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Guests # 56 we have 2 Guests today -Imagine that...Our first guest Linda with an Oliso IRON Giveaway!


Hi everybody, I'm Linda from Eat, Sleep, Quilt and I'm glad for 
you to see me I Gar-Ron-Tee, as my favorite Cajun chef Justin Wilson used to say.

I've been blogging since November 2010, and I was so pleased 
when Madame Samm asked me to do a post for you today -
 the shear number of giveaways passing through her
 generous hands the last three months boggles the mind! 
The posts and tutorials have been fantastic. 
 What we're doing here is a part of blogging history!

So when she said to me "I wanted to get different 
nationalities to do posts... I want to do a Black artists week,
 and--"  I said "I'm BLACK!  I'm BLACK!  WOOT WOOT!" 
 So here I am, and I want to share one of my favorite
 patterns - paper pieced Crooked Geese.  I've never
 shared this pattern before, but hey - you're a special group!

I learned how to make the Crooked Geese pattern in 
1999, in a class at G Street Fabrics taught by quilt artist 
Donna Radner.  She had some fantastic Crooked Geese
 quilts, this is the one I started during the class and finished in 2006 - eeeek!



If you've visited my blog, you might have seen this one in my 
slide show.  When I finished it I said "Wow, look how
 those geese are steppin' around that quilt!" - so, I named it Goose Steppin'

Looking at the bottom panel, you can easily recognize the geese, but take a look at these two horizontal  strips...

vertical arrangement

horizontal arrangement
These are all Crooked Geese!  They take on a whole different look when you turn them back to back - how fantastic is that? 

It's interesting how that particular arrangement came about ...
 (I know, I know, you want me to get on with it, but you have
 to listen to this little story first ... eat your veggies before dessert!) 
 I had taped a flannel-backed
 tablecloth to my dining room wall to hold the pieces, and every
 now and then a piece or two would fall off.  One morning when
I went into the dining room and found some pieces on the
 floor yet again I went "grrrr!" (or whatever).
  I took the pieces and SLAPPED them back on the wall ... 
when I looked what I'd done, the arrangement had a 3-D effect -
 it looked like a pyramid!  So that's how my idea for the
 back-to-back arrangement came about.  Sometimes a
 good slap is all ya need to get those creative juices going!

Now look at this one...


I staggered the height and slant of each goose and sewed them 
nose-in, using the same light fabric in the background, thus making
 that zig-zag stripe.  I call it my
 "drum" stripe, like you'd see on the side of an African drum.

Now, if you have EQ you can easily make these, just take a 
regular flying goose block and use your editing tool to move the 
"nose" slightly off center, 1/4" at a time... save each block to your library. 
 Keep doing that the full width of the block - left of center and then right of center - and
 save the block each time.  The beauty of this is, when you print the
 foundation pattern you can make them any size you want to, the
 slant of the "nose" depends on the width and height of the block 
you print.  And if you print mirror images, you get twice the number!

If you don't have EQ (or some other program), you can easily 
draw the geese using quarter-inch graph paper. Just draw the 
block to a preferred height and width, then point/anchor the nose
 to the left and right as you wish.  I find a 3" block is a pretty usable size.

In this demo, the blocks are consistently 2" high, but the width 
varies from 2" to 4" - I was planning for a horizontal arrangement. 
 Likewise, if you want to do a vertical arrangement, make your 
width consistent so they'll line up...

This is not really meant to be a grand tutorial on paper piecing, 
and there are lots of tutorials on ways to avoid wasting fabric, 
but this is how I do these geese:

First off, I accept the fact that I will have some waste - I  do  
have more fabric after all!  I cut a generous piece of fabric for the 
center and arrange it on the blank side of the paper so that the
 center part is covered.  Then on the printed "sewing" side I place
 a pin at the beginning and end of the seam...
That helps me see the absolute beginning and absolute end of the seam, then I know I need to make the background piece more than "that" wide to allow for seam allowance and some extra...

right side of goose with second piece positioned
 I place my second (light) piece a bit more than 1/4" above the pin,
 to make sure the sewing line is covered.  The pin isn't holding
 the two pieces together, it's just a marker.  Did you notice the
 fabric changed color? Not to worry, yours will turn out just fine!

 Now on the paper side I sew directly on the line...

sew directly on the line, remove pins as you sew!
 I apologize for the blurred picture, it just wouldn't cooperate!

Then on the paper side I fold at the seam line so that the last piece I
 added is beneath the ruler and trim a 1/4" seam.  You can't see it but the white piece is being trimmed at the same time.  Turn it over and smooth the new piece up at the seam line and press...


As you press, avoid stretching - a lot of your fabric may be on the bias!


