Garden Quilt Update

Hello Quilters
I need to make a correction on the Garden quilt top. I was saying 12 h
alf squares when I should of been saying flying geese in each block. I was
thinking flying geese but saying half-squares. Sorry about that. Has any
one else done this before, saying one thing but meaning something else?? Oh
well, there will always be days like that.
Been taking my time sewing the blocks together which takes little over
hour and 15 minutes for each block. What takes so much time is my tying al
l those strings. I now have 9 out of 30 blocks done. I am slow like a tur
tle but will make it to the finish line eventually. Laughing here.
Sandy$ in Idaho

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morningdove2011
ummmm..... "tying all those strings"??? Are you tying the quilt sandwich or piecing? I'm confused. As usual. ;-)
And there are several speed piecing techniques for flying geese. If you ar e interested we can help you with some alternative methods to what you may be using.
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
half squares when I should of been saying flying geese in each block. I w as thinking flying geese but saying half-squares. Sorry about that. Has a nyone else done this before, saying one thing but meaning something else?? Oh well, there will always be days like that.
r hour and 15 minutes for each block. What takes so much time is my tying all those strings. I now have 9 out of 30 blocks done. I am slow like a t urtle but will make it to the finish line eventually. Laughing here.
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Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
half squares when I should of been saying flying geese in each block. I w as thinking flying geese but saying half-squares. Sorry about that. Has a nyone else done this before, saying one thing but meaning something else?? Oh well, there will always be days like that.
r hour and 15 minutes for each block. What takes so much time is my tying all those strings. I now have 9 out of 30 blocks done. I am slow like a t urtle but will make it to the finish line eventually. Laughing here.
Hello Leslie, I am NOT tying a quilt but sewing the blocks together which include 12 flying geese on each block. I have 15 blocks to go. My main pieces are 3 1/2inches wide and 4 1/2 inches long which will make up the flying geese by sewing two smaller squares on one end of a rectangle. So I could use a fo rmula on how to make flying geese easier to make. Flying geese come in so many different sizes that is why I need a formula. Sandy$ in Idaho
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morningdove2011
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I searched for 'flying geese in quilting' and got lots of hits.
If you are machine piecing, most of us use a few back stitches to start and end the line of stitching on each sewn piece of fabric. If you are hand piecing, most use a few stitches in place on top of each other to end and t hat works to start as well, but to start most use the 'quilter's knot'- her e's a video of how to do it:
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I still don't get "tying all those strings" you mentioned???
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
half squares when I should of been saying flying geese in each block. I w as thinking flying geese but saying half-squares. Sorry about that. Has a nyone else done this before, saying one thing but meaning something else?? Oh well, there will always be days like that.
r hour and 15 minutes for each block. What takes so much time is my tying all those strings. I now have 9 out of 30 blocks done. I am slow like a t urtle but will make it to the finish line eventually. Laughing here.
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Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
half squares when I should of been saying flying geese in each block. I w as thinking flying geese but saying half-squares. Sorry about that. Has a nyone else done this before, saying one thing but meaning something else?? Oh well, there will always be days like that.
r hour and 15 minutes for each block. What takes so much time is my tying all those strings. I now have 9 out of 30 blocks done. I am slow like a t urtle but will make it to the finish line eventually. Laughing here.
Hello Leslie, The string tying has to do with the 12 flying geese in each block. I d o this by hand which takes some time. Even though I have reverse on my sew ing machine I do not like to use it because it is harder to get undone if y ou have to take something apart. So for me it is just easier to do it by h and. Sandy$ in Idaho
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morningdove2011
half squares when I should of been saying flying geese in each block. I w as thinking flying geese but saying half-squares. Sorry about that. Has a nyone else done this before, saying one thing but meaning something else?? Oh well, there will always be days like that.
r hour and 15 minutes for each block. What takes so much time is my tying all those strings. I now have 9 out of 30 blocks done. I am slow like a t urtle but will make it to the finish line eventually. Laughing here.
Hello Leslie, For got to thank you for the addresses for flying geese. I see the fi rst has charts for different sizes of geese. I have been taking my 3 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch rect and placing my small er squares on one end of the 3 1/2 corner marking and stitching diagonally, doing one square at a time, then cutting off but leaving the seam allowanc e. This is slow and seems to be a lot of waste too. I hate to waste mater ial especially at the high prices we have to pay now days. Sandy$ in Idaho
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morningdove2011
Can you not just sew in a row and do one after another and cut them later, making a large string of them. You don't need to backstitch them either as you'll sew over the seem allowance and when they are all pieced this fixes the stitching down.
