Quilting Gail is back with a 2nd edition of Stay At Home Round Robin. I joined Gail last year for this fun QAL and my 2020 top is finally done, but let’s not talk about the fabric that bled onto all the cream Grunge blocks. ARGH!!
Before the bleed, and a block that’s not supposed to be purplish!
This week it’s Anja Quilts’ turn to clue us in. Be sure to link up your version when you get it done. Each link party will stay open until the next round.
This week we added Flying Geese, one of my favs!
EQ8 Mock Up – My Project
To make my FGs I use 4 x method. In deciding how large the next round would be I played with different block sizes in EQ8. Before adding coping strips my piece measured 14.5″. I needed to get the piece to 15.5″ to fit 3″ blocks. Remember, that .5″ is the seam allowance of the edge as you build out. So, I would need 2 Flying Geese per 3″ block.
OK, confession time again, seems I will be doing this each week. LOL! I thought this week was a different prompt. I spent Sunday afternoon sewing the wrong blocks and adding them to my SAHRR!! Later, a note from Gail made me look at the line up. Doh! Flying Geese was the clue, not what I made. The photo below is hiding the wrong prompt from your view. But I want you to notice the coping strips.
I went with 3″ blocks, but at 14.5″ my project needed a bit more to fit a 15.5″ strip of blocks on the 1st side. Due to seams being shifty and cutting being less than precise, the other strip I put together was 19″, instead of the expected 18.5″. My Gold coping strips are different widths. I cut them all to 1.25″ wide and sewed them to the piece. But then I trimmed the piece to 15.75″x16″. This allowed for that slightly longer side to fit in. As you look at the photo above, is the left or top one the wider strip? Your eye really can’t tell at such a small difference.
Tip 2 helps things fit when sewing a pieced edge with a solid edge. I normally sew the pieced edge on the bottom of the stack. When you piece borders you have STRETCH! A solid strip is fairly stable, more so on the lengthwise than widthwise of the yardage. To minimize the stretching, sew the woven strip on top of the pieced border. EXCEPT: when you have a pieced strip that is shorter than the woven strip. Then use the nature of the stretch to ease in the difference of length.
I hope you are ready to Fly with the Geese! Just let your mind soar with all the possibilities!