Notice the different widths of the blocks above... I was aiming for consistent height, for a horizontal layout.



When I made enough blocks, I trimmed them 1/4" from the seam line printed on the pattern (usually directly on that outer printed line, but I use my ruler) and arranged them in pairs

Here's a tip:  To prevent the piece from shifting when I trim, I use just a
 dab of glue on the edge of the papers and smooth it down; it also adds
 a bit of stability when you sew those bias edges!

Pairs became strips, strips became a border!  In order to get a 28"
 (finished) border all around this quilt, I had to combine the blocks 
so that the total finished length equalled 28".  There are some 4x2"
 blocks, some 2x2", some 3x2" and so forth... I wasn't concerned as long as the finished length was what I needed!


Check out the fun arrangement in the corners....they look like wonky hearts!  To make those I sewed two 2x2" blocks side by side, then sewed them onto a 4x2" block.


Now look at the black and white "drum" strip I used in this one for
 a 2008 Guild challenge.  Noses pointed inward, different heights and slants, 
consistent background fabric.  At that time the presidential campaign was at the forefront
 of the news, so the Guild's challenge was to depict some phase of the
 political process in a quilt.  I appliqued the Democratic donkey onto a medium background and
 surrounded it by stars.  Warrior figures and masks were fussy cut and 
appliqued onto the inner borders - the outer borders were various African fabrics.  Because the warrior figures seemed to be watching the donkey, I named the piece We Got Your Back!

We Got Your Back!


I made this little one in 2000 for two friends in Florida, Ruth and Richard, who loved fishing...

R&R

Crooked geese are used along the top and as free-form "sails" atop the log cabin ocean liner (or whatever it is - I was being creative! ) (do ocean liners have sails???)
  Do you see the fabric in that outer border?  That was the first piece
 of quilting fabric I ever bought, from The Fabric Chest in Glen Burnie,
 Maryland!  The yellow sailboat has "R&R" inscribed on it for "Ruth and Richard" - or rest and relaxation!


and Housing Project  was made for a friend in Atlanta in 2000 ...

Housing Project

It's approximately 11x17, I think, just a little sump'n sump'n.  Notice how crooked geese make the perfect house tops!  

Well, I'm glad I had a chance to share with you today, I hope you can understand use my toot!  If you make a quilt using this technique, please drop me a line, I wanna see it!! 

Good luck on the draw, and drop by to see me at Eat, Sleep, Quilt - I'm there most days!

Sew forth and sew on...
and in honor of our dear Linda and her amazing pyramid geese shaped blocks....

Giveaway today is for everyone...
and LOOK what we have here...

an OLISO IRON
the best of their best.
 The Oliso® TG1600 Pro features Oliso's patented iTouch® technology. Simply touch the handle and the iron lowers, ready to work. Take your hand off and the patented scorchguards lift the iron off the board preventing scorches, burns, and tipping. Less strain and 30% time savings are added benefits to this Smart Iron's 1800 watts of power and horizontal or vertical bursts of steam. The TG1600 Pro features a 30-minute extended auto-shut off for sewers and quilters, a 12.7 oz side fill tank, a beadblast stainless steel soleplate, flat pressing surface, detailer tip, and a 12-foot cord for full range of motion.

IF you would like to win this...
if this has been on your WISH list..!

then leave a comment for Linda..
she asked that you visit but 
no need to follow unless of course
YOU want to. 
Linda's blog

and follow here...
if you would like this lovely iron
in your home.

Big thanks goes out Linda, OLISO and YOU
for being the loveliest visitors in Quilt NET world..
YOU is kind, you is Smart and YOU is important...
to us!


and now for our second featured guest...
2 today and 2 giveaways!

305 comments:

  1. This was a great tut! Thank you ever so much. By the way, should I draw the lucky number this time, just ignore it and give the iron to someone else.

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  2. i have been reading linda's blog for some time ...and always love what she has to share. also...this iron is on my wish list. if i win...yay me! if i don't....that's ok....i love reading about all the different people who are sharing this gifts and talents on here! thanks for putting this all together, madame samm!

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  3. Great tutorial and I loved seeing all the beautiful quilts. Love, love them all!

    Of course I would love to win a new iron. My has hit the floor one too many times. :)

    Thank you for the chance!

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  4. This is why I've loved the last few weeks - I popped over to Linda's blog for the first time, clicked on a tutorial, and now know how I'm going to start my next photo project using scraps! Thanks for introducing so many talented sewers...

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  5. ohh i would love a new iron,thankyou for a chance to win this lovely prize

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  6. Wonderful tutorial - will definitely try this out. I visited Linda's blog & left a message. I'm a follower here & just became a follower there too. I'm registered at Shade Tree Quilting & would love to win this great iron. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  7. I definitely love how sewists show other sewists blogs because it shares everyone's great and wonderful work.

