Saturday, February 21, 2009

Flying Geese = Only one seam! Really!!

I love to find shortcuts in quilting don't you??? Well over on the HGTV board, quiltlady928 shared a show-n-tell baby quilt that she had completed and said she used the "one seam flying geese" method.

Of course I had no idea what she was talking about so I spoke up and asked... and boy am I so glad I did! Take a look at the Alex & Rickey Times "one seam flying geese" How-to Video link that she replied with!

I haven't tried it yet, but it looks so simple… simply amazing!! It looks fool proof doesn't it? Of course i haven't tried it yet, I'll let you know later if it is indeed fool proof :P

Have any of you tried this or seen this? It's new to me?... but what a beautiful way to add texture to a quilt -and it's EASY! ;) gotta love that!

Love from Texas!


  1. Ok that's something I need to try...
    I have a top that I wanted to make a flying geese border on and well it's been a UFO for sometime now...

    Thanks for sharing,
    P.S. are you aware your heading picture is not loading? not sure if it's a blogger problem it something when wrong it your upload.. Try removing it and reloading...
    Holee said she wasn't able to get on your site at all

  2. Thanks for the link Bonnie, will look at it right away. BTW, thanks for the link about the Banana Dolls, just too funny for words, LOL!

  3. Yes, I have seen this, and done them, years ago, when making a Dimensional Quilt by Jackie Robinson (lotsa other ideas also). I noted he inserted little tree trunks in his final quilt between the 'geese' as I would guess there is more bulk in this method than with the traditional method. Kids would love to poke their fingers behind the dimensional 'geese'!

    Incidentally, Eleanor Burn's method for traditional flying geese is foolproof, especially if you use her rulers also.


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