Janner France
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Janner
half squares when I should of been saying flying geese in each block. I w as thinking flying geese but saying half-squares. Sorry about that. Has a nyone else done this before, saying one thing but meaning something else?? Oh well, there will always be days like that.
r hour and 15 minutes for each block. What takes so much time is my tying all those strings. I now have 9 out of 30 blocks done. I am slow like a t urtle but will make it to the finish line eventually. Laughing here.
Hi Sandy,
I reverse only two/three stitches on each of my blocks etc. and it saves me having to tie off the strings, especially with small pieces. I practiced u ntil I mastered just the two/three reverse stitches and it really helps.
Look forward to seeing a picture.
Di Vic. Aust.
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dima70
Another advantage to back stitching a few stitches is to keep the fabric fr om being shoved into the hole in the plate by the needle. Start your stit ching about 1/4 inch (or even a tad more!)in from the edge of the fabric, r everse to the edge of the fabric and then stitch forward and complete the s eam. This also only gives you two rows of stitching if you do need to un-s ew the area. At the far end of the fabric back stitch about 1/4 in. and th en stop and cut the thread. Again, only two layers of stitching to un-sew if necessary.
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
half squares when I should of been saying flying geese in each block. I w as thinking flying geese but saying half-squares. Sorry about that. Has a nyone else done this before, saying one thing but meaning something else?? Oh well, there will always be days like that.
r hour and 15 minutes for each block. What takes so much time is my tying all those strings. I now have 9 out of 30 blocks done. I am slow like a t urtle but will make it to the finish line eventually. Laughing here.
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Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
half squares when I should of been saying flying geese in each block. I w as thinking flying geese but saying half-squares. Sorry about that. Has a nyone else done this before, saying one thing but meaning something else?? Oh well, there will always be days like that.
r hour and 15 minutes for each block. What takes so much time is my tying all those strings. I now have 9 out of 30 blocks done. I am slow like a t urtle but will make it to the finish line eventually. Laughing here.
Here is the problem I had when sewing on those little squares, when you bac k stitch in those corners,(making flying geese or half squares) then if you try to take out your stitches, it messes up the corners and they look chew ed, so usually have to cut a new square, so for me it is just easier to han d tie these corners. It takes longer but well worth it. If I was sewing a dress there would be no problem back stitching.
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morningdove2011
half squares when I should of been saying flying geese in each block. I w as thinking flying geese but saying half-squares. Sorry about that. Has a nyone else done this before, saying one thing but meaning something else?? Oh well, there will always be days like that.
r hour and 15 minutes for each block. What takes so much time is my tying all those strings. I now have 9 out of 30 blocks done. I am slow like a t urtle but will make it to the finish line eventually. Laughing here.
Hello all, There will be no pictures of my quilt as I own no camera, not even a t hrow away and guess what in Oct/Nov. issure of Quilk Quilts 2014, on page 7 6/77 instruction on makeing 4 flying geese at a time. I am not a person to chain sew as this always gets me into trouble dow n the line but thanks for the idea. Have only 5 more blocks to go on the Flower Garden quilt top and then just have to square it up and sew the blocks together. Would not mind maki ng another in the future but no for charity which my quilts are for. I am now an expert on flying geese. Laughing here. Sandy in Idaho
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morningdove2011
Perhaps Sandy means knotting the loose ends at the beginning and end of each seam?
Is that what you mean Sandy? If so, there are many ways of securing the stems without having to know each end of them all.
Pat on the green .
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pat on the green
half squares when I should of been saying flying geese in each block. I w as thinking flying geese but saying half-squares. Sorry about that. Has a nyone else done this before, saying one thing but meaning something else?? Oh well, there will always be days like that.
r hour and 15 minutes for each block. What takes so much time is my tying all those strings. I now have 9 out of 30 blocks done. I am slow like a t urtle but will make it to the finish line eventually. Laughing here.
Hello Pat, Yes, it takes two squares on top of a rectangle piece. After sewing I tie each end before cutting off the ends which make a flying geese(goose. Sandy$ in Idaho
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morningdove2011
Yes, Sandy - I have been away for a few days, and forgot I should read all the messages before answering or posing a question! If that's the way you prefer doing your 'seam finishing', fine. We probably all have our favourite ways of doing various things. Strictly speaking, if a seam is going to be sewn across with another piece, it doesn't need to have the end fastened off securely - but I've never been convinced of that myself (though I know it's true, I can't bring myself to risk it!)
Pat on the green .
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pat on the green

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