    I am already following here, and I definitely followed Linda's blog. Thanks!!

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  8. All sorts of good ideas, thanks Linda!
    I'm a follower here, and going over to Linda's now.

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  9. I quite like the look of the wonky geese. Thanks Linda for the nifty ideas. I follow here at Sew We Quilt :)

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  10. Love te crooked geese. I would like to try that and it looks so easy too. Thanks.

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  11. I could sew desperately use that iron!! Fingers crossed.....
    emykarr@gmail.com

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  12. Awesome tute and great giveaway. I have wanted this iron for a while.

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  13. I like the 3D look of the pyramids in Linda's quilt! I used to be a sew on the line paper piecer, but I just recently learned a new method and it's wonderful to use the same pattern over and over! My husband also loves the fact, that he's not having to replace the ink cartridge on our printer as often. :)

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  14. Ohhh how I would love to win this iron... a dream iron indeed!
    Love the blogs and wonky geese!
    ~Christina in Cleveland/ Brenis

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  15. OOOOHHHH, I WANT THAT!!!
    emilyfennewald@hotmail.com

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  16. Following your blog is fun and educational. Thanks for all you do.

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  17. Love Linda's blog and this tutorial was such fun and I sure would love to win that iron .I am a follower on this blog Madame Samm ,love it!

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  18. I enjoyed this post. thanks Linda!!

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  19. I just love this work! Very innovative. Thanks Linda for sharing!

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  20. Another wonderful Giveaway
    I am following Stash & Eat, Sleep, Quilt - She has some very unique design techniques for her quilting - Enjoyed the view ;)

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  21. Love the vibrancy and creativity of Linda's quilts...and of course the iron is on my wish list...mine has been sputtering for some time now so may be ready to go to iron heaaven....would be nice to replace it!
    Cheers!

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  22. Very interesting and creative quilts. I've never tried anything quite like that before.

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  23. Enjoyed Linda's post and posts on her blog as well. I've been looking at Oliso irons and would SO LOVE to have one -- my old iron is acting up and could die at any time!

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  24. I don't need this iron until I get a machine, good luck to everyone!!

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  25. This was a great post! I love the housing project quilt! Thanks Linda for sharing! I'm a follower here!
    Thanks to Oliso and Madame Samm!

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  26. I am a wantobe and Michelle from theraspberryrebbits is my Sponser.

    Thanks to Linda! I am following her blog and left her a comment. I love how she addresses her Creative side, the most amazing pieces are developed when we do that!!

    I am a happy follower here too! I love the color of that Beautiful Iron!! I have read here that Oliso Irons are the best!! With sew many other products I have read about here it's on my Wish List too! Thank~You Oliso!!

    Have a Wonderful day Madame Samm, You is also sew Kind, YOU is also sew Smart, and you are sew Important to me my Lovely Blogging Friend!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  27. Love the Crooked Geese pattern. Linda's quilt is so interesting, I could stare at it for hours. I would give my right arm for an Oliso iron (I'm left handed!)!! Have a blessed day!

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  28. Wow Linda - what a completely different look you get when the geese are a little off kilter! I loved the combinations of geese that form brand new blocks - the almost heart particularly. Thanks so much for showing us your work. God has blessed you with much talent! blessings, marlene

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  29. Linda is a new blogger to me but I love her wonky geese and I've become a follower! Of course I follow you and Dawn is my sponsor!

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  30. I love the crooked flying geese! Linda inspired me to try this as star points! The Oliso iron....what can I say...I'm sew excited to see it as a giveaway! It has been on my wish list for sometime now. My husband thinks I'm crazy for wanting an iron that is so expensive! I just have to have one. Here's to hoping! Crossing my fingers...

    Alicia

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  31. I am already a follower here. Thanks for bringing us so many talented artists who have very different approaches to quilting. This is so much fun!

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  32. Great tutorial! I left Linda a comment and am a follower here. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  33. Having loved "wonky" blocks from the beginning (probably because my maternal grandmother's were sometimes slightly wonky!) I love the crooked geese. Linda, you did a great job.

    I visited Linda's blog and left a comment there also.

    Yes this iron IS on my "oh how I wish!" list. So, here is wishing with my fingers crossed!

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  34. Oh I so would love to win a new iron - was just looking at mine earlier in the week - it's looking tired/worn these days!

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  35. These are super cute! I love them!! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  36. What an interesting twist on the geese! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. I love the primitive look of these crooked geese -- love the prize, too! :)

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  38. Love the geese. Thanks for the giveaway. You are such an amazing host.

