Thursday, July 15, 2010

Another giveaway! Flying Geese success!

*giveaway is now closed.  Thank you!*

Time for a little giveaway! I started a group on flickr a while ago with all kinds of flying geese inspirations and instructions. I just wanted to group everything together after I had researched a lot for a flying geese pattern. I had no idea there were so many techniques or how popular flying geese are. But 100 people have enjoyed the group enough to join me! And in celebration of that, I'm giving away some fabric!


flying geese give away


Just some fun fabrics to play with. I think the zig sags could make some amazing flying geese!

So what do you need to do? Just leave a comment saying your favorite thing about flying geese...or your least favorite! And while you're at it, go check out the group...there is some amazing work by so many quilters in that group!

I'm going out of town for a week, so the giveaway will be open until the 27th! Lots of time to enter. Hopefully I'll find lots of fun fabrics and patterns that I just "need" while I'm away! Shh...don't tell my husband. (although he says he now actually reads my blog LOL)

67 comments:

  1. Flying geese are a great way to showcase different fabrics. The zigzag fabric is neat!

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  2. I love flying geese... never made one myself though! They just seem really really hard. :)

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  3. My very first quilt had flying geese in it. They were a great thing to start with. I love that flying geese can be arranged in so many different ways to create different looks! And I love that fabric, I have my fingers, and my eyes crossed :)

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  4. I joined a Flying Geese quilt-a-long a few months back but have only had time to make one block. How lame is that?? I do have a whole quilts worth of circular flying geese though, thanks to my quilting bee members :-)

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  5. I enjoy including flying geese in my quilting. My favorite was a small quilt that had an inner border of flying geese in many different fabrics - very scrappy looking.

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  6. Flying geese are one of my absolute FAVES!! I think I even joined your Flickr group already :). Beautiful fabric and thank you for your inspiration. Have a good week away!

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  7. Flying geese is my favorite block! I love how versatile the block is, and have been trying out new ways of assembling them recently. I'm excited about your flicker pool. I haven't seen it before! Very inspiring!

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  8. I love how different they can look - and I'll be honest, I loved your blog that went into the Fat Quarterly contest - I voted for it! And I love my own flying geese in a double circle block. Oops probably not supposed to say that!. X

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  9. I am a member of the flying geese group, but have yet to make any flying geese! My favorite block made with flying geese is the geese in a circle. I love the movement that the circle creates.

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  10. I love flying geese, I usually love triangle blocks in general. My very first quilt was a HST pinwheel quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. I don't exactly know why I like flying geese but I tend to make them alot, I like the way you can use them in so many different configurations to make them into something else.

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  12. I'm about to start on my first Flying geese quilt, and I joined your Flickr group to look at the examples! I like them because they are a lovely simple graphic and they suggest movement. bellgirlsblog {at] gmail [dot] com

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  13. I love flying geese, they help to draw the eye up, down, or across your quilt/project. They are soooooooo effective X

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  14. My quilt club is doing a block with flying geese this month! I love how they look when you hit all those points, they look so complicated to make, but are pretty easy.

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  15. I love the variety of ways they can be used! Starting on my first quilt :)

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  16. I love flying geese for their simplicity. Who knew a mere triangle could be so versatile!

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  17. I LOVE flying geese, I'm making some flying fish at the moment!!! But shhhhhh, it's for a swap partner...

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  18. i love flying geese as well: to make them has something soothing i think :-), cutting off all those dogs ears and getting a perfectly straight piece to work with.
    claudia

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  19. yaaaay Flying Geese! I love traditional ones, but now I'm branching off into some more "improvational" styling and am having lots of fun with them. I still intend on making an all red & white flying geese quilt with all sizes shapes and combinations!

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  20. I love how easy the flying geese are to put together and the zig zag material would look ideal with them

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  21. I love how flying geese create such movement in a quilt! I love looking at the flickr group seeing all of the wonderful creations.

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  22. Like Jenna, I love the movement. I also love where there are a bunch of different sizes. It seems like it's easy to have a whole family of geese :)

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  23. It's been said by your other readers, but the movement, the way they can be configured into SO many different patterns, pinwheels and on it goes. I find them a really easy way to make a quilt that is quick to piece but looks like it's taken much more effort. And using a few wonky ones is just so much fun too.

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  24. One of these days I am going to make a table runner showcasing some special fabrics in the Flying Geese pattern - it is a striking design. Thanks for the chance!

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  25. I love the movement you can create with flying geese. There are just so many variations.

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  26. My least favorite thing about Flying Geese is that I have never made one! My favorite thing is that there are so many wonderful patterns that use them. I'm a little scared of messing them up with wonky cut-off points, so need a push to give them a try.

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  27. I like the variety of quilts you can make with the flying geese.

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  28. I love the motion of the geese as they fly north or south, east or west.

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  29. I love the look of flying geese, but have not yet tried to make this block. I only started quilting last year and am slowly trying new blocks...this one is definetly on my list to try.

