Tonight I finally got a chance to finish block #5 designed by Kaye at Miss Print. This block is called Geesey-McNinePatch, I love it.
Piles and piles of geese in this one:
Okay so I made several mistakes in this one. I had never done flying geese using this no waste method, and while I think I like it much more I was distracted.
My first mistake:
See how you can see the full point on some geese and not others? Well that’s because I didn’t read the directions correctly and cut all of the green squares to 2.5” instead of 2.375”. No big deal right? I can just trim them down to size, this was fine in theory until I realized I was 8 geese short, I hadn’t cut enough of either of the geesey fabrics, and at this point my remaining orange blossom fabric was only 4.25” wide. Which is exactly what the directions said….that’s when I realized I cut the first blocks to 4.5” by 4.5”. Anyhow, all of this is a really confusing way of saying that some of these were cut to the wrong size and the result is non-uniform geese! But I didn’t have enough fabric left to start over, so it is what it is!
I like to call this one “geese flying the wrong way: revisited”. Apparently I need to triple check before I sew.
After more fun times with my seam ripper all is right with the world again:
Well you know, except for all those wonky geese.
I’m looking forward to block 6 tomorrow and putting Geesey-McNinePatch behind me.