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  39. Love your quilts Linda! This iron would sew cute on my ironing board! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. Thanks for the inspiration! I left a message and follow at both and love that cute iron! The geese are sweet! thanks again!

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  41. This iron is on my wish list - thanks for the chance to cross it off!!!

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  42. Such a great way to do some funky flying geese. I might try some of these in a baby quilt. I just saw the iron last week at a quilt show and it looks wonderful. Thanks for your generosity.

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  43. Love those crooked geese - steppin out! LOL! I need a new iron, desparately. Thank you for this giveaway!!!!!!

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  44. I've already been following Linda, and I love her crooked geese pattern. I'm afraid that I've been doing crooked geese already, but not intentional :). Thanks for showing me the right way to make them! Thanks to the sponsor for the iron giveaway and to Samm.

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  45. Thanks for bringing Linda to our attention. Very nice tutorial. I've visited her blog and enjoyed reading about her Lancaster adventure. I'm a follower and am sponsored by Jane's Fabrics. Kathie L in Allentown

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  46. Love the tutorial. I But I really don't need another iron. :^)

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  47. Thanks for the great tute! I love reading what you've got going on.

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  48. Hi ! I left LInda a comment and am following her blog now ; I follow here and I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to give this iron a new loving home ! ( I need one ; my old Rowenta is getting tired ... )

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  49. These quilts are so unique! Thanks for posting Linda!

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  50. Mornin', Madame! I'm following Linda cuz I WANT to! Love her wonky geese!!

    Hugs ~~ Suz

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  51. Lovely quilts. I love the geese. This iron would be amazing! Thanks for the chance.

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  52. i hate paper piecing, linda makes it look so easy.

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  53. Great tutorial. You always find the interesting and talented people. I also follow you, of course.

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  54. Thank you so much for posting. Love the little baskets quilt with the wonky boarder - it appeals to my need to be someone controlled - working on that:) I am a quilter registered with Mary from Lake P.

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  55. thanks for the fun tut. i would love to win a new iron! mine is getting sick...

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  56. wow beautiful christmas block thank's! I'm a follower here and subscribe with michele. My sponsor is amy from a redeemed sheep.

    have a nice day

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  57. wow beautiful christmas block thank's! I'm a follower here and subscribe with michele. My sponsor is amy from a redeemed sheep.

    have a nice day

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  58. Nice tutorial -- fun shapes! Count me in for the iron, please! :)

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  59. Ahah, Linda! So THAT'S what you've been up to! Leave it to Samm-san to drag you into the thick of things! If I ever make a wonky block, I know who to blame!

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  60. Morning Linda and Madame Samm what a wonderful gift I have heard all good things about these irons.
    Linda I am studying your pattern like OMG why did I not think of this. Because there are times that we all want to get out of the traditional way of doing things and this is just perfect, I love it. So thank you for posting it and giving such good details. And Of course thanks to our sponsor "oliso" for keeping us quilters up to date and with the best tools....have a wonderful day I know mine has started out with the best suprise ever...Thanks Madame Samm

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  61. Oh, that iron is for sure on my wish list. Love Linda's web site. Thanks for the chance and for sharing.

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  62. That looks amazing. As a wantobe, it's a bit over my abilities, but I'm saving it for the future! I'm happy to be a follower of Linda's and proud to be sponsored by quiltingby dawn.

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  63. What creative twists you put into your quilts! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  64. Thanks for sharing the great tutorial. I would love to have this iron. I have been looking at them for a long time. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  65. I just spent an hour over at Lindas blog. I have never visited before. It is great. I love her pics. and conversations. DC is also special to me because my Hubby and I honeymooned there.Thank you for intraducing me to a new friend.

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  66. Love the fun wonky geese. Adds a whimsical element.

    I am a follower here and my sponsor is Melissa at Happy Quilting.

    Ursula

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  67. Another day of fabulous instructions. Love Linda's mixture of colors. So much talent. Follow both?? Yes, of course! Need an iron? Yes!!!
    Hugs from Mary

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  68. When I first saw the quilt, I thought the blocks were 3D. Amazing. Crooked geese really made those quilts jump. Nice tutorial. I am a quilter from Marcia's crafty sewing and quilting.

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  69. I'm an EVERYONE! Smile. And I commented on Linda's blog post; I'm a Madame Samm follower; I'm on Team Marlene; I iron clothes and fabric; and I'm feeling lucky! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  70. I am amazed this is all paper pieced - very beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway. slp.acp@gmail.com

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  71. How very interesting! I can't thank you enough for sharing this tute! I have surely been enjoying following Madame Samm. It has been so interesting "meeting" quilters I normally would not have. The iron is a wonderful gift, but the exposure to so many gifted artists is the real beauty!

