Sunday, January 12, 2014

My "Mystery Quilt" #4 - flying geese

OK - I have to say that I LOVE making flying geese using the Accuquilt cutter. There is no marking of the back of the squares and no waste of fabric!! I ran out of time at the retreat, so I had to finish making the flying geese at home in between working and celebrating Christmas with my family.
After piecing the centre, I added a gold inner border then decided that I needed to buy a couple more fabrics to add more borders, to make the quilt the right size. I visited Garden Thyme Quilts and Gifts one day when we were in Kingston and found a nice dark orange and nice dark brown that would work well with the centre fabrics. I decided to add an inner border of the brown before my flying geese border in order to help tie in the dark brown outer border.
After adding these inner borders, I realized that I did not have enough flying geese units to go all the way around the quilt, so I bordered the flying geese with the dark orange and added blocks of the same fabric to the ends of the flying geese to make the borders the right size.

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