Friday, February 8, 2019

Medallion Quilt Along

Welcome everyone!  Thanks for playing along.  I look forward to seeing your centers.  Our first border is a play on flying geese.  
 I used a no waste method.  This is made possible with a flying geese ruler.  I like this method for two reasons.  First there is no waste.  Second I can cut geese, and sky from the same strip.  And if I need to I can cut squares that fit them also.  No cutting different sized strips.  YAY!  For your border you will need a 2 1/2" strips of background and print.  Cut 12 sky triangles from background
 20 geese triangles from background
 4- sky triangles and 24 geese triangles from print

 Sew a sky background to a print geese as shown
 Next sew a background geese to the previous unit as shown.  
 Continue with this process unit you have 4 strip with 6 print geese, 5 background geese and finish off with a sky background. Also make 4- half square triangles with remaining sky pieces.
 Sew a geese strip to each side of your center. To the two remaining geese strips sew a half square triangle to each end as shown.  
Sew these to the top and bottom of your center.  Cut 3 width of fabric 1 1/2" strips of background.  Sew these end to end.  Sub cut into 2- 28 1/2"  strips and 2- 30 1/2" strips.  Sew the 28 1/2" strips to the sides of your center.  Sew the 30 1/2" strips to the top and bottom.  Now your ready for next month.  Your center should measure 30 1/2" squares.
Sorry for the delay in the linky party.  Apparently in my rush to get to Bryce for the Winter Retreat, before a major winter storm hit.  I forgot this little tidbit.  
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  1. Sensational! It makes a great frame for your fabulous center!

  2. Question, the yellow strip around the flower block is within your 24 inch (finished size) center measurement? And the geese border is 2 inch (finished size)? Looking good so far! My project for today is to get my center made.

    1. Yes the strip around the flowers is part of the 24" finished size. The geese do finish at 2". Then you add the background border. Let me know if you have further questions.

  3. Just learned about this QAL from Cathy/Sane,Crazy, etc. I bet I can find something in my UFO's that would work for a center. BTW, the Easy Angle/Companion Angle work great for flying geese, same concept.

  4. I wasn't going to start anything new. Sigh. Off to dig in stash and orphan blocks ...

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    1. If you would rather make this border as flying geese. They need to measure 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" and finish at 2" x 4".