Monday, January 16, 2017

Playing with Piecing

Some scraps and an idea called my name this morning.  Abby said "Always say 'why not' to an idea" so I did it.
I have never enjoyed making flying geese blocks.  But I saw a quilt that I really liked that is mostly flying geese.  So I made a few.
When you lay them close you get this
But then you probably knew that already.   They are just flying geese with the colors reversed to make the second half.
A quartersquare triangle is also one that is not easy for me to make and match the points well.  But this sample is pretty darn close.
One thing that I learned as I was getting ready to piece these is that my quarter inch foot and my sewing machine default setting are not a perfect match.  Moving the needle from 3.5 to 3.4 (slightly to the left) made my quarter inch much better.  It only took a little bit of searching in the manual to make that the default setting.

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A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Those ARE darn close!! - Good for you!! - ;))

Barbara said...

I'd say they are perfectly close. I don't know how anyone else could do better!

scraphappy said...

Both block patterns are great for lots of different patterns. I never get tired of flying geese.

Debbie said...

You are too critical....I say the blocks are perfect! You learn by doing and never know how much you can achieve. Great job.

Jeanna said...

Flying geese aren't really my favorite blocks to make because I have had such a time getting them to come out right. I've recently needed to make some and found that I am getting better at it.

The quarter inch setting doesn't line up with the quarter inch foot on my new Janome either. I have to adjust my needle way to the right. I will have to check the manual so I can change the default setting too.

Vicki W said...

I always have to adjust my 1/4 inch when I start a new quilt. I check it with every new quilt because sometimes the fabric thickness makes a difference.