For the mystery quilt that will be beginning in June, just a little preliminary info here:
There are flying geese and there are half square triangles. There aren’t tons of half square triangles, like some quilts I’ve done, but there are enough that if you don’t like half square triangles, this may not be the quilt for you. You’ve been warned! 🙂
For those not familiar with the method in which I make half square triangles, I cut them 1″ larger than the finished size (vs. the method of cutting 7/8″ larger which is recommended by many) and then trim them to the perfect size. I find it easier to see the 1″ line than the 7/8″ line on the ruler and, I don’t have to worry about distorting them while pressing because I press before trimming.
For the flying geese, we’re going to be using Patti Anderson’s No Waste Method. I’ve been using this method for a while now and I like it a lot. Also, I’ve used this method in my classes lately and almost everyone prefers it. I recommend that you practice a few flying geese using this method to determine if you’re going to like this method.
When I give the cutting instructions, I will make a note as to which pieces will be used for flying geese or half square triangles and if you don’t want to use my method, you will know right off the bat to wait and see what size the units will be and then cut your pieces to fit your preferred method.
My top is made and I love it! I hope you will too. It’s so hard not to show you but if I showed you . . it wouldn’t be a mystery, would it? 🙂