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A few posts back I mentioned quilting rulers and what an improvement they have made to my piecing.

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Lately I've been a little fixated with flying geese.  An obsession traced back to this quilt.

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I had a play around with a few blocks myself.

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And then got sidetracked by the blue and white shirting quilt. These two blocks are draped over my airing rack and will possibly be added to when the urge strikes.

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As well as a classic flying geese ruler for cutting the triangles, I invested in possibly my favourite ruler to date - the Wing Clipper.  This ruler is used to trim down the little geese blocks after you've stitched them.

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It works a treat and I love the perfect little blocks I end up with. They are much more satisfying to put together when they're this accurate.

I wish I'd known about these tools when I was inpsired to make this quilt years back.  Unfortunately it hasn't progressed.  I pulled out all the blocks to trim them down and they were a mess of odd sizes.  As a result I'm not sure this quilt will make it any further.

Comments

julie

Your flying geese are lovely. I've just discovered rulers too, in particular the dresden wedge. Very easy and super effective and accurate. I can see myself trying others.

Amellia Grosser

I absolutely love your shirting quilt. I have been saving my husbands English business shirts to make a quilt one day. They are all blues too!

Dolores @ A Labour of Love

You could always sash the blocks on unfinished symphony to bring them up to the same size.

sharm's outlet

I love this...

CC

I love the blues in the shirting quilt. I can't bring myself to throw out my husband's old business shirts, maybe I should repurpose them...

lyn lindsay

love flying geese and they look great in the blue family will be a gorgeous quilt, happy stitching.

aboutgarden

very beautiful quilt dear Kristine!
have a good and creative we
simonetta

Alison

Love the blue - I used my husband's old work shirts to make a pin wheel quilt, my second quilt ever - see my blog for a not very good picture! Not as neat and beautiful as yours!

Daniela

Oh Kristine! As always, your neatness and skills blow me away!

Alice

Just saw your pickle dish blocks - beautiful!

I love these flying geese too. I'm going in absolutely the opposite direction from you - I'm spring cleaning by stitching every little scrap of unwanted fabric into a wonky, wobbly, colourful scrap quilt - but there will be shirting in the sashing.

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