I have got my flying geese steps worked out to the point I can now get on with making them. I like to be able to do a bunch of one steps at once and then do all of the next step. I am calling this group piecing. With the flying geese, I cut all the squares and put them all together for the first step. This consists of sewing 1/4" to the side of the center mark so I do that on all the blocks, turn them around and sew them all on the other side. I continue this way until I have a whole mess of geese done at once. I don't need to iron one block at a time because they all reach that point together.
Sewing this way has been called strip piecing but that doesn't make sense to me as I am not sewing strips.
This morning, a lady on the Hearts to Hands Yahoo group sent a link to a very simple craft. I stopped the geese for a bit to do a few. I made four circle and will do the next step when watching television this evening. These will make great little Christmas tree or package decorations.
Here is the link:
I think it would be fun to do these in non traditional colours for example blue and white or with plaid fabrics rather than print.
I think I will also try them in different sizes.
Let me know if you make any.