This quilt took more than a year and a half to make– from design to binding. I started this quilt to enter the Flying Geese Challenge for last year’s QuiltCon. (I didn’t make the November 2017 deadline). I envisioned a quilt with perfectly-made flying geese in sizes from 18″ by 36″ to 1.5″ by 3″. I used the No-Waste Flying Geese method to make four at a time — you can find the Flying Geese No-Waste tutorial from Patchpieces.com
After making a few of these, I got frustrated with exactness, and my need to make improv blocks took over. In the end, this quilt represents my approach to design and quilt. I like the mix of randomness and exactness. The excitement of not knowing how the pieces will land makes me happy. Finding a way to make it work together also gives me joy. The hand quilting also shows my struggle between these competing ideas. There is a mix of straight stitching and curved chaos. The quilt finished at 54″ by 54″.
Since I have made a lot of Flying Geese blocks, I made a perfect points tutorial for the Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild to use for this year’s QuiltCon Charity Challenge. I’m providing that here– PERFECT POINTS TUTORIAL for flying geese.
3 thoughts on “How to Make Perfect Flying Geese or not”
The quilt was worth all that time! I love the mix of colors and sizes!
Beautiful, Wanda, and it does speak to your nature. Thank you for sharing the tips and techniques, too!
I really like how the big ones are very precise and as they get smaller, it de-volves into ‘chaos’. Kind of like life. “Don’t sweat the small stuff?” Love it.