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  72. Great twisted flying geese tutorial. Love them! I have iron issues so I would love to win this iron.

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  73. Yes I became a new follower of Linda's because I found lots of inspiration there! Thanks Linda for the great tutorial on wonky geese. Another one for my to do list! Thanks to Oliso and all the sponsors!

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  74. Beautiful Linda, thanks.
    Would always love to be a winner.
    My sponser is Deonn Stott.

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  75. your quilt is so vibrant and cheerful! love it - thanks for sharing today Linda!! I am a quilter registered with Patty at A Stitch in Time

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  76. You have just renewed my interest in a UFO. It would be perfect for that piece. You are one creative lady.

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  77. Linda those geese are so fun! Thanks for the tut!
    As for the iron giveaway...PICK ME! PICK ME! I really, looooove it! I really need it!! Mine is a piece of junk! hee,hee,hee.
    xx, shell

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  78. Crooked Geese..who knew? They look so fresh. I will have to try these for sure. I am a follower of Sew We Quilt and Eat, Sleep, Quilt.

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  79. Please include me for your draw. the iron would be welcomed. Your flying geese are interesting, mine go like that sometimes without trying. ha!
    I have enjoyed all guests you find Samm, how do you do it, makes me think there are more than 1 of you. Your dedication to us all is a blessing. Thank you Alice.solvay @ hotmail dot com

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  80. I love these crooked geese - who woulda thought? So glad the first ones flew down and had to be rearranged! I plan to use this design in some quilts. Thanks for sharing! I'm a follower of both blogs.

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  81. I don't think I've ever seen the crooked greese before-looks like they can be used for a lot of different projects! I love the elephants on the first quilt ;)
    I am a follower here and would love to win a new iron. Thanks!

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  82. Interesting quilts. I've never really seen any like them before. Your site is great too! Amazing iron, I saw it advertised on a PBS show and when we looked it up, my husband and I couldn't believe all it could do! Thanks for the great quilts and great giveaways.

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  83. Lovely! I'm a follower of Linda's already and yours too.
    {Ellison Lane = sponsor} Thanks!

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  86. Ooooh, Ooooh, Oliso...

    That iron has been on my wish list for so long... Oh, I hope I win that baby.

    Thanks Madame for hosting, this has been a fun quarter!

    Take Care,
    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  87. Thanks for the tutorial! I would love to win the iron!

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  88. Thanks for providing such great information to a newbie!

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  89. Wow, that was a fun tutorial - love the wonky geese! A great approach for a fresh, free look!

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  90. Hi Linda and Madame Samm!!
    I've been away a few weeks - family stuff, yk? :)
    I'm glad to be back and can't wait to read all the back posts I missed. Today's is lovely!!
    Linda I enjoyed reading about your trip to Lancaster!!! (I'm a sucker for Amish horses -they're soooo friendly! vbg And thanks for the tute! I think scrappy and wonky are fun. The style always makes me smile.
    My sponsor is Busy as a Bee, and I think a new iron would be fantastic if by some chance I win it!!
    Thanks again for a great series!!

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  91. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. So many possibilities with the Crooked Geese. I have been following and enjoying Linda's blog for awhile now. Thanks for the opportunity to enter another great giveaway!

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  92. I left a comment on Linda's blog and want to say thanks for the opportunity to win that fabulous iron! I am your follower too! :)
    Blessings,
    AlwaysSewLove

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  93. Wow, is Linda talented! I would love to win a new iron. I'm a wantobe, follow you and am sponsored by Ellison Lane Quilts! Thanks so much for all your hard work!

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  94. I have been a follower of Linda's for some time. Love her free style, fabric choices and color play. Oh, the basket quilt looks great. Thank you for sharing your lovelies with us all.

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  95. Linda,
    Thanks for the wonky flying geese tutorial. A fun way to add some whimsy to a quilt. Also a fun way to use up those scraps! Your quilts are so colorful, I especially like R&R. So much movement and vibrancy. I can almost smell the fresh sea air!

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  96. Linda, thanks so much for showing us the way you make your Crooked Geese, how neat! Would also love to win that iron!

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  97. Great info Linda
    I hope to try this out and even dust off my eq to do it.
    And yep I would love that iron ,it's a beauty you just have to get used to it being sew smart to lift itself off the ironing board

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  98. what a great tut, I love those wonky geese...thank you, Linda..I am a follower of SM and would love to win the iron...thank you for a great giveaway...

