So amazing- the geese are great- your design changes are inspired and fabric substitutions really good- this is really going to be an incredible piece. And as Terry said on IG- more mittens!!!- or at least a matching hat eh???
Mymble LOL I am getting a second pair of mittens...lightweight. Again I do not think people "get" what it takes to make a quilt let alone one like this...but I now see this as a personal challenge to try and pull off.
Oh and thank you!
True Exactly- we once rented a house from a couple and the wife had "tried" about 2 dozen crafts- her entire basement was filled with half started projects- absolutely nothing finished - including a full stained glass forge !!! It sort of seared in my mind- look before you leap ;)))
And you're welcome :)- it really will be a labor of love and a wonderful treasure when done!
Wow, I can see why you were confused when you opened the package. Sounds complicated. But boy are you going to make her day/year/home, when you get to the finish line!
True One step at a time, plus, remember to keep up the momentum--that's what I tell myself on each project. Yes, you can do this!
Aizome :-) and yes that is my mantra worry about what is in front of me versus what I will do with borders;-)
I'm thinking she got the better of that deal! You've done some beautiful work so far and it will be lovely when you are finished. She didn't start with an easy quilt, did she?
HawkFan LOL and thank you. I did tell her she had guts starting with this quilt (and no wonder she did not finish!) and I do wonder why the teacher did not suggest an easier start!!
Mary, you did such a beautiful job on these. I excepted them to fly off my tablet
This is going to be fantastic when it is done, and you are an amazing friend for even doing this. I would be in a corner rocking by this stage. Can't wait to see the end result, as no doubt it will be up to your usual fantastic standard.
Quilt455 I only get credit for the middle one and she sent the cardboard pattern she had drawn. I am really impressed with how she made these as they work so well. IF I had had to come up with this part alone I would have been in trouble! Thank you,
Capetowngirl thank you so much...believe me when I opened package I wanted to hide somewhere. Hoping if stay focused on step at a time by time I am done it will work...fingers crossed!!
Forgot "and" by the time I am done "hope" it will work
Carolmarie thanks...the individual components are not hard at all...the pp curvy geese will be time consuming but not hard. It will be putting it all together and making it both fit and look good together that worries me! Oh and quilting it...may end up doing QAYG by section. But first things first! And I wesned myself off caffeine except on occasion but remember the days where needed it and did not have it not fun!
True , this is a very exciting venture....and nerve-wracking I imagine. I love the Chasing Geese idea for a border. If you need to add more size, you could always do a thin border around the large appliqued geese. She is quite the artist if she came up with those geese herself. They are very realistic looking. I'm so excited for you to have this adventure. You will be so amazed with yourself when finished. I know you are going to end up with a phenomenal quilt. She is one smart lady to give YOU that project.
Quilterinmotion thank you so much for your kind words...and faith in me. And yes there will be a thin dark blue border around the appliquéd geese. I may add to the sides of the pieced flying geese as well but will what until get that far before decide. I think I will also be adding a couple inches of a spacer block between two blocks on each size...but again will wait until get to that point to try out options. It has been a good challenge so far...but definitely a challenge trying to carry out someone else's vision! And her geese amaze me they are really well done.
I understand the challenge of someone else's vision True . Remember when I was doing that commission on the clerical stole? I was loving every minute of it while being scared to death that my vision wasn't going to match her vision. Have faith; she's going to love it. I know it!!!
One step at a time...the way to go! I, personally, can't wait to see this finished piece.
Quilterinmotion I do recall that work it was stunning! And yes one piece at a time...I always am telling myself that and especially in this case. And so far it has served me well;-)
Wow! Way to face a challenge, tweek things, and make something wonderful!
Wow! You are a SAINT! I've made fingerless gloves and the only knitting project that would be comparable is a sweater, IMHO! I can't wait to see how this all works out! Don't forget to ask those 6 important words next time -What Did You Have In Mind? ;)
baronreads LOL and thank you. I clearly need to remember those words!!! I do have two pair of the gloves/mittens now and LOVE them;-) This is a good challenge as long as all works out in end. I have to say if I had not done the round robin project on here I would not even no where to start so this is a good project to learn new skills. Of course have already spent way more on fabric than should of as could just not work with what she sent.
