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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Funky, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? Cotton Fabric, cotton thread, old shirt,

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What are you most proud of? Finally being able to make wild geese blocks... I tried various ways of making them and the easiest and (I think) the best way is found on About.com Quilting by Janet Wickell. http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/ss/No-Waste-Flying-Geese-Quilt-Pattern.htm I am also pleased that I have both the duvet and the scatter cushion all ready and waiting for Lou and Louie to return home from holidays tomorrow as a surprise:)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Try something new and challenge yourself, it is so much fun when it turns out ok:) Oh and make sure you research it well to know what you are doing as I wasted so much time and fabric. It took me three attempts to get the right size for the wild geese, I was nearly loosing the will to continue! I can't believe I am writing this but I am going to make more cushions using the wild geese pattern:)

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I really like your cushion, It is beautiful with the duvet. They will be very pleased. You did really well on both. Thank you for sharing.

08/30/2012 Flag

The 2 Lou's are really pleased and now want me to make curtains!!!

08/30/2012 Flag

They look great together! You can also make flying geese by cutting two squares (for the "sky") and a rectangle twice as wide as the square. Lay the squares side by side on top of the rectangle , right sides together (RST) and stitch from the lower corners of the squares diagonally up to the top center of the rectangle. Trim away the outside halfs of the squares and rectangle leaving a 1/4" seam. Press open! (if you don't want to lose the trimmed away parts, before cutting just stitch a second seam 1/2" away from the first and cut between the stitching lines. You will end up with two extra, much smaller Half Squares for some other project.) I like your branching out and the results!!

08/30/2012 Flag

Thanks Pam, I must try this way some other time. Its fun trying new things and keeps the brain working! The 2 Lou's are so pleased with what I made for them.

08/30/2012 Flag

Why can I not open this fully???? I also cannot reply to anyone:(

08/30/2012 Flag

Looks great! She will be so pleased!

09/01/2012 Flag

She is so pleased and wants me to make her two more and curtains!!! What have I started??? Haha!

09/01/2012 Flag

Sounds so familiar So glad she liked it.

09/01/2012 Flag