Thursday, August 11, 2011

Flying Geese & Other Sundry Stuff!


Darn those 'Gap' Caps!  The knitting needles are flying around, using up that stash yarn that has been nicely aged!  You'll never see this cap on this head--used purple!!  Nothing else needs to be said..............of course, there are lots of 'purple' people out there and this cap will look nicely on one of their heads.  Boy, "green head" is sure missed when a model is needed!
Using two different colors of yarns makes a world of difference in the look.
Not only has this yarn been aging, but the pattern as well.  This is a super kids hat pattern from a favorite designer--Woolly Wormhead.  Was a quick knit.
And now to the flying geese part of this blog.  This is a easy way to create those critters--no bias edges either to work with--one large square and two smaller ones with a diagonal line drawn 1/4" on either side of the center.
Sew down each side of the line and then cut between the sewn lines.
Who cares if you cut straight?
Oh, look--two hearts appear after the seams are pressed towards the light.
Add another one of those squares to the pointy end of the heart and sew again.
Chain stitching is good!
Cut between the lines and look--you have those pesky flying geese flying straight off the board!
And we add those flying geese to the top of the larger 4.5" square and we have the finished 48 blocks to this mystery quilt pattern sponsored by Lyn Brown on her website.  Now, we wait for clue #4 to be posted on August 17th--We are ahead of the game for once.
All the pieces are cut, pressed and ready to be appliqued onto the eighth block from Bunny Hill Designs  "Henrietta Whiskers"
Okay, back to another one of those 'Gap' Caps.......................................................










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