This week I tried my hand at flying geese. I followed these instructions from Kristin at Sisters and Quilters, using four 10-inch layer cake squares (two solids and two prints), which sewn together produced a 14 x 14 inch block. There’s also a handy chart that tells you the size of block you should start out with to produce different sizes of finished quilt. The method she describes to build the blocks is really quick and efficient so it was a nice confidence builder!
This is my first attempt at a Drunkard’s Path block / curved piecing. Could definitely use some more practice, and it definitely takes a steady patient hand at the machine, but it wasn’t quite as difficult as it’s often made to be. I used this really clear tutorial from Mack and Mabel, and there was only thing I did differently. Knowing that precision is not really my strong suit, in the section that describes making the concave pieces smaller, I drew the trim lines on with a pencil, then trimmed them only after the two parts were sewn together. (Then squared up the whole thing – all four quadrants – at the very end.)