Floral Pets~Day 4

After making my first three quilts back in 2014, I thought I was ready to step up my game with a more difficult type of block. I chose a quilt pattern with flying geese…big mistake. After flubbering through three blocks, I threw the blocks and fabric in a UFO bin, where portions of it still reside today. I started using the fabric for other quilts, and I promised myself never to make Flying Geese again.
I now, no longer shy away from Flying Geese. I studied different tutorials and learned how to use the No-Waste method.
I thought the Floral Pets quilt could use two columns of Flying Geese, so I brushed up with more tutorials. Since I am making the block with scraps, I had to make sure I had enough of certain colors to repeat a pattern. I made a few FG blocks just to see how they would look with the pet blocks that I already framed with two borders. As I made the FG blocks, one at a time, I realized that I would not use the No-Waste method… and still not waste the triangles that are trimmed. I started making 11/2 inch blocks with the triangles. There are different possibilities for using these HST in other projects…or maybe not.
Anyway, it was fun making them along with the Flying Geese.

These small HST blocks could make interesting border strips or large squares.

I still have 21 more FG to make.
Taking a break for now.

11 thoughts on “Floral Pets~Day 4

  1. This is going to be a gorgeous quilt. You are brave to tackle a whole flock of Flying Geese — I also struggled with them and ended up using the paper based method
    to make wonky Flying Geese. A contradiction I know, but it worked!

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