What a challenge! The batik you chose for the background will really help it from getting too dark and "cabin-y" I think. The geese are really nicely done, the one you've made fits right in. :) Can't wait to see it with all those flying geese blocks.
Robynie thanks...the blue batik is so pretty in person and I am not usually a batick person. I may be making the flying geese until I am 90;-)
Is that the final product? What happened to the four large squares? The geese look lovely, ALL of them! Great job!
baronreads no it is not final the four squares will be going on the sides...two on each side but my design wall is not big enough to hold it all! So I will be using the pale blue on top and bottom and around the four square blocks as "filler". And then do a 2" border using dark blue again and then the final border will be one of maroon with tiny flowers and leaves from flying geese.
That center is wonderful. That's lots of geese
So many geese! It looks wonderful so far.
Next time buy a pair of mittens and cut off the tops. Only kidding, kind of!
This is going t be an amazing wall hanging. I can't get over all the components and the number of flying geese units you made. You have the patience of a saint.
wow - this is looking fabulous- can she knit you a dress ?
This is looking fantastic. She needs to get to work on an aran sweater for you now.
Amazing to watch it progress! Looks great!
The blocks you added on the side are perfect for this quilt, both in style and meaning
HawkFan thank you...as you know I love symbolism! And just got rest of border fabric so when I stop obsessing about my leaf...will cut and get them on!
Great idea for quilting to give it a sense of movement
HawkFan thank you ...wish I could do fancy swirls or something. Once done with rest will decide if needs more in middle!
You got the short end of the stick in this trade (haha)... But what an awesome blessing for your friend! I'm sure it'll be treasured!
Ibtreerock thank you and I have to say facing this challenge has been really good for me (now I am almost done). I had to face so many fears and even Saturday when trying to figure out how to baste and then quilt there were moments of sheer panic.
Cheering you on from Idaho. We have lots of Canada Geese here. You have done a beautiful job and faced an incredible challenge with grace, creativity... and so much work!
Readerowl thank you so much! Now if work would just leave me with enough energy at end of day to quilt....
This one is truly amazing. What a great job you did. I am sure she loves every stitch
Quilt455 thank you...I am hoping she will! So far she has only seen pictures but likes what she sees. I hope to get it done in next two weeks and out of here to Michigan!
Yay!!! You go girl!!!!
Congrats on a huge finish!!! I bet you are feeling so relieved to have this off your plate. Now on to something fun for YOU! BTW, stating the obvious, you did a beautiful job!
You are a trooper!!! Great job seeing it to the end! Great finish!
Wonderful finish! We've all said it before but what a lucky friend you have.
AMAZING!!!!!!! I love how you took it one step at a time and figured out such a daunting project. The final project is beautiful and I bet you hate to give it away but what a wonderful accomplishment. Your friend is going to love it!!!!!!
Seeneed HawkFan Aizome thank you all and for all the confidence and cheering along the way. I have not worked on something that caused me such anxiety every step of the way! Usually once I get started I relax but every step was daunting on this one. I am actually really happy it is packed up and about to leave my home!! I do love some the fabrics and this is the first time I combined batiks with other fabric and learned how much love the look!!
True this really came out beautiful...you put a lot of work into this. I know your friend will be very happy when she sees it. Probably hate to see it go?!!
Conniharns thank you I actually do not hate to see this one go as it is not my style nor do I have a place for a 123" x 54" quilt!???
It is simply amazing and such a fabulous accomplishment. I would say your friend is going to love it- how could she do otherwise! There should be TB Awards or something!
The geese will be flyin' ;)))))
I saw on IG that you had finished this. Just wanted to say how beautiful it is! Great job!
Well done. You did a wonderful job
It looks fabulous in its new home- and a gardening gift for your mom- how wonderful!!!
Congrats on a job well done!
Looks perfect in its new home. Glad she repaid your work with a little extra work - how nice for your mom!
Wow - looks amazing in its new home. Of course she loves it! Who wouldn't?!!?!?