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Circle of Geese Block

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Circle of Geese

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Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 taught by Amy Gibson

In Craftsy's first-ever Block of the Month, Amy Gibson brings you 10 specific quilting techniques - appliqué, string quilting, paper piecing and more.

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Classic
Shirley Joann on

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Shirley Joann on

Don't know what I did wrong on this Circle of Geese, I was using the Clockwise blocks but it just didn't go in a circle like I wanted it to. And I had a lot of problems with the paper tearing apart and I was using tape to try and keep the pattern together. I looked for Foundation Paper but no one had it where I live and the shop that might of had it was closed on Saturday.

10/07/2012 Flag

I feel for you! This was my first paper piecing block experience. You really don't know what to look for. Look at what's happened with the Friendship Circle! My papers were also flipping & popping, every time you tried folding it, on this block. Scotch tape became the templates friend. Thank goodness the seam frame stayed in tack, or all would have been lost. One template split all up so I went ahead and taped all the others! Sewing came out fine. Maybe with all your taping too, the template went wrong side up. That would account for the change of direction. If you liked making this block, I'd redo it. I don't think it will be real noticeable when it's arranged in your quilt.

10/08/2012 Flag

I really like this pattern style. Wouldn't you just turn the top one right square around? Not sure if that would help.

10/07/2012 Flag

Thanks for the information, I tried every thing and did you notice the block below it, it also looks like one of the geese is going wrong also.

10/07/2012 Flag

Maybe I should try to make a whole new block??

10/07/2012 Flag

You would then need to turn that one around as well. But like you said it seems you tried everything.

10/07/2012 Flag

The two on the right are counter clockwise and the two on the left are clockwise. If you turned the two on the right, top and bottom each 180 degrees you would get a circle but they would be facing the other direction. If you want to fix it you can make two more clockwise squares and replace the ones on the right. It looks great otherwise.

10/07/2012 Flag

Yes I agree, looks like 2 clockwise and 2 anti clockwise but don't despair... either accept this block for its uniqueness or redo half. If it was me, I would actually keep it as is and love it for how it turned out... I see geese flying in from the right top and side... helter skelter... and then ta da, they've got themselves in to perfect flying formation! I rather like it!

10/07/2012 Flag