Before I get into the real meat (assuming there is anything worth reading), I wanted to give you the link for one of my favorite ways for making flying geese. It’s here. Requires a little math but the flying geese come out real nice.
One more tip on this block . . if you’ll press the seam allowances on the half square triangles towards the light fabric instead of towards the dark fabric, the seams will butt or nest and it will be so much easier.
I do believe it’s harder to make a pretty scrap quilt than it is to make the quilts I normally make . . with just 4 or 5 fabrics. If I was a giving up kind of girl, I’d give up but . . I’m not giving up. All you folks who make beautiful scrap quilts are saying “what’s so hard?” Well, sit back, keep reading, and I’ll try to explain it.
I don’t know what I was thinking. I guess I was thinking if I made each block using the same color family, it would be ok. I’d have a green block, a blue block, a red bock . . or two of each but I failed miserably. My first block was green.
It’s all blendy. Not good.
Then I said . . heck with this . . I’ll just make them all different and all I was going to do the same was put yellow centers.
Better but the green in the top right half square triangle is too light.
From a distance, they look worse! I guess this is how you learn. The plan is that I will make the centers all yellow, the four rectangles a medium/dark and everything else will be darkish. We’ll see how that goes.
One thing . . they are coming out so neat . . even if they’re ugly! 🙁
I haven’t given up . . I’ll make more blocks. I’m going to figure this all out.