strange reason) I’m not perfectionist with my quilting. I’m quite much perfectionist when making bags or other things and with many other things in life but I think I feel that quilting is something ‘artistic and creative’ so I’m not so stright.
Getting those NEW Fabrics washed today, you understand that I can’t wait to make more flying geeses. I try to MIX colours and prints more bravely than I do usually (so often I stuck to with match similar colours. And I do try to make them perfect matching corners.
I have been very lucky to win a gift certificate $ 50 for the ‘Fat Quarter Shop’ from ‘Quilt Jane’s blog. Jane’s blog is beautiful and she makes fantastic quilts! Thank you so much Jane! You will here more about this when I get the Fabrics. It’s just that I didn’t order yet anything because I can’t make up my mind.
… and of course there is the bundle of ‘Kaffe Fassett Limited Edition’, hard not to choose these …
I would like to hear what you would choose! Something I have chosen, NEW ruler! Since the day (two years ago, wow) Julie made this ruler, I have decired it and now it’s time to get it! It’s called ‘Hex N More’ and you can read and see more about it on Julie’s blog ‘Jaybird Quilts’. Julie has there lots of Info, ideas and inspiration how to use this ruler and also she has made lots of pattern for this ruler, which you can use for hexagons, jewels and triangles.
UPDATE: I chose and ordered the ‘Fancy Free’ because IT’S ON SALE!
I’m very happy to join the fun of the LINKY PARTIES again! There are lots of buttons on my sidelist for my favourite parties so can join them easily, too! I want to thank you all the ladies who take the time to host those parties giving us the possibility to share our sewings!
Hmmm. now I think should I pick the Flower Patch, but it has so much green … any way here are some other shots around until I show you more about the NEW neighbourhood …
My tools and other stuff has found their way to the our new home as well as Nero’s balls … already spread around the little garden …
Seems to be that the ‘size’ is an issue today. WordPress has changed to NEW style to make a post and that made my photos great big but now when I continue, it’s again in the ‘old style’ and that likes to show them smaller?! Hmmm … again something to learn.
I leave you now with this relaxing scene … as you see Nelli has settled very well and found many nice places to have a nap or to hide.
Thank you so much for visiting me even I have been away for a while! I hope to see you soon and I wish you wonderful day!