A gaggle of geese! Wow, Bonnie has us working hard to create our own flocks of flying geese. After Bernina Joy reminded me that the Accuquilt Qube dies #4 and #5 can be put together into flying geese units, I decided to use that method rather than the alternate methods on the Quiltville Blog post. It can be a challenge to find time to sew this time of year and I knew that the Accuquilt cutter would really streamline the cutting process. After rough cutting the strips 1/2” wider that the die, the fabric is fan folded until you have up to 6 layers of fabric.
After running it through the cutter, you have up to 24 half square triangles in a matter of moments. The accuracy and speed is such a fabulous way to make the most of your time quilting. I also love that the die cuts the dog ears off the units. Just another way that using my Accuquilt cutter makes the process faster and more accurate than rotary cutting.
With a project like this, I prefer to alternate between the various parts of the process. I do a little cutting, a little sewing and a little pressing. I enjoy the changes and I think it helps add a little variety when you are piecing so many units. Eventually I get a gaggle of geese to add to the final count.
Happy piecing to you until the next clue!
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Twas the night before Friday and all through the studio there is a flurry of activity as I clear my table in anticipation of the second clue. I wonder what it might be this week. The cheery red and white four patches remind me of peppermints and Christmas. The coffee is set and my clothes laid out. I am an early riser by nature and I wake early to begin checking my phone for the next clue.
It seems the world over is urging Bonnie to wake and to post the next clue…this is a testament to the positive power she has near and far...even across the water to Australia.
It’s Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt time and the theme is Good Fortune! What a lovely sentiment….good fortune. I have had the Good Fortune to be surrounded by friends and family both far and near and although the mystery is a special blessing for those whose families are scattered or gone for me it is a Blessing and a time for renewal and reflection.
This is the fourth mystery quilt I have chosen to create in the last 5 years. I took one year off and there are parts of me that still regret that decision. However, my design wall clearly called my name and asked that I finish a few of my own projects…..I completed 4 between Thanksgiving and Christmas...how, it’s a bit of a mystery.
Sunday afternoons mean lazy naps for some, football for others and for me it means cutting time.
I am usually rested and ready to set up my weeks sewing projects. At the end of a work day it’s easy peasy to sew a few seams here and there and by the end of the week I am ready for another Sunday afternoon cutting session.
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