Hello my fellow makers,
Coming up with new ideas for projects is always fun and challenging at the same time, specially when you have beautiful fabrics and want to make them justice. Today we will be using the playful Selva Collection to make the No Waste Flying Geese with a twist: The Stroked Flying Geese. I love this idea because it adds that extra something to the traditional and beautiful technique, and as they say "the devil is in details". So get ready to play with me!
The featured fabrics are Swaying Sloths Sky (Fabric A) for the geese, Elephants' Echo Earthy (fabric B) for the strokes, and Endless Paradise (Fabric C) for the background.
To make a finished 5" x 2 1/2" Stroked Flying Geese you will need four (4) 4 1/2" squares from fabric A, two (2) 4 1/2" x 2" rectangles from fabric B, one (1) 10" x 2" rectangle from fabric B, and four (4) 3 3/8" squares from fabric C.
Take four (4) 4 1/2" squares from fabric A, two (2) 4 1/2" x 2" rectangles from fabric B, and one (1) 10" x 2" rectangle from fabric B. Join the fabric into the following rows:
Row 1: Fabric A - 4 1/2" x 2" rectangle from fabric B - Fabric A
Row 2: 10" x 2" rectangle from fabric B
Row 3: Fabric A - 4 1/2" x 2" rectangle from fabric B - Fabric A
Join the Rows to get the following block:
Take two (2) 3 3/8" squares from fabric C, align them with the opposite corners of the 6 1/4" square, and pin them in place (the fabric C squares should be overlapping in the center).
Draw a line from corner to corner and stitch at 1/4" from each side of the line.
I love this step because it gives you a pick of how your stroked flying geese will look once finished ;). Take the last two (2) 3 3/8" squares from fabric C and align them to the corners with fabric B. Draw a line on fabric C from corner to corner and stitch at 1/4" from each side. Cut following the drawn lines and press open ... Voila! Here you have your Stroked Flying Geese!
If you would like to see this technique in a finished product download the Florian Quilt.
What other traditional technique would you like to "stroke"? I would love the challenge! Please share your thoughts with me.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did making it.
Happy Stroked Flying Geese making,