I've been working on a couple of pillows lately and although an enjoyable project, I'm surprised at the amount of time these are taking. I thought that their relatively small size (24" x 24" each) would make for a quick, one day project but that is truly not the case. With quilting, backing, zippers and binding to go, I'm sure that I have another full day of sewing ahead of me.
This is a typical flying geese pattern, with alternating rows of neutral geese and colored (pink, green and brown) geese. The differing rows produce the chevron look that I think will be even more pronounced when quilted accordingly.
Accuracy when piecing flying geese has never been my strong suit, so much so that I have resorted to using paper foundations in order to achieve uniform points. I find this to be a no fail method although a likely contributor to the consumption of time that caught me off guard.
Nothing like an accurate point however, definitely worth the effort.
Isn't it amazing how much time "little projects" can take? I agree--I have made about 15 mugrugs and they take FOR-ever--what with the binding and all (my least fave part!!). But your pillow is so pretty and the points match beautifully--perhaps I need to paper piece as my points never quite, quite get together (RONTFLOL)...Julierose
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