You can’t imagine how I fudged and finagled to get this “scrappy” block pieced. Random my patootie! You know Random is not my middle name, so there was quite a bit of shuffling of pieces to get some blocks kitted up for sewing. No matter how controlled you try to be there are still going to be some issues. The top left of my block is all too matchy in prints and colors. Argh! But I am going with it and just ignoring them. Overall the piece will be scrappy, so does it matter? The eye will see what the eye will see.
I did do the Mono test on some of the pieces I had. Just to be sure whether or not to use them against the brown flying geese. And once I looked at the browns in the jelly roll I decided to just go with the darkest value of my choices. Which meant I had to order yardage from Connecting Threads. But I wanted the best fit for the blocks.
The pieces on the sides did not make the cut. They were too close in value to the brown.
Alterations to the pattern, cause you know I made them:
I am making the flying geese shaped pieces as flying geese. The pattern has you make units that are HST’s that are then sewn together to make Flying Geese. It is more effort, but then I do not have a seam down the middle of all those geese like units.
Instead of making 7 blocks, and then cutting 4 in half and discarding the remaining triangles. I am making 4 full blocks and 6 half blocks. That way I only need trim the diagonal edges of the 6 blocks. I am lengthening the topper to better fit my dinner table.
Overall the alterations, waiting on more of the brown fabric, and not-so-scrappy arrangement, are making for a slow project, but that’s OK, not everything in life needs to be immediate. I have time, I can take it nice and easy. So are you going fast or slow today?