For a long time Mereth tried to make me watch NCIS, but it just didn't really appeal to me. My DD is a huge fan too, and she shared her collection of DVDs with Mereth; I caved and borrowed them just for something to watch. I'm enjoying the first series, and it's helping to keep me sewing hour after hour. There are about 9 series, plenty of episodes to look forward to. And yeah, what's with Gibb's hair?
four at a time method of making Flying Geese, which was accurate if a bit laborious at the trimming stage. This time around I have the Bloc Loc ruler ( scroll down the page to find the Flying Geese rulers) and it's a breeze to trim the completed units. I may never complain about Flying Geese again.
I googled the four at a time method to find a tutorial to link to, and all of the ones I found said to add 1 1/4" to the finished size triangles to get the large geese square, and add 7/8" for the small sky squares. Now this is the formula for regular piecing, and my flying geese nearly always turn out a bit hinky, so this leaves no room for trimming them down to size. So I add 1 1/2" for the geese, and 1" for the sky squares. Then I've got a little more fabric to play with, and I don't have to concentrate so hard to make them perfect. The Bloc Loc ruler makes short work of trimming the completed units to the perfect size.
I originally made the Flying Geese with dark and light backgrounds, but I didn't have a plan to use them together. I had some vague idea about a medallion, but nothing was inspiring me so I just chose to put the dark background ones together with sashing and alternate setting blocks.