Eliott Stitchers

At Elliott’s this week, we welcomed back Carolyn, and also Linda who is back from her USA trip. She had lots of show and tell, but I’ll let her show you that!

We dined on delicious leek and potato soup.

20141120-152552.jpgUnfortunately, Carolyn and Linda couldn’t stay to stitch with us, but I did take this opportunity to show GJ and Heather how to make no-waste flying geese for their Aunt’s Quilt blocks.

I worked out the size squares required (if anyone doing The Aunt’s Quilt wants the dimensions, let me know), and had the girls cut them. Then they drew diagonal lines on the smaller squares

20141120-152937.jpgTwo of the small squares are pinned onto opposing corners, making sure the drawn lines run from corner to corner

20141120-153054.jpgSew a quarter inch seam either side of the pencil lines

20141120-153139.jpgThen cut along the pencil line and press the small triangles away. Place the remaining squares in the corners

20141120-153316.jpgAgain, sew either side of the pencil line

20141120-153346.jpgand again, cut on the drawn line

20141120-153421.jpgPress the small triangles away.

Ta Da! Four flying geese!

20141120-153550.jpgTrim away the doggy ears – scissors can be easier than the rotary cutter.

20141120-153633.jpgThe girls then went on to make their blocks. Here’s GJ’s

20141120-153720.jpgand here’s Heather’s

20141120-153747.jpgDon’t they look great? They were both so excited they were going to sew more…….I’d better get my skates on!

Meredithe x

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11 Responses to Eliott Stitchers

  1. bermudagirl says:

    Yes, love those flying geese, I have been looking at some old blocks in my Barbara Brackman book, and saw a block called something like wild goose chase or something. So this tutorial certainly helps. You guys are so lucky to have all that lovely food!
    Thanks for sharing,

  2. Cécile says:

    Thank you so much for this tuto !! Wonderful and I’m going to try it !! 😉

  3. Eileen McNeilly says:

    Hi Meredithe
    Please keep this on mind when you come up to Moama next year – looks so practical, but knowing me, I’ll need a hands on demo if that’s ok. I read with envy all of your entries. Fabulous fabrics

  4. Lovely food as always, and a good way to do the flying geese. Good to see the blocks, after seeing the girls buy the fabrics.

  5. Glendacust says:

    How lucky were we to have a private miss m class !!!
    I’m excited !! Xx

  6. thimbleanna says:

    Ok dahlink. You’re going to have to cough up the dimensions. That’s a fabulous way to do the flying geese, especially since we just happen to need four of each print. And no waste! It’s perfect!!!

  7. thimbleanna says:

    Oh. And how rude of me. THANK YOU!!!

  8. Kyle says:

    That is a great method for making 4 flying geese at a time. There is a ruler out called Flying Geese x4, A No Math Ruler, it’s put out by Lazy Girl Designs at http://www.flyinggeeseruler.com. It’s a great tool and I use it all the time. It does make it easy and accurate.

  9. Jennifer G says:

    I really have to try that method some day. Looks like it would save a step or two for sure.

  10. treadlemusic says:

    Sitting here waiting for supper to heat…..officially starving!!!! That method of making the flying geese is so brilliant….I came across it a little while back and sure could have used it for a lot of quilts done the “old way”!!!! Ha!

  11. Trudy Wassink says:

    I am living in the Netherlands and enjoy your blog!

    Op 20 nov 2014, om 05:43 heeft pomegranate and chintz het volgende geschreven:

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