Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I found a jelly roll pattern after about a year of looking. This is the first time I've began a quilt using a Jelly Roll. Its surprisingly very fun. I've had my eye on a few flying geese quilts (if you follow me on Pinterest, you already know that). I thought it'd be too many to do using a jelly roll, until I saw Aneela Hoey's Geese in the Middle pattern. It was an instant download pdf pattern I purchased from the Fat Quarter Shop.

I went to her blog, Comfort Stitching, which I hadn't visited in a while, and read about the pattern before I purchased it. I knew I could have just figured out the cutting by looking at it, but being lazy I decided to purchase it. After all, she went to the trouble of doing the math for me. Moments later I downloaded it, and spent some time reading it over before I got to cutting. Always read the whole pattern before cutting! Sadly I was a little disappointed to find the directions were a bit vague, but I easily figured it out. The upside is there are quality photos that help guide you thru. I use a cheater 1/4 inch presser foot and my blocks turned out much larger than the pattern suggests. If you decide to purchase this pattern, I don't recommend trimming the blocks down to the size listed as you would cut right thru the center of a flying geese. The block size doesn't really matter, does it? I mean, as long as they are all the same its all good!

You also end up with one extra flying geese per block, which isn't addressed in the pattern. So, I'll have to get creative with them for the back maybe.

Overall, I love the pattern and I think Chicopee is perfect for it!




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