Protip: When it says read the full pattern before starting, read the full pattern before starting.
Twisted Ribbons is a pattern by Katie Rock that was in an issue of Quilty. It’s just flying geese, half square triangles (yay), and rectangle blocks. I was going to make it scrappy…well, scrappy to the best of my ability. It’s a fairly simple pattern so I figured I could make it without consulting my wise Momma Bear. Well. That was a mistake.
I’d never done flying geese. I knew how to make them but had never actually made one. The pattern in the magazine gives instructions on how to make individual flying geese. One. At. A. Time. 108 of them. I soon learned this was not the best use of my time…”soon” being after I had cut all the individual pieces already. Had I consulted Momma Bear before starting she would have passed down the knowledge of 1) the flying geese ruler, and 2) how to make multiple geese at a time. Knowledge that I now know and wish I knew back then.
Amended Protip: When it says read the full pattern before starting, read the full pattern before starting because there may be a different/more efficient way to make it.