I've gotta say I'm just a bit excited with this one! I think it's because I loved my original idea, and then as I was piecing and laying it out, and even after it was quilted, I fell out of love.
After I pulled it out of the dryer and hung it over the stair rail for a few days, I'm liking it again. My husband noticed it and commented that he liked it!
Here's a post about my original idea. I started out with using color inspiration from the Botanics fabric collection, but using fabrics from my stash. I didn't have any of this collection since I've been trying to use my stash!
Then a few weeks after I posted my idea, I received a mysterious parcel in the mail. I opened it to find a fat eighth bundle of Botanics!!! It was from Cindy at LiveAColorfulLife and she generously decided to share hers with me. I can hardly say how special that was!
At first I wasn't sure if I would add the fat eighth bundle to my stack that I had sitting for this quilt. I decided I would, just mixing them in while keeping all my original fabric pull.
I used most of the fat eight bundle, together with my other fabrics, and I ended up with a quilt that's 50"x63" (after washing). I wouldn't have wanted it any bigger because I was sick of sewing these flying geese units!
I also wrote another post asking for your advice on the layout of these blocks. Thanks for weighing in! After looking at it on my design wall for awhile, I decided to go with four geese the same in a row, instead of changing colors with each goose. I'm really happy with this, although I know the other way would have worked too.
Now for a bit of info:
My method for making these geese was like this tutorial, using Speed Piecing Method B. You'll notice that it gives you the formula to make any size of flying geese. I wanted my geese 2"x4", and those measurements are listed in the tutorial.
I found this method to work very well! My points ended up quite accurate without trying too hard:) And I'll tell you my little secret: I didn't trim those little corners! I hate trimming, although I know it makes for better accuracy and a neater looking back. But I skipped it, and my points still matched up 'almost' perfect!