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?
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 :)