This week flying geese are on the paper piecing winds. My guild is challenging us to create a 4"x6" piece of our choice out of complementary colours. Mine is purple and orange.
The first one: easy to make the geese in a curve and oh, I'll just piece the top and bottom curves. As an old seamstress, nothing to it. Right? Well, the top piece went well but the bottom piece was not so much. The curve was so tight it had to be hand stitched then sewn together on the machine. Let's put it this way a lot of steam and pressing the heck out of it does wonders.
Ok, so let's try to paper piece the whole thing. Oops, didn't plan the lines very well and ended up splitting it into half so it would work. Also, way to many smaller pieces so I added a big chunk in the lower right and a big chunk in the upper part of the smaller left piece.
Ah this is better. Because both the project and the pieces are so little I used the Add an Eighth ruler instead of Add a Quarter ruler.
Voila, it looks awesome.
If you want to try these flying geese here is the 4"x6" flying geese pattern. Note the first goose is not a whole one as the part of it goes into the 1/4" seam allowance.
p.s. In 3 weeks it'll be Boxing Day.
p.p.s. We are clearing fabric see specials for $5/m