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  99. Very nice tutorial Linda....amazing work and love your colour choices...I am a follower here...now going to visit Linda...thanks

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  100. I so enjoyed todays post and tutorial. Such pretty quilts. Oh, and a new iron would be grand, too! It looks like a good one

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  101. thanks Linda.. I am following you now.. (thought I already was).. I couldn't imagine myself just going and breaking the rules of flying geese and going off center by myself.. I'm a rule follower by nature.. but these are so awesome! Thanks for sharing them :) There are so many possibilities with them.

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  102. I found this very interesting and food for thought...what else might stand a little contortion in the quilt blocks?? hmmm??? Yes please I would love new iron. Thank-you Madame Samm.

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  103. Great tutorial, Linda is very talented. Thank you for all your hard work. Love to win this iron. Sponsored by Marlene

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  104. I love this post! I have those geese on my list!

    I LOVE the donkey!!!

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  105. I saw an Oliso iron at the Home show recently and they look wonderful. Linda's tutorial is great and I left her a comment. Thanks to you Madame Samm and the sponsors. I'm a quilter sponsored by Stray Stitches.

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  106. Love to win the great iron - and thanks SEW much for the geese pattern tutorial and "goose steppin" ideas.

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  107. Jumping up and down here because my Oliso Iron bit the dust! Linda of Longarm Chat gifted it to me a few years ago and now it doesnt work. I used the heck out of that iron!

    LOVE those crooked geese! Such fun looking quilts!

    I now follow Linda and follow here too!

    Please give me some Oliso! :)

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  108. Loved Linda's post and am now enjoying her blog. Thanks for all of the new sources of inspiration. My sponsor is Marlene at Stitchin by the Lake. ~Jeanne

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  109. I really enjoyed reading your post this morning. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  110. I got to use an Oliso iron the other day and have to say that I was wondering if it was really as nice as I had heard ~ it really is a wonderful iron. I'd have to get used to the little legs coming up like they do, but just love it!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win and love those wonky geese!

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  111. I am a follower and badly in need of a new iron! I seem to use one about every 6 months.

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  112. Thank you so much, Linda! I love those quilts!!!

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  113. OMG! Pick me- I need an iron so badly :)

    I love today's tutorial- very useful.

    I follow you and now Linda. I'm sponsored by Jennifer at Ellison Lane.

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  114. Thanks Linda for the great tut! I could definitely use a new iron!

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  115. Love the croaked geese! It really adds some interesting texture to a quilt.

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  116. Thanks for sharing, Linda! I love those wonky geese. The first quilt just makes me think of precious stones, all rough cut but incredible beautiful!

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  117. I would love to win that iron! Thanks for the opportunity.=) Love those wonky geese.

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  118. That is way cool!!! I have never known how to make a quilt like that!! Thanks!!

    suzannebake@gmail.com

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  119. Thanks for the great tutorial. Its so easy to get caught up in quilting needing to be perfect that I forget it needs to be creative and fun, too!

    Lisa
    Sponsor Melissa @ Happy Quilting (if we still need to do that)

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  120. Great tutorial. Thank you. I would love to win this iron. Hate is a strong word but I really do hate my iron!
    Mary

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  121. Great tut, Linda, been following your blog for a while now and always enjoy what you're up to. I'm a follower here of course. Many thanks to you Madame Samm cause you is special!!

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  122. Crooked flying geese - fantastic. I'm working on a normal flying geese quilt right now (twin sized, what was I thinking) and it's driving me nuts. This looks so much more relaxed!

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  123. linda's odd geese make such great borders! thanx for having her over to share the idea.

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  124. I am a follower of Linda's blog. Lots of great ideas today.
    I'd love to have that iron!

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  125. Good mornign samm, I visited Lindas blog and read the tutorial. funny little geese. thanks, kathy

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  126. I went over and visited Linda. I am a follower here. Would love to win.
    Mama Bear

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  127. Great tutorial - another item on my list of "I have to try this" BUT it will be with the freezer-paper method! And who wouldn't love to wint that iron! ME ME ME!!!

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  128. Wonderful tutorial! Thank you again. I just have one problem with it (and I shared that one with Linda): Now I will HAVE to make it! Sew....I could really do with that iron ;)

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  129. I loved those geese, what a great way to set them. I would love to win the iron as well.

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  130. Linda's post are so interesting and fun. I'm following her blog now.

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  131. Man do I need a new iron...rusty spots are coming out of my old one!! Yuck! Thanks for the chance! I follow and Quilt Sue is my sponsor!! Loved the tutorial!!
    Paulette

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  132. I love the crooked geese! Have been a fan of flying geese but think making them crooked would be lots of fun. Also, very excited about the chance to win the iron. I could use a good iron!

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  133. Had no idea that FGUs were so versatile - love it! I follow LInda's blog - lots of fun stuff there.

