The Current Gaggle
Believing that somebody is going to ask how those geese were made, here's what I did:
- Cut squares of telephone book pages that measured 8". Bonnie Hunter taught me this technique several years ago. Sometimes it takes me a while to actually try something I've learned!
- Cut a bunch of fabric strips, at least 8-1/2" long and of varying widths from 1" to 2".
- String-pieced the strips onto the paper, alternating blue and red with red in the approximate center. Pieced the strips STRAIGHT on the paper, not on the diagonal.
- After a good pressing, trimmed the squares to 7-1/4".
- Cut a bunch of 3-7/8" squares from white.
- Made flying geese using this method, which makes four at a time. Note that half will have the stripes running vertically and the other half horizontally. That's it!
So far I have four blocks made and two more in progress. They are the same design as Ninety Degrees in the Shade. I'll get all twelve blocks made before adding the "teeth" around each one.
Trying to be very gentle with this leader-ender; you know how mine have a tendency to get pushy and demand to be released from L-E status and convert to "real" projects.
Sewing on a Summer Sunday afternoon, Near Philadephia