After I got the center embroidered then I decided to make a no-waste flying geese border all the way around it.... so here's how I did it.... it's not a new technique, and I certainly can't take credit for it. But it sure made making tiny flying geese blocks easy and accurate to do! I used 3 fat quarters from Thimbleberries to do my block.
|I began by cutting 32 ~ 1 7/8" black squares and 8 ~ 3 1/4" orange squares|
|Lay two black squares on one orange square right sides together and draw a diagonal line from corner to corner, you will sew a 1/4" scant seam on each side of the diagonal line. (I have the diagonal marked here)|
|Sewing on the lines....|
|Then cut apart....|
|Iron... to the dark side....|
|Then lay a black square on your triangle section, again mark 1/4" seam on each side of the diagonal.|
|I have a stack of them to do to make a border!|
|Sew on the 1/4" seam line....|
|iron... iron to the dark side....this will make 1" x 2" flying geese (1 1/2" x 2 1/2")|
|Then I trim my embroidery piece down ....|
|8 flying geese blocks will form the border on each side....|
|I fussy cut the corner blocks for the border.|
|Border is all pieced and the block is now ready to quilt.|
|Sewing on the binding....|
|It's time to welcome the Trick or Treaters!!!|
I was planning on giving a copy of Halloween house as a prize, but I'm still trying to write it! But I do have directions for both 'Mr. Bones' and 'Frankie'. So Wilson and I will pick two lucky winners for both patterns. To win... leave me a comment on your favorite Halloween treat. I love candy corn mixed with peanuts. For a second chance to win, be a happy follower and let me know that you are. Wilson and I will draw our lucky winners on Halloween! Yep Halloween! We have all sorts of treats to give away on Halloween!
|I didn't just stop there, I also made this cute mug rug. 'Frankie'|
|I also made a skeleton mug rug. I call this fellow 'Mr. Bones'. I love his candy corn nose. I love candy corn!|
I get to share today with these talented quilters!
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