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Join the Fun Medallion Quilt Along

By February 8, 2019December 10th, 2021Blog

Welcome everyone!  Thanks for playing along.  I look forward to seeing the center of your medallion quilt.  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!

Here’s how to use a flying geese ruler.  The one shown is Bonnie Hunter’s Essential Triangle Ruler

See Easy peasy.

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.

Want to see what the completed quilt looks like?  You can see it here.

Get the medallion quilt pattern, Mountain Home, and join the fun.

8 Comments

  • Needled Mom says:

    That frames the flowers so well.

  • Wendy Caton Reed says:

    Sensational! It makes a great frame for your fabulous center!

  • Sylvia says:

    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.

  • em's scrapbag says:

    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.

  • Libby in TN says:

    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.

  • Jeanne says:

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

  • judy says:

    what size are the flying geese?

  • em's scrapbag says:

    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".

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