I dislike wasting fabric. I'm one of those who will sew back together the little triangles you cut off if you do the 'Connector Corner' method for making flying geese, and the triangles you trim when joining binding. Hey, don't laugh; I made a cute mug rug last winter with binding ends:
|Well okay and a teeny-tiny cow head in a 4-patch|
So could I use this method to yield four sets of identical 2-colour wings flying geese? I believe I could.
With a little thinking, (quilting is so good for a menopausal brain!) I figured if I cut the squares on the diagonal first, and placed them opposite each other back in square alignment, I just might get this to work. I pinned each HST carefully in place, and sewed very carefully 1/4" from the cut edge.
|The quilt inspector Bella kept a very close eye on this experiment.|
|Yep, with the little Steamfast iron, cannot sing its praises enough, as you know! (affiliate link there)|
If you are here to check this out for making Block 123, then you need to cut your background square at 4 1/4" and two of each red at 2 3/8".
Here are this week's blocks, perched on my beloved new granite countertop 😃:
Affiliate links ahead: Thanks again so very much for buying stuff through my links last weekend for the pretty amazing Craftsy sale. There is a pretty sweet sale on hundreds of classes starting tomorrow, and lasting through the weekend.
I feel it is my duty (I do!) to let you know Connecting Threads also has a pretty terrific sale on right now too: 20% off orders $60 and over. Their 104" wide backing fabric is still on sale at 25% off as well, and tools are up to 50% off...all in all, some tempting treats out there for sure!