Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Happy Go Lucky Progress


The Happy Go Lucky Sew-along is winding up and I have finished the blocks set out in the pattern. I’m going to be making it wider than the original so I still need to possibly add in a few more blocks. Sharon’s been giving us alternative blocks every week as we go through so I’ll be heading back through those to pick out some extras.

To finish up we made flying geese and sawtooth stars. I’ve always dreaded making flying geese and so I lashed out and bought an EZ Flying Geese ruler. You can make geese from 2 to 6 ½ inches finished with this tool and everything is cut from a strip of fabric, cut the corners off and the pieces fit nice and snugly together for simple sewing. And they turn out perfectly.

Along with the hera marker I think this is a great little tool. Have you got a favourite?



  1. I've been wanting a flying geese ruler, but I've been frozen by all the choices! Thanks for the recommendation - I've put this on my list! The only thing I didn't enjoy about the HGL sampler was trimming flying goose blocks to size! I ended up doing the long stretches of geese by foundation piecing, to get them right, but for the sawtooth stars, it was mostly the 'no waste' method, which requires trimming.

  2. I'm just starting on my Happy Go Lucky blocks, having just cut out the fabrics for the first two weeks. I hope it goes quickly because I want to see it all together! Your blocks look wonderful. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss!

  3. wonderful fabrics - it will be fun