I’m working on a medallion quilt top for the class I’m teaching. The other day I showed you the center plus three borders.
I’ve decided what to do next, with a pretty candy stripe in blues to create movement. The big question is how to finish. Here are two ideas:
When I look at these next to each other, it’s easy for me to choose the flying geese border. But there are so many geese! A whole flock of geese, eighty of them!
One of the students in my class, Robin, sent me a link for easy methods to make multiple geese at a time. These are provided by Connecting Threads. I’ve bought books and other things through this company several times.
The first link shows two ways to make geese. The first is familiar to most of us, using the “stitch and flip” method to add corners to one goose at a time. I usually use this technique, but I don’t like the waste of the trimmed corners. The second method is one I’ve tried, too. It makes four geese at a time and requires reasonably accurate stitching. There is no waste here.
Another Connecting Threads tutorial shows two more ways. (One of these is for dimensional geese, which I wouldn’t use on this quilt.) You can make four geese at a time, and accurate piecing isn’t essential. However, they do require trimming afterwards. I’m not crazy about trimming. Certainly I’ll try this method, though, and let you know what I think.
Do you have a favorite way to make flying geese? Share methods or links with us.