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  134. Great tutorial! Gotta try this one!

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  135. I am a follower of Linda - love her blog!

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  136. I already am a follower of yours and enjoy it very much. Thanks for introducing Linda.

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  137. I've never been much of a fan of flying geese blocks, but I really love these wonky geese! How fun and unexpected! Thanks so much for sharing...now off to check out Linda's blog!

    And thanks for the chance at that fabulous iron!

    MGM

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  138. thanks for the tutorial , gonna have to try

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  139. Thanks for the tut! Love it! Would luv to win this iron!

    Thanks!

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  140. Linda you are such a joy and truly love your spirit. Enjoyed your blog and have become a follower. Thank you to Oliso for a wonderful giveaway. Judy C

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  141. What a great post! Thanks, Linda! And thanks for the giveaway, Madame Samm! (I covet that iron!)

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  142. Thanks Linda, that is amazing! You get so much variety and motion out of those geese! Thank you too Madame Samm for all the work you put into these giveaways and thanks to all the sponsors!

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  143. hi Im a follower of Lindas "Eat Sleep Quilt" and sponsored be Kd Quilts Id love to win a new iron need one so badly..learn so much from all Im a wanna be quilter

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  144. Wow! I'd always been so intimidated by the variances in blocks like these, but you make it looks so easy! Having the geese each be a little unique/off center adds a great sense of motion, and hand-made-ness to the final product, I think.

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  145. Love the crazy zigzag effect this makes. Love to have that iron too.

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  146. What a fun tutorial! I actually just broke my iron 2 days ago :( I would so very much love to have a new one!

    homespunhandmaiden(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  147. Love the tutorial for the wonky flying geese.

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  148. I love these geese. I think this is sooo "out of the box"! I cant wait to try them, and of course I NEED this Iron! LOL

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  149. Your crooked geese are great! I haven't done a lot of paper piecing, but I think that I need to try this one. Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  150. Thank you Madame Samme for introducing me to Linda. I just love her quilts and the wonderful fabric she uses. One in particular I noticed I had used for a pair of summer pants. Pam

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  151. I love your free form style. No quilt police here, that's for sure! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Much appreciated.

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  152. How very wonky! I love seeing the variations and thanks for the tutorial. I live near mountains and even though I'm in Canada and geese are "our thang", these look mostly like mountains to me ... Mountains are almost always wonky ... and I'd love to put some mountains into a quilt.

    Thanks for the chance to win an iron that does more than my husband! HA! Just kidding there ... but seriously, I did not know there were irons so technologically advanced! I'm almost afraid of it! But not too afraid to want it!

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  153. Of course I want your iron! Give it to me! Oh, I mean, yes please! I left a comment on an earlier post of Linda's. Something about a town who jams. I can get behind that. Might be easier with an iron, though. Don't know how, but thought I would throw that in there.

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  154. Thanks for the fun tutorial! Would love to win this iron (my iron keeps jumping off the ironing board, trying to put me out of the misery of its coughing and sputtering!) Thanks for another great sponsor prize!

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  155. Love the geese. My second iron is dying...thanks for the chance to win a new one!
    I'm a quilter sponsored by Lilypad Quilting.

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  156. Love those crooked geese! Thanks for sharing your technique with us.

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  157. Loved the tut! Beautiful pics too.

    I SO need an iron, mine is always falling off the board...

    I am of course a follower of the magnificent Madame Samm....(I'm a wantobe, from Team Lilypad Quilting)

    I am off to visit Linda's blog!

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  158. THANKS LINDA! THAT WAS A GREAT TUTORIAL! THANKS FOR SHARING TOO!
    HAPPY STITCHING ALL!

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  159. Love the tutorial--thank you! I sew need a new iron! I am crossing my fingers!

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  160. what a fun block. It gives the impression of being improv but is quite precise with the paper piecing. Thank you! Would love to win the iron.

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  161. Great tutorial, I left Linda a comment and of course I follow here :)

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  162. Ooh, I really need a new iron. I would be so happy if I won this. I am a follower here.

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  163. I really really really could use a new iron. I hope I win! Thanks so much for the chance! =)

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  164. I would LOVE to own an Oliso iron, I kinda kill irons too. :-O
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  165. Oh please, please, please pick me random generator! My iron is dead and I need to buy a new one soon (just waiting on my $5 amazon GC... every penny counts!) I am a new follower of Linda's. I love quilty blogs, so I added her to my feed. Thanks for the chance to win this beauty!

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  166. Linda, thank you for the great tutorial. What a wonderful idea.

    I am a quilter sponsored by That Girl, That Quilt. Thanks!

