Fear of birds, or more specifically, of Flying Geese. I have never attempted a pattern using flying geese, and if a pattern I liked required the making of said geese, well, it just went to the botttom of the pile. But I knew I had to overcome my self-limiting fear of this popular patchwork combination, so I set out to arm myself with the proper tools.
I purchased Eleanor Burns' Flying Geese ruler (there are 2 sizes available - I bought both) and set out to make my first geese. The process is very simple, doesn't waste a lot of fabric, and I was able to modify her instructions to press my seams open, which is my preferred method. The result? One 5-1/2" square and one 7" square of fabric resulted in 4 perfectly formed flying geese!
The geese are part of a top secret challenge project which will be revealed on June 4, so no photos until then, but rest assured, my fear of Flying Geese is no more. This opens up a whole new realm of patterns to me!