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One Seam Flying Geese

Hello Creative Friends!

One of the things that I love about quilting is that there are multiple ways to piece, all you have to do is research, discover, practice, and then choose your favorite.  So if you are as obsessed as me about flying geese, I invite you to experiment with the One Seam Flying Geese technique when creating beautiful projects like the Flying Colors Quilt from the blooming Indigo & Aster Collection.

 

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Let’s start by cutting! Since my finished size is 5” x 2 ½”, we need to cut two (2) 3” x 3” squares from fabric A and one (1) 5 ½” x 3” rectangle from fabric B.  However, if you desired finished size is different, just follow the following diagram to figure out the size of the pieces you need to cut:

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Fabric A: Corner Square triangles             2 ½” x 2 ½”                                  3” x 3”

Fabric B: Rectangle                                   5” x 2 ½”                                5 ½” x 3”

 

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Take your cut pieces and align them:

Place one square from fabric A facing up, the rectangle from fabric B facing down, and one square from fabric A facing down.

Fold the rectangle from fabric B towards the left side making sure the right side of the fabric is facing out.

Make a sandwich with all the pieces in the following order: A1-B-A2, lining them up to the left side:

 

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Now, get ready to stitch!

Keeping your pieces in the same position, stitch at 1/4” from the top edge of the fabric sandwich.

 

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One of the great things about this method is that you can chain saw many flying geese at once. If your fabric has a directional print, make sure you place your fabric so the stitch goes on the upper part.


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Now open and press!

Open your pieces, and press them making sure the corners from fabric B are aligned with the bottom corners from fabric A.

 

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Finally get ready to experiment on new projects and share them with me! I would love to see them and to know if you like this method, so far, this is my favorite, is it yours too?

Happy discovering and creating!

Laucara


Quilting with Cute Critters- How to make a Log Cabin Block

Hi Quilty Friends, 

The Log Cabin Block is finally making it's way into the AGF Quilt Block Collection. This well known block is a perfect beginner friendly block where all you need is a square piece of fabric for the center of your block and a variety of different fabric strips. For the center of our block we fussy cut the cute bunny from the "Radiant Menagerie Panel" from the Indigo & Aster fabric collection. We used a variety of different contrasting prints from Indigo & Aster Fabrics as well as adding some beautiful orange, blue and green  smooth denim fabrics for the ideal amount of texture. 

The Log Cabin Block is a great scrap buster project and using WOF strips and the speedy cut as you go method will get you a completed block in no time. 

 
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 Have fun choosing your favorite animal for the center of your block! 

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Watch the video below and follow along to make a Log Cabin Block to add to your quilt block collection! 

 

 

I always love seeing your creations so make sure to share them on Instagram with the hashtag #AGFQuiltBlockCollection! Leave me a comment below with new quilt block tutorial idea. 

 

Happy Sewing, 

Meli 


Community Sampler Sew Along: Block 7- Weathervane

Hello there DYIers,

My turn has arrived! I never thought I would ever make a quilt, since I've always been focused on either designing textiles, thinking about home decor or creating new and innovate marketing campaigns, but here I am today. I am finishing the week by introducing the newly released block from the Community Sampler, The Weathervane Block. As you all know I have been contributing to the AGF blog for 9 months, and with regret, I have to write to you all that this will be my last one. I am embarking on a journey of my own, but definitely reminding myself about how fun and refreshing stepping into the quilting world has been! So without further ado, I want to thank everyone who left me a warm and encouraging message, it really meant a lot! To honor my last blog post here is my first quilt block!  Yay 

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When I learned I was next on the Community Sampler hosted by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell I wasn't sure what to expect given that it was my first time at quilting, but as soon as the Weathervane block was announced, Meli and I got down to business and she explained in detail how the construction of this block would be. Since the Community Sampler started, we've been using Splendid Fusions, so to maintain the sew-along consistent, I started cutting some prints right away. 

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I really enjoyed cutting up all the pieces, Meli showed me a way to optimize the fabric and get the most out of my measurements. After that part was done we were ready to start sewing some half-square triangles, which for a first-time quilter was super fun to make :)

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Another step I really enjoyed doing was squaring up every piece! I liked how clean each piece looked, and it helped me visualize how the block would come together.

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Look how cute all my pieces look :) 

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And I'm  D O N E .... yay this is the final result! I think it's a good start for it being my first block, it was definitely a challenge sewing and aligning everything, but I am happy with how it looks.

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I could not have done it without the help of Meli, our quilting expert! I really enjoyed this process and I am so excited to say that I've made my first quilt block! I hope you are all following the Community Sampler hosted by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell, because it's filled with amazing work and talent AND of course, pretty fabrics!

 

Thank you so much for reading my blog posts! 

 

Until next time...

 

Martina