Time to make more units for the mystery quilt along! Are you ready for the next clue? (Read on for an update to the Teacups quilt along too.)
This time we make no-waste flying geese. I’ve put in some affiliate links for my tools. Pull out the large 5-3/4-inch scrappy squares and the 3-3/8-inch background squares. You’ll use all of them. On the back of your 3-3/8-inch background squares, draw diagonal lines from corner to corner. I like to draw two lines, 1/4-inch away from the center using a 1/4-inch ruler.
Place one background square on the corner with the diagonal lines pointing to the center.
Add another background square to the opposite corner with the lines touching.
Pin in place and sew on the lines across both background squares.
Using Aurifil 50 wt thread helps with accuracy.
Cut apart down the center, leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance.
Press the background triangles up, forming a heart shape.
Place the remaining two background squares on the sewn units on the remaining corner, with the lines running up between the top triangles.
Sew on the lines.
Cut apart in the center, again leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance.
Press up, forming the flying geese.
Next, I’ll show you how to trim them. Using a square up ruler, place the diagonal line along the edge of the goose, placing the 2-1/4-inch point at the goose point. This will give you a 1/4-inch seam allowance below the point. Trim the side and top.
Now, turn the goose around and place the bottom on the 2-1/2-inch line and the side on the 4-1/2-inch line. Trim the top and right side.
Download the pdf for Step 3 – Minuet Step 3 Flying Geese . At the end, you’ll have the same number of geese as you have 3-3/8-inch squares at the beginning. Each set of one large square and four small squares will yield four flying geese 2-1/2-inches by 4-1/2-inches. I’ll be converting this post to a no-waste flying geese tutorial after the mystery is done, so this tutorial will be accessible later.
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Update on the Teacups Quilt Along – It has been nice to hear from people that they really are enjoying the teacups. The Teacups patterns will remain on the blog forever, so you can go back anytime. It is sometimes hard to know what you as readers are enjoying. You may feel like I have connected with you, had a conversation with you, but when there are only one or two comments then I begin to think that those posts do not appeal to readers. Comments are the only way I know what you are interested in seeing and doing. Your support over the last two days , along with a new high in downloads of the pdf, has convinced me that there is indeed interest, so I will stick with my plan which will be several more months of new patterns and ideas. Thank you for your kind response!!
Are you quilting along?