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WEEK 3 – Rainier Echoes Quilt Along – Flying Geese

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Welcome to Week 3 of the Rainier Echoes Quilt Along! This week we will be making ALL of the flying geese units needed for our quilts.

You can feel free to make your flying geese units with the method you prefer. The pattern comes with instructions to make them with the 4 at 1 time no waste method. I love this method because it is so quick! If you have never used this method before, you may want to try it out on some practice scrap fabric.

When I started out quilting, I was very nervous about make the Flying Geese unit, so I would opt to use two half square triangles and sew them together instead.
The benefit to using a Flying Geese, is that you don’t have a seam down the middle of your pretty fabric! Less seams equals less sewing! Each time you make them they get easier and easier.
Tips for making 4 at 1 time flying geese:
* Go slow when sewing for accurate seams
*Use an accurate scant 1/4 inch seam
* Make sure to read ALL the instructions and look at the diagrams closely
* Finger press your seams open before using your iron, making sure the seam is a straight as possible.
* Press seams without steam if possible (Dry iron)
* When Pressing, press down with out motion. Moving your iron around a lot can distort your flying geese

LIVE VIDEO

Join me today, April 22nd at 10 am PDT (West Coast USA) for a LIVE video in my Facebook Group to go over WEEK 3 – making our flying geese units!

You can watch this in my Facebook Group or on Instagram! If you can’t make it LIVE, that’s ok! I will save it to the Facebook group and upload it to my YouTube channel!

QUILT ALONG EMAILS

SIGN UP FOR THE WEEKLY EMAILS! (This email ONLY has information about the quilt along)

This quilt pattern will be 15% OFF thru the end of the quilt along.

Paper Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (International)

How do I participate?
You can join my Facebook group to post your weekly photos or you can post your weekly photos on Instagram with the hashtag #RainierEchoesQAL

HOW DO YOU ENTER THE WEEKLY GIVEAWAY?
Post a photo with the current weeks prompt on Instagram with the hashtag #RainierEchoesQAL or post the photo in the quilt along group!
I will pick a random winner from the photos on the first day of the next week!

WEEK 3 GIVEAWAY!!!

Post a photo of all your flying geese in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM with the hashtag #RainierEchoesQAL

Stash Fabrics is donating a mystery bundle of Kona Cotton
AND You can save 10% on your next order with the coupon: WELCOMETOSTASH
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The winner will be chosen randomly and will be announced on April 29th!

Quilt Along Schedule
QUILT ALONG OVERVIEW
Week 1 – April 7th – Cut our fabric
Week 2 – April 15th – Half Square Triangles
Week 3 – April 22st – Flying Geese
Week 4 – April 29th – Make 1 of Block 1
Week 5 – May 6th – Make 4 of Block 2
Week 6 – May 13th – Make 4 of Block 3
Week 7 – May 20th – Put the Quilt top together
Week 8 – May 27th – Baste, Quilt and Bind the Quilt

Make sure to join the Facebook Group to post your progress photos and join in the fun!

JOIN FACEBOOK GROUP! (answer join questions)

Happy Quilting!
Andrea