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quilty fun sew along & blog tour: week 5

Welcome welcome to Week Five of the Quilty Fun Sew Along by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet and Fat Quarter Shop!  I was positively tickled when I got an invitation to play along. :)

If you're sewing along you've already visited the previous blogs on this tour to get your weekly assignments.  If not, you can check out Kerry's apples here, Amy's stars here, Rachel's Courthouse Steps here and Nanette's Baskets here.  You can also find a whole lotta inspiration on the Flickr Group ... tons of eye candy over there I tell ya!  If you're new to this sewalong, check here for all the details ... there's prizes every week, you know.  

So let's get to Row Five, shall we?

Flying Geese.  That is your assignment this week.  You'll find the instructions on page 26 of Lori's book and you can download the companion PDF here.

Now before I go on, I have a few things to say about flying geese.  I've made a lot of them over the years.  As in like a LOT a lot of 'em.  And I've made them with pretty much every method known to quilterkind.  So when I tell you that Lori's book has my favourite method of all time, I mean it.  There is no waste, no exposed bias edges ... I don't have to trim them to the correct size (which I almost always need to do) ... love it.

Not only that, but Lori somehow managed to make this method even easier and more accurate than I thought possible!  I love learning things that make my quilting life easier.  :)  One of her super smart tips requires a tool I don't own (but I have it on VERY good authority that Santa will be putting one in my stocking this year). 

It's December already (I know!) and I'm in the mood for a little festive colour.  So here are my super cute blocks in scrappy reds and whites.  I'm calling these my Christmas geese.  And these little fellas are ... well ... little! 

And now for this week's prize.  Fat Quarter Shop will be giving away two sets of Creative Grids Square Rulers, which include the 2 1/2", 3 1/2", 4 1/2" AND 5 1/2" rulers ... PLUS a package of their new Alphabitties!

So hurry up, go make your flying geese, and then upload them to the Flickr Page!  I'm dying to see them :)

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Reader Comments (19)

I love your Christmas geese, they are darling!
December 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia
OH NO...I already submitted my wish list to Santa and didn't add those rulers. I would love to have them. Your geese are A. DOR. A. BLE!
December 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristy
Thank YOU for some Monday morning red and white eye candy! :)
Prettiest little flying geese ever!
December 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterA Little Blue Dragonfly
I can't wait to start week 5. This is so fun! I'm very intrigued now about Lori's method and the tool for making these flying geese.

Beautiful and inspiring pictures you've got here. Thank you!

Amber Johnson
Gigi's Thimble
December 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteramber
You are killing me with the photos. Honestly. What's that little hello kitty box? And holy cow I better get myself a ruler box. And make some darling geese!!
December 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpam
What a darling post. Love the red and white.
December 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenternanette
I love Blog Hopping every Monday for this SAL. I'm seeing blogs I've never seen before. Nice to share in the Quilty Fun!
December 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMary Crowther
Love your Christmas geese, so cute! I love your blog and look forward to what you share with us next.
December 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharon
Your geese are adorable!!!
December 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTerry
Your flying geese are perfection as always, this is from the Lazy Girl Flying Geese Ruler, it has been around forever, I have used it always with good results. I love those 1" rulers too!!!
This should be one adorable quilt!
December 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie Nyquist
I'm so glad you chose red and white (patriotic perhaps?) for your geese. Such a striking combo! With your festive reds and the snow (finally) falling here, I now believe Christmas is coming.
December 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather (mtl)
How do you get your blocks pressed so flat ???
Do you have a pet elephant step on them?
Those little red and white geese are so darn cute and rulers for prizes!!!
Yipee we all can use rulers ... Of course I hope to be choose
but if someone else is good for her
Benicia ca
December 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterColleen
Love your geeseā€¦but I so have to make myself that ruler box!!!!!
December 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle
How super cute are those Christmas geese! Love your choice of colors!
December 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChrista
Your photographs are just the BEST in the world! Such a fun, pretty blog. Love your flying geese!
December 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarb
Love your geese! And you're pictures are fabulous!
December 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSusan
Love your color choices. I am a big fan of Creative Grid rulers and would love to have these squares.
December 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLinda C
Love the geese. Lori's method is very interesting. Can't wait to try it!
December 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdeb w.
just love the little ruler boxy thing
December 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkathy

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