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April 24, 2020



I found my flying geese blocks sometimes turning out wonky, so I purchased the Creative Grids flying geese tool about a year ago. However, it's still wrapped in the cellophane that it came in, so.... I can't really comment on how useful it is. But I do like to make most blocks oversize and then trim them down.
You will definitely want to keep that beautiful quilt on your bed to admire. So much work went into it.
Our weather has warmed up and while walking the last two evenings, we've come across deer grazing along the side of the trail. What a treat to see them. Such beautiful animals.
Have a great weekend.


Oh, that is going to be wonderful.


I love the look of the flying geese border. Your quilt is fabulous and will be loved for years to come. I just used blocloc for 1/2 square triangles and loved the ease and results. I have been working on economy blocks this week and since I don't have a math brain I have found Deb Tucker's ruler very helpful. Any gadget that helps my piecing and makes my life easier I am all for. Happy Spring, enjoy that sunshine!

Stephani in N. TX

My best recollection of a quilt show quilt that made me decide I had to start quilting was a flying geese quilt that was easily queen or king size, pretty much in the colors you are using presently. The size of the geese was fair but I'm sure not over 6 inches. It was so graphically striking, I can still recall it. One of these days....

Mary Kastner

Your quilt top is just wonderful and the flying geese border looks good. Lots of work in this top for sure. Have a wonderful weekend with our nice warm weather. Be well and be safe!

T Holzer

Look at those gorgeous flying geese! Beautiful, Nicole.

Debbie R.

Your geese are gorgeous and really add to the quilt. Have a nice weekend!


I think your flying geese border is going to look great on your quilt! Please share when you have it all done!


The flying geese border will be a nice frame for your blocks! I use Monique's Fit To Be Geese rulers as well as her Fit To Be Quarters to square up. About a year ago I bought Doug Leko's Simple Folded Corners rulers & love them! No more drawing lines for HST's & 'snowball' corners!! I feel sorry for your husband's hay fever suffering. I have it during hay season right outside my door & it's no fun. Have a nice weekend. Stay well!

Cathy McMann

My doctor recently alerted me to what has been a miracle drug for my hayfever - Flonase. It is a nasal spray that you use once a day for up to 2 months. Doesn't need a prescription and you can use it along with oral medication for allergies. It has worked great for me.

Jody Randall

Looks like a lot of work but so worth it in the end. I just finished my Blockheads 1 quilt a month ago. Had finally gotten it to the quilter and then bound. Hung behind our bed.


Love your choice Nicole on the flying geese!!! Monique’s flying geese rulers are terrific and reasonable!!! Have a great weekend!

Colleen Gander

I think it may have been inspiration from your blog and Carrie Nelson that spurred my love for the flying geese block. I also use Monique's ruler with a little addition. I think it was Carrie who suggested the trick of a small stack of post-it notes in the V of the ruler to align with the seams when trimming. It is my version of a poor man's Block loc that is one size fits all.

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