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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Goosey Goosey Gander...

I am not sure if I can class last night's FPPFTT as a success or not.

Now if you had told me a couple of months ago I would be able to make a circle of flying geese without going completely potty in the process, I would not have believed you.

I think I unpicked 2 seams in the whole 12.5" block, however there are holes!

I was a little miserly in the cutting of my white fabric.  Although Katy says to cut 1/2" seam allowances, I cut a few narrower to use up some scraps.  I paid the price.  I also needed to use a better light; I have just remembered that I used a small desk light previously, but last night in my eagerness I just used the lamp in the corner and it really didn't help.

So excuses out of the way, what do you think...



A closer look at the oops...



and perfection...?



I am definitely going to try and do this again very soon; that 4th, purple quarter was a cracker, and it is already niggling me that I didn't re-do the first red section. 

I think all in all it was a pretty good first attempt.  Thank you Katy for getting me playing with the birds x

34 comments:

  1. wow, well done, thats very impressive!

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  2. Yay, well well done for tackling it, and it's all a learning experience, so the 'oops' bits are just features ;o)

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  3. Your geese are lovely. Sheila told me to use some fray check or patch the holes or both. Next time you will be fine, I hope you try again soon.

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  4. I think it's pretty incredible for your first try! I probably would have done the same thing, with using scraps. I love the fabrics you chose for your pieces, too!

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  5. I think you've done a great job! Your birds are just not flying in a tight formation!! Practice makes perfect!

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  6. You did a fantastic job! Big pat on the back! Well done you :)

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  7. It looks great! No one would even know about the mistakes!

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  8. impressive first time .............not done mine yet !!

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  9. It looks great! I always oversize my fabrics and end up wasting loads.

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  10. I make holes like that too but if you quilt over them enough I'm sure it doesn't matter too much....does it?

    oops!

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  11. It looks great, fabulous for your first ever attempt. If you hadn't taken an extreme close up or said anything, I would never have noticed the holes.

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  12. OMG I think you are showing off now!!!! xx

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  13. That is a fabulous first attempt! I love it! The mistakes are barely noticeable. :o) xo

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  14. I think you did quite well

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  15. Oh that is so cool! Katy's tutorials are still on my to do very soon list - who cares about the holes in the first one, how else do we learn? I hope my first try turns out that well ;o)

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  16. Looks great save for the oooopsies!! Remember next time to follow the instructions perfectly!! =D

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  17. Oh those pointy points are delicious! Gorgeous geese! Jxo

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  18. Love LOVE your fabric choices. Those birdies are tricky, huh? Also loved all the cool words/phrases in this post: going completely potty, niggling, cracker. Made me smile.

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  19. I love that block, one day when I'm brave I am going to have a go. Your first attempt 'isn't too shabby" as my boys would say! Di xo

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  20. the "oops" are what you learn from! i love your color choices!

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  21. I think it looks great! A nice first try!

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  22. It looks awesome!! Sure you can fudge those holes somehow! I so need to do this series, Katy's tutorials are great. It's on the list!!

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  23. Awesome, especially with the oops :-) (yay!! Hads can f*up too!!! lol xxx)

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  24. What do I think? WOW! Couldn't do it a couyple weeks ago and now look at you. You're going great guns girl :)

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  25. My goodness how did you get your head around that?? Very pretty!

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  26. I'm with Sarah - awesome block and awesome that you are not perfect. Makes meeting you in June slightly easier! ;-P By which point you will be able to churn out these blocks blindfolded but that's besides the point.

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  27. I'm impressed!
    Fugli in all it's glory?
    I think this pattern would be so cool if you used black instead of the white. Those geese would pop.

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  28. I think it's great - take a well-deserved bow!!

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  29. Well done!! At least you know why the oopsies happened and if you used a bit of fray check and interfacing on the back it would make a great mini - I think you deserve a round of applause *clapping and cheering*

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  30. I need to make this block, have always admired it.

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  31. i think you did a smashing job for your first go! good work!

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