Tuesday, January 19, 2016

More Lazy Bum Flying Geese and the no waste method - Building Blocks Tuesday

For Celine

More Lazy Bum flying geese blocks are finished!  These are for Celine over at Esprit Patch.  She has a lovely blog and frequently links up to Building Blocks Tuesday, so go check out what she has finished up this week.

For Celine

Celine's instructions for these blocks involved the No Waste Method of making flying geese.  I've tried out this method before.  Who can resist no waste?  Last time I used this method, my geese didn't turn out very accurate.  I assumed at the time that it was because I insisted on pressing my seams open even though the instructions said not to; however, this time I pressed toward the dark, and still had a similar problem.   The "sky" part of my geese are the right length, but the geese side of the rectangle is a tiny bit short.  I was still able to make the blocks and they are within my usual parameters for accuracy, but aren't perfect.  I have far better accuracy when I use the usual rectangle and 2 squares method for making geese.  Sure, there is waste (you get 2 HST's to use later) but at least my geese are the proper size all around.  There is also no trimming in my usual method whereas in the no waste method, you trim up the sky side.  "Trim" is a four letter word, you know.  I suppose it is an inevitable action though.

In other news, it looks like I will not be "bee-less" this year after all!  Even though my We Bee With It group has decided not to renew for the first 6 months of this year, I was made an honorary Canadian in the We Bee Canadian group.  I look forward to seeing what these ladies have me make during the next few months.

What blocks have you working on this week?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.

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  1. I am sure they are perfect Jen and I can't wait to see them. Thanks for making the blocks for me and thanks for the shout out!

  2. liking these blocks and now understand about trim and why it gets me cross at times!

  3. Your blocks turned out great.

    My guild is doing a flying geese exchange, so now we're all on the hunt for flying geese block ideas.

  4. this sound like fun and I love your block.

  5. It took me ages to work out the differences in the blocks, but I think I can see how they fit together, they look great!


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