|This pic is a close-up of the ducks (more Westfalen fabric) for Katy.|
It's really interesting how each border changes the look of the quilt and the balance of colour. So far I'm pleased with my progress, though I am learning that this type of quilt feels like it grows very quickly with each round unlike a quilt of 12" blocks.
Here's what I did
Border 2 - bringing unfinished size up to 32.5" square
40 flying geese pieced into 8 units of 5 geese each
8 square in a square blocks
For the flying geese:
Cut 80: 2.5" squares background fabric
Cut 40: 2.5" x 4.5" rectangles from print fabrics
For the square in squares:
Cut 8: 3 3/8" squares for centres
Cut 16: 3 3/8" squares background fabric for corners. Cut these squares once on the diagonal to give the required 32 corner triangles.
Using these measurements should give you a generous block of approx 5" square which you should them trim evenly to 4.5" square. Measurements for these square in a squares were helpfully published on Quiltville.com. The size chart at the bottom is a useful reference to measurements for other sized square in a square blocks too.
The square in a squares were positioned at each corner and in the centre of the borders between the sets of 5 flying geese.
(I have added a new tab at the top for this quilt and will update it as I go along to keep all the details in one easily referenced spot. You know, just in case you decide in three months time you're going to have a bash at making one of these quilts for yourself.)