Hello Creative Friends!
One of the things that I love about quilting is that there are multiple ways to piece, all you have to do is research, discover, practice, and then choose your favorite. So if you are as obsessed as me about flying geese, I invite you to experiment with the One Seam Flying Geese technique when creating beautiful projects like the Flying Colors Quilt from the blooming Indigo & Aster Collection.
Let’s start by cutting! Since my finished size is 5” x 2 ½”, we need to cut two (2) 3” x 3” squares from fabric A and one (1) 5 ½” x 3” rectangle from fabric B. However, if you desired finished size is different, just follow the following diagram to figure out the size of the pieces you need to cut:
Finished Size Cutting size (Finished Size + ½”)
Fabric A: Corner Square triangles 2 ½” x 2 ½” 3” x 3”
Fabric B: Rectangle 5” x 2 ½” 5 ½” x 3”
Take your cut pieces and align them:
Place one square from fabric A facing up, the rectangle from fabric B facing down, and one square from fabric A facing down.
Fold the rectangle from fabric B towards the left side making sure the right side of the fabric is facing out.
Make a sandwich with all the pieces in the following order: A1-B-A2, lining them up to the left side:
Now, get ready to stitch!
Keeping your pieces in the same position, stitch at 1/4” from the top edge of the fabric sandwich.
One of the great things about this method is that you can chain saw many flying geese at once. If your fabric has a directional print, make sure you place your fabric so the stitch goes on the upper part.
Now open and press!
Open your pieces, and press them making sure the corners from fabric B are aligned with the bottom corners from fabric A.
Finally get ready to experiment on new projects and share them with me! I would love to see them and to know if you like this method, so far, this is my favorite, is it yours too?
Happy discovering and creating!