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Enter to win a Flying Geese x4 Ruler from Lazy Girl Designs! Wahoo!
I saw this quilt pattern a long time ago in Teri Christopherson’s book, Thoughts of Home and I loved it! When we decided to pick up the individual pattern, Return of the Swallows (a great stash buster), I had to make it!
Here’s a look at the finished Quilt:
I decided to make it a sampler project. A mirage stack was used in the half square triangle blocks along with a variety of tone-on-tone backgrounds. A perfect Stack option for half square triangles is the Mirage Jewel Stack.
They are a perfect size and color for the half square triangles giving the quilt a “lively” look and perfect for a “fella” gift. I love the contrast the Mirage fabrics give against the varied, tonal creams and whites. The flying geese/border/binding were made from Cirlicue Coal and Weybridge Antique.
Once I committed to making the Return of the Swallows quilt, I needed to deal with ALL THOSE FLYING GEESE! There are 300 of them! I read the pattern and reflected on the process suggested for making flying geese. After less than a minute’s pondering I decided to use a different method than offered in the pattern. (My humblest apologies Teri!)
There is a ruler available for making flying geese that makes the process fast, accurate and with virtually no waste. Until I used this method my flying geese were always skewed, misshapen and it was so frustrating! I used the Flying Geese x4 Ruler and it saved me approximately 1-1/2 yards of fabric and loads of time! Unbelievable! I will not make flying geese any other way! With every process you get four finished flying geese! How awesome is that! In fact, the experience using this ruler was so wonderful we made a video for you! Check it out here: Flying Geese x 4 No Math Ruler
We will have three lucky winners for the Flying Geese x4 Ruler from Lazy Girl Designs! For a chance to win, comment below and let us know your preferred method of making flying geese or, your most horrifying experience make those little buggers. Giveaway ends at midnight PST, on May 29th. The winners will be selected randomly and announced a couple of days later.
Rules: No purchase necessary. Must have a US mailing address. One entry per person. Must provide a valid email address so that we can contact winners.