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  167. Great tutorial! I commented over on Linda's blog! :)

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  168. Enjoyed reading Linda's post. I follow both blogs. I would love to win this Iron-has been on my radar. Thanks for the chance.

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  169. Thanks for sharing how you make the wonky flying geese. I've been wanting to try more "liberated" quilting. These will be a perfect way to start. I hope I get "lucky" -- I've wanted one of these irons for a long time.

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  170. I think that my iron has been starting to act up lately... time for a new one and the Oliso looks pretty chic. Thanks for the chance.

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  171. Great techinque! Would love that iron, mine is so old, it has a cloth cord. Really.

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  172. Thanks for the great giveaways!

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  173. I am a follower here...and I love Linda's quilts. Very edgy and very cool. An Oliso iron? Every time I see one on Fons & Porter I get very envious. Would love to have one of my very own!!

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  174. I checked out Linda's site (and left a message). I'm a follower here. Loved Linda's wonky geese, and the elephant fabric in one of her quilts.

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  175. What fun. Some of those geese may just find their way into my next project. Would love to have that iron. Have it on my wish list. I'm a follower of both blogs and a member of Paul's Outnumbered Quilter team.

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  176. I am a big fan of Linda's and love her work. This is a great tute and I will be making many of these geese in the future.

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  177. I would love to win this you can have orange but yellow is my color! I think I can guess who designed Linds's Blog Header.

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  178. Great tutorial and I love the banner on your blog.

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  179. Been looking for an iron for weeks!!! would love to have this cheery one! thanks for the tutorial and giveaways.

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  180. What a fun tut! I commented on Linda's blog and am a follower of here, of course!
    I'm sponsored by Jennifer @ Ellison Lane.
    lroghair (at) aol (dot) com

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  181. Hi Samm, very interesting tutorial, I went to Linda's blog and joined as I like her different ideas. My sponsor is Gmama Jane and of course I follow you.

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  182. Yes, yes, yes, that Oliso is on my Wish List. I love Linda's wonky geese though the process seems a bit too difficult for me, yet. I'm saving it for when I have mastered a few more basics. Thanks, Madame Samm, for putting all these giveaways together, but especially for the grand tutorials! I've learned lots and can't wait to try some of the patterns/techniques.

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  183. Thank you so much for this tutorial - I have never been more excited about flying geese! I'm going to share this link with my online quilting group too.

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  184. So many possibilities with these geese...love the tutorial!

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  185. Great post! I've never seen geese like those. I like them better than the traditional ones. Thanks Linda.
    ~a

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  186. I've heard great things about this iron! My old iron died - and my new one doesn't get hot enough so I'm looking for another new one.

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  187. Thank you for the post today. I have visited Eat Sleep Quilt often in the past and enjoy it very much. I am a wantobe with Jane's Fabric and Quilts and a Sew We Quilt follower. Thanks for everything. Would love to win.

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  188. Thanks again for yet another chance to win. A good iron is the last thing I need to be a quilter. Obviously, I still want more, (Like a long ruler.) but this is the last thing I need.

    This looks like the iron that I drool over when I watch Fon's and Porter's Love of Quilting TV show. It looks kinda like it's magical. LOL

    Thank you Linda for posting the tutorial. I like to think outside the box and see different ideas. I like nontraditional patterns and colors. I have not tried paper piecing yet, but someday I am sure I will.
    I found and visited your blog before. I was looking up things to do with scraps because I was afraid to use up yardage as a beginner. I found your tutorial on creating backgrounds with crumbs. I haven't done anything like that, but it is a really great way to use up scraps. As a beginner, I don't have a lot of scraps. I have some that my grandmother gave me when she was alive, but not that many.

    I see one of Will's Gerberas is in the photo of the iron. They are always so pretty. It is so great that Madame Samm has Will so close to her home.

    Thank you Oliso for the iron for the giveaway. I would love to own one.

    Thanks again Madame Samm for the campaign. I have learned so much from this site that I don't think I will have to Google patterns again. I have a "to make" list a mile long now. Your guest bloggers are amazing and your giveaways are great too.

    I am a wantobe and my sponsor is Mary on Lake Pulaski.

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  189. What a great tutorial! I would love to have one of those irons.

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  190. I am loving that wonky flying geese block. Thanks for taking the time to put together the tutorial!

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  191. Oh my! An Oliso iron up for grabs!!! Whohoo! I am a follower here and I spread the love at Linda's blog about her cute tute.

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  192. Great tutorial and great iron. Hope I win :P

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  193. Great tutorial Linda. I love getting more and more information from this blog and being able to yet link up with more blogs of info. Would love a change on the iron - - mine needs help!!

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  194. I've been a Follower of Linda's since before she retired. These wonky geese are a wonderful jump out of the box.

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