Another month of summer sewing under our belts! In May my girls created their own first Kids Quilt Round Robin block, and in June they worked on their first partner's block. Norah (her mom Katie blogs at SwimBikeQuilt) sent us her flying geese row for her quilt and asked for something very similar. We used a blue ikat she had sent along, and added some of our own stash, and voila!
One of my favorite things about making flying geese is that they create a lot of mess - a lot of "goose poop" as Daisy at WarmFolk calls it ; ) Fortunately, that mess is very handy for other projects. Whenever I sew geese or any block with triangle corner trimmings, I try to remember to sew a second seam 1/2" away from what's called for and then as I trim each corner, I end up with a tidy stack of HSTs ready to go.
So after the girls sewed their primary seams, I took the stack and sewed a second seam back across the whole batch, and once squared up, the "poop" was the perfect size for creating a 16" throw pillow cover. Now my lonely Pantone pillow has a mate and my front porch has the definitive "a quilter lives here" look.
What do you do with your triangle trimmings??
Have another good suggestion for making use of the scraps?
P.S. Not familiar with what the Kids Quilt Round Robin is exactly? It's a chance for a small group of kids to try their hand at collaborative quilt making. Each child is making a starting block for their quilt, then sending it to three others to have them add on. Once all four blocks are complete, everyone will gets theirs back, and assemble them into quilts. We'll be hosting a blog hop in November to show off the finishes, but you can follow along now on Instagram using #kidsquiltroundrobin to see what everyone's working on month to month.
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