Rainbow Row Along {Row #1}

Is the summer zipping along way too quickly for all of you as well?  I have had so many projects going on this summer that I feel like I haven’t had time to enjoy the summer and time with my girls.  I just finished up the binding on a magazine quilt(the third one since June!–you can see a peek of it with my crazy dog Lilli–she always finds herself a cozy nest).  I feel like I have a little bit of time to breath. =)

I finished up the first row on Elonie’s Rainbow Rows quilt.  For those of you interested in rowing along, here are Row #1 details.

Fabrics: 2/3 yard of Raspberry Pure Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics & 2/3 yard Moda Bella PFD White.

From the Raspberry fabric cut 3 strips 6 1/2″ x WOF, subcut into 32 rectangles 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″

From the White fabric cut 6 strips 3 1/2″ x WOF, subcut into 64 squares 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

We are going to be making 32 flying geese units.  I am sure many of you are familiar with this method for making flying geese without having to cut any triangles.  Many of you probably draw a diagonal line across the back of each square when using this method–however here’s a little time saving tip.

If you draw a line(or use a bit of cute washi tape) to make a line straight down from your needle like so:

 Then you can line up the points of your square and keeping the points lined up with the line you drew sew a perfect diagonal line:

This is a great method to use for smaller pieces and will save a lot of time!

After completing 32 flying geese measuring 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″,

Sew them together into a long row.  The row will measure 6 1/2″ x 96 1/2″  The finished quilt will be 83″ x 96″–a full sized quilt.

Hope you are enjoying your Wednesday and staying cool!

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12 Responses

  1. Sunshine says:

    Thanks, this just saves a lot of time!
    Sunshine’s Sewing School

  2. Carla says:

    Simply gorgeous. That’s a lot of geese ; )

  3. Diana Nelson says:

    Love flying geese. Once you get the hang of doing flying geese they become so easy. Love your way of doing them as it really saves a lot of time. Also love the bright pink you’ve used.

  4. Jeanne Marie says:

    LOVE this yes there is a lot of geese a flying, lol this looks like fun and the color such an lovley color, HUGS Jeanne

  5. Sarah Schraw says:

    What a pretty ironing board cover!

  6. Jessica C says:

    I DO love flying geese!

  7. Jody says:

    I want to see more!! as always 🙂

  8. amanda rose says:

    Beautiful! You have so many cute tips and tricks.

  9. Radha says:

    Thanks for your tutorial. Will certainly try out this method for Flying geese Quilt.

  10. maria Filomena says:

    Cara senhora,

    muito obrigada por mais esta dica….

    abraços de Maria Filomena

    Dear lady,

    thank you for this tip more.
    hugs Maria Filomena

  11. Benee D. Ketchum says:

    How do I print the month by month instructions from your web link. Our quilters guild, New Mexico Quilter’s Association has permission to use this pattern for an internal, personal ‘block of month’ project for its members.
    Thank you.

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