Chatty Geese by Readerowl

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Top Assembled
Started:
2015-01-17T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2015-07-25T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

I determined to work on flying geese this year, and purchased a kit for the flying geese quilt by Kimberly Kight using the Homebody Collection.  When the kit and pattern arrived,  I decided the instructions didn't give enough technique details to help me get them close to perfect (experiments last year were disappointingly inconsistent) so decided to check out various tutorials and do some practicing.  My first two practice sets led to two more, and then two more... Seems I'm going to have to make a stash quilt as well as the kit.  The geese on the design wall keep asking for more!  The talk to me while I'm working on other projects.

The stash quilt will be in teal, lime and purple, with black and white including variety of low volume and text prints.  The first two sets were from scraps of Acacia that I had just been working with for another project.  Then I pulled a couple eggplant prints from Mormor, and then my purple pearl bracelets and then some prints from Ansonia.  I'm well on my way and enjoying it very much. I will be mixing the geese up a bit, inspired by some quilts on Pinterest.  Geese gone wild by Film in the Fridge and one by Maureen Cracknell.  So far, I have only geese going in two directions, with some extra rectangles, but who knows what might happen when I have more geese and more room on the design wall?
 
Practice geese quilt top is finished. My daughter asked that I not give this one away before checking with her - she really likes it.  I ended up with alternating rows of North and South - and never felt good about any other variations I tried. We finally have enough sun for a picture, but it is still too wet on the deck for I went for inside photos.

The back is primarily Aves Chatter in Dim from Winged, with a strip made up of leftover Pilvi in Eggplant and Days of the week.

Anna selected a pantograph of rectangular loops for the quilting, and I love the way it turned out.

Binding fabric is Petite Plus in Black and White from Cotton and Steel, with a small section of an aqua Denyse Schmidt.  My half yard of the plus fabric wasn't quite enough. 

Pictures

Chatty Geese
quilting pattern
She took home a new quilt & a new book
top at the window
top of first columns
bottom of first columns
some of stash pulled

Loves

sairzey
threadovmetal
Terryt1955
bctex

Comments

Ibtreerock

great fabrics!

Readerowl

Ibtreerock I love working with hoarded fabric stash! Things I bought just because I loved them (& perhaps also because they were on sale) and not for a specific project.

HawkFan

Love the colors together. Looking forward to seeing where this takes you!

True

Really love the fabrics and colors and love flying geese... Will be so fun to watch you create this one and great name! Which method are you using to make them?

Readerowl

True The kit pattern calls for 4 at a time, using a large square and cutting twice corner to corner for the geese. I'm having to increase the size of the 4 sky squares a tad to make it work for me. I didn't want to try another method as the kit fabric amts are based on this method.

Readerowl

True And I'm loving geese and never did before :)

Readerowl

Carolmarie Thank you - I got good results with a paper pieced set of geese when I tried it.
Will probably try it again this year.

HawkFan

Readerowl True Sounds like the technique HappyQuiltingMelissa uses on her QALs?

http://www.happyquiltingmelissa.com/2013/08/star-surround-quilt-long-flying-geese.html

Mymble

Awesome Karen- what an amazing quilt this is becoming!

Readerowl

HawkFan That method would work (I think) - I'll try it on my next column. My kit instructions use the same squares, but make all the cuts first and then sew.

Readerowl

Mymble Thanks! I'm having fun anyway.

True

HawkFan that is what I thought as well and I found it worked well!

HawkFan

Wow you really made a lot of geese. They look wonderful together

True

This is beautiful and I can see why your daughter wants it!!

Ibtreerock

Awesome!! I really like the idea of adding a plain block to make the arrow/goose. I may steal that idea!

True

Love it and what a wonderful finish!

Terryt1955

I always love all of your quilts, probably because I love your fabric choices. This is no exception! I'm making a Flying Geese quilt now for a baby quilt so not nearly as many geese as you made here. I like making them; like little presents. But I need to look into different techniques that yield more at a time AND are accurate.So far I just stick with the stitch and flip since that seems to work the best. Pinned your lovely quilt!

Readerowl

Ibtreerock , True and Terryt1955 . There are lots of fabrics in there that I love. This was a fun one.

HawkFan

Beautiful finish and the backing fabric is perfect

sairzey

Beautiful quilt! Love it.

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