Friday, November 22, 2013

Flying Geese Tutorial



As I cruise around Pinterest, often I see pins of my quilting in a Flying Geese border from this post.  With this I've had several inquiries about what path I used to quilt this border...

So here it is...  Step by step directions.  (the geese are flying sideways in my diagrams, but it's the same no matter which directions they are going)


I start with quilting my feather in the bottom goose and Stitch in the Ditch to the right corner (or bottom corner in the diagram).


Continuous Curve up to the next Goose and repeat feather motif.


Continuous Curve up to the next Goose.


 Continue to fill the Geese with feathers and Continuous Curve until you reach the end.  Now is when you can decide how you want to finish the last side of the background triangles.  You could Continuous Curve, or Stitch in the Ditch back to the first Goose.  I decided to add a swirl...


Swirl in each background triangle back to the first Goose.

 
 Stitch in the Ditch to the left corner (or top corner in the diagram).  Finish the background triangles with Continuous Curve quilting until you reach the last Goose, and swirl back to the beginning.

There you have it... 














 

25 comments:

  1. Thank you for a great suggestion.

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  2. Thank you so much. I am using this design for a quilt that will be raffled off to benefit a battered woman's shelter in Florida. Thank you so much for the design and the tutorial.

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    1. I'm so glad you are able to use this design Lisa and for such a great cause!!!

      You are welcome!!!

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  3. Very pretty! Thanks so much for the walkthrough!

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  4. Teaching others is what I do and what I get the most satisfaction from. My theory is why should other struggle over something if I can share an easier way...

    Thank you! Glad this could be of use :-)

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  5. Thanks a lot, I too have this pinned for their lovely quilting and it's great fun to know how to make them now =D

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  6. Wonderful attitude of sharing! Many thanks!

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  7. That's great! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. The quilting just makes these geese sing!!

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  9. Just beautiful,thank you so much for sharing the way.

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  10. This is absolutely gorgeous. I am so impressed.

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  11. Thank you for this fantastic tutorial! I feel a flying geese quilt coming on.........

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  12. Beautifull! Thanks for this tutorial.

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  13. Thank you, this is a wonderful share! I love your style!

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  14. I love it. Cant wait to try this

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  15. Thanks for the tutorial! I've done something similar to this but I like this one better.

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  16. Thanks for this great explanation...most helpful!!

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  17. Merci beaucoup pour ce tutoriel !!!

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  18. I have just finished a set of placemats using flying geese up the side and I have been searching for a good quilt design to complete the project. Thank you so much for this! It will be perfect!

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  19. So beautiful ! I will definitely make this one in the future. Thank you so much !

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