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  30. Flying Geese are crisp and clean!

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  31. I haven't tried flying geese yet but it's on my "want to make list!" I love that you can use small bits of fabric and showcase some little prints. I always love the sharp look.

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  32. I love how tidy flying geese look all together. And I love the way they add movement and excitement to a quilt.

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  33. I love that flying geese can be used so many different ways in a quilt. They can be the main attraction or as part of a setting. You can do just long strips or short chunks pointing different ways. Hey, I'm getting inspired just thinking about them now.

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  34. I am new doing these flying geese designs. Learning from the online tutorials makes one realize how versatile this design is! Loving this technique. Enjoy your Flickr and blog!

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  35. I love the simplicity of Flying Geese, but as you say, the infinite patterns that can be made from them! Great blog!

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  36. I have such a hard time with getting my Flying Geese to be square! I need more practice.

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  37. I love all classic blocks, especially flying geese...I love the visual movement.

    I love that zigzag fabric, too!

    Sheree

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  38. I love how many things you can do with Flying Geese, and they can be a good way to use lots of pretty scraps together.

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  39. I like the flexibility of Flying Geese. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  40. I love flying geeses too and I think any kind of striped fabric is awesome with this pattern
    especially love the zigzag print you have

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  41. I've never tried flying geese, but it's on the list:) Thanks for the chance to win!

    Very nice blog:)

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  42. I like the look of flying geese but have never attempted to make them....I'm totally going to have to sign on and see all these amazing pics!!

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  43. My favorite thing about flying geese is how versatile they are, from border or sashings to main blocks, to accents here and there. It doesn't hurt that they are so easy to make!

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  44. I have just started experimenting with flying geese! They are really fun to work with :)

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  45. I've always wanted to try a Flying Geese quilt. I'm a pretty new quilter, but I've been a little intimidated by them, because they look so...intricate. I may have to give it a shot here if you guys are saying they're easy!!

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  46. I love flying geese! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  47. I love flying geese. It is such a great graphic design. The possibilities are endless.

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  48. I like how simple they are! I was really nervous on how to make them and what not but they are surprisingly easy!

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  49. i love the various geometric shape it can produce. i love this tree quilt "http://www.flickr.com/photos/68316627@N00/2721579074/in/pool-flying_geese"
    thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  50. I have never made a quilt with Flying Geese, but everytime I see one, I just love the way they look flying around the borders. I would love to win your fabric giveaway.

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  51. I have never used the flying geese pattern but they are really cool looking.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Colleen
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  52. I guess the think I like the least about flying geese is tha that they involve triangles.
    Beautiful fabric.

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  53. I made my first and last, but not the least gees in a Xmastable topper.
    Thanks for tha chance. I like these fabrics very much.

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  54. I have only done flying geese once, and they were in a circle to surround a mariner's compass. I can't say I enjoyed making them all that much, but they look spectacular now--so I guess my fave thing is how good they look once they're all done!

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  55. wow! super cute fabric!
    i never made flyinggees but they look beautiful to me and i think that they would be one of my favorites
    i just love the way they look
    thanks!

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  56. I liked flying geese even before I started quilting. I saw the design in a knitting pattern and was struck by the clean lines and the graphic nature of the shape. Those are some really cute fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante[at]comcast[dot]net

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  57. I have never done geese! I am anxious to try yet so scared!!! It seems a little intimidating

    Tracy
    dawson.tracy35@yahoo.com

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  58. I found out a tip from another quilter about flying geese and making them lie flatter. Press the first seam up towards the smaller piece and the second seam down towards the larger piece. I think it works great.

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  59. I like flying geese when I can get them to fly the way I want them to!=) I think that they can really be put together in so many interesting designs!

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  60. My first quilt was a sampler and the flying geese block was my favorite. I love how they come together so quickly without even cutting triangles...just sew and chop off the excess!

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  61. I have made a few flying geese here and there, using different methods..... I think these fabrics would make a great geese quilt!

    Thanks for the give away

    SheilaC

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  62. I love the way it looks. Also, when I was younger, my mom was working on a flying geese quilt for my brother and I remember the times that we would just sit there and talk as she cut it out and I helped her quilt it!
    babyfickas@gmail.com

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  63. I'm planning my first quilt of flying geese. Thanks for starting the flickr group. I'm pretty excited to get inspired there.

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  64. I love flying geese. I made my first a few weeks ago and now everything has geese in it. They looked so complicated but with the correct instructions I soon realised my mistake. I especially love the fact that you make four in one go.

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  65. I'm always drawn to "flying geese" and I want to make some one day even if just in a border. Maybe these fabrics could be my inspiration.

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  66. I love that there are so many ways to do flying geese. Me? I'm still doing a bit of trial and error. But most seem to have their favorite way :) This will give me some practice!
    Thanks!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  67. that zigzag fabric would be beautiful in the flying geese pattern! I have never made one myself but it's on my list of things to do next!

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