Nested Flying Geese

(4 hours, household sewing machine)

With my Nested Flying Geese approach, I have tried to add a contemporary, even modern twist to the traditional and very popular Flying Geese block.
Originally, I developed this pattern for my quilt “Diversity Rocks” – but there are numerous ways of using this fun block.
The nested geese are pieced from 2.5” fabric strips combined with a neutral background fabric.
You can either use the set of cutting templates provided in class or bring your triangle cutting ruler that is suitable for working with 2.5” strips.

Use a precut roll of fabrics or cut your own strips from stash fabric.
Depending on the brightness of your geese fabrics, your background fabric should be either a very light or a very dark one.

 

Rosetta – Constructing a Center Motif

(2 or 3 hours, hands-on, longarm machine)

At times, our projects require unique motifs to be quilted in certain areas with more less specific dimensions – e.g. a center medallion or a repetitive motif for an Irish Chain or Double Wedding Ring top. And ever so often you don‘t find a suitable template or stencil in your stash.
In this class you will learn how to use rulers, a few reference lines and your imagination to easily construct simple or more complex, larger or smaller center motifs that are exactly what you have been looking for for a given quilting project.