A few people wanted to know how I make my Plaid and Plain flying geese, so I am writing this tutorial for you! Please be kind...I am not an expert at tutorial writing, LOL! Above is a 3 1/2 inch strip from my plaid scraps, and a plain 2 inch strip. These are not chosen for their beauty (LOL!), but for contrast, so you can see better.
First, cut the 3 1/2 inch strip into two triangle pieces, with your easy angle ruler.
ZIP! There goes the second one!!
Then, from a neutral 3 1/2 inch strip (I used muslin for mine, 'cause that is what I have most of), cut two triangles using the same method.
Then, cut (2) two inch squares.
Then off to the sewing machine! Each 3x6 inch block takes five seams. First, sew the plaid and neutral triangles together, as above.
Then, layer the plain (blue in this case) square on the pieces and sew in a connector corner fashion.
Then, trim the excess. You can keep these extra triangles if you want, but they are pretty tiny...so I am not saving mine this time.
Then, press one to the dark side, and one to the light side. This makes it easy for the seams to nest!!
Turn them this way,
Then sew them together! Press...trims your threads (like I obviously did NOT DO)...and Yahoo!! You have one done already!!
There are many ways to make any quilt block, but this is the one I used, this time...probably be different next time, LOL!! I hope this helps those quilters who asked how I did mine.
A few more 2 inch finished bow ties, above
A few more basket blocks, four inches finished
Maybe I went on a little shopping spree at a local quilt show...everything on sale and it was great fun!!
A pretty little fabric sampler for $4.00...who could resist!!
This is a basket that one of the members made to sell, so I bought one for the cause. It was very pretty!!
And that is all, folks! I hope you are having a marvelous day!!!