It's almost the end of the year! I can't seem to understand how that happened so quickly.
I think it doesn't feel like Christmas because I usually make a lot of Christmas presents. This year we have chosen to donate to charity in lieu of giving each other gifts so that has freed up a lot of my sewing time. As a consequence I have jumped, yet again, into Bonnie Hunter's December Mystery. I have kept up this year for the first time ever! This is step 4:
128 flying geese sewn into pairs. I learned that my previous belief that I was a good quilter was completely dashed by these geese! I cut carefully, I sewed slowly and carefully and STILL they came out wonky. I made them using quarter triangles and half-square triangles. Since I sew TONS of half-square triangles, I figured that the bias edges wouldn't give me any trouble. I was so wrong. :-(
I know they look right in this photo - they have all their points - but too many of them are just a bit too small or a bit stretched looking. SIGH.
Tomorrow I'll post about a different method after I make some samples tonight. All I know is they can't turn out any worse.