That is not a typo. I did not add a zero. Two hundred eighty. For a girl who doesn't normally do flying geese, that's a whole lot of quilter-style pate.
|Is it wrong that I want to call this quilt "Goose Poop"? Do I care?|
|Isn't it nice that I got my shadow in here for you as well?|
True, there is a tad bit of waste of the papers, as you can only use every other one. But the trade off in fabric savings is huge as there is so little waste it is crazy; they barely even need to be trimmed. Plus in most normal flying geese-containing quilts, you probably won't make hundreds of geese. That's why I love the TOAR Sew and Folds especially for Happy Jacks, since you only need 72 geese at the most. With 6 geese per foot, and even only using every other goose on the paper, you'd still use less than half of the 50 foot roll on the quilt top. (That was a whole lot of math right there for me. Wowza.) Not bad for a $14 notion - and I'm both cheap and not a gadget person, so you know I must love these things!
As of this evening, my design wall - and I will thank you to not mention the horror show of threads all over it - is home to my stacks-o-fgs, all grouped by color and each stack held to the wall with pins. I'm a little light on the yellows, but I'm not too stressed about it, yellow both not being my favorite color and one that often is very "much a less is more" deal in a quilt. If I can double these stacks by the day's end tomorrow, my life will be complete. Or at least I'll be one day closer to a life rich in 280 flying geese.
But who's counting?