Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Flying Geese

I spent some time this past weekend learning how to piece together some flying geese using some pre-cut charm squares I had at home.  As much as I like the idea of pre-cut fabrics, I'm learning that the edges of the pre-cuts are not my favorite to deal with.  I guess it can't always be perfect when you have the convenience of having the fabric cut for you.  Here are some pictures of what I came up with for this baby quilt. 

Here is my sketch of the quilt.  I've been sitting on this for several months now.


Here is the finished top.




I'm getting ready to baste this quilt and it shouldn't take me long to have it quilted. 

35 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorite fly geese blocks! Great job!

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  2. LOVE, love, love it! Those fabrics you chose really do justice to your lovely drawing. Congrats on piecing such a gorgeous top! Looking forward to seeing it quilted up!

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  3. Gorgeous!!!! And great art skills too may I add!

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  4. I love the colors you chose for the quilt! I wasn't so keen on the solids, and then I saw your quilt top and like it a lot!

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  5. Your piecing looks amazing, Janet! I can't wait to see it in person!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. and thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

      :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  6. Flying geese are so fun to make. Your setting design is spectacular! I am visiting from Freemotion by the River.

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  7. plenty of flying geese here, and lovely fabrics too.Beautifully put together, wonder if you are hand or machine quilting

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  8. I love everything about your quilt! I just pinned it for future reference. 8-)

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  9. Love your design for this! I am a sucker for a good flying geese quilt as I am sure this one will be.

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  10. lovely! I just made a similar pattern and I love how the geese fly together - wild goose chase it's called! How fun, I just love your fresh take on it!

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  11. This is so beautiful and unique. Your choice of fabrics made this pattern sing!

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  12. Beautiful. Love the fabric and design. What a lucky baby!

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  13. Girl that looks amazing! I love the way the geese are laid out!

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  14. Love your quilt! I'm with you on the precut's edges! I love precuts but I do hate the edges :)

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  15. LOVE this! Great idea and put it in a pattern! Keep brainstorming :)

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  16. What a fun block! I love that you used the print fabric for what is usually "negative space" in the geese. I can't shake this motif, every time I see a geese quilt I want to do another one. Yours is making the itch 10x worse. :)

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  17. Love how your flimsy turned out... I have a hankering to put some geese in an upcoming project! Thanks for sharing at Sarah's :) You are a great designer and piecer! Can't wait to see how you quilt it now :) Kathi

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  18. It's looking gorgeous, Janet! Love the colour palette! Could you link back to TGIFF! in your post so that your readers can find us too? Thanks! :)

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  19. What a gorgeous top! I absolutely love flying geese and they look so cool in this arrangement. Can't wait to see how you quilt it!

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  20. Beautiful! Lucky baby. I'm with you. I understand why they pink the edges, but I don't like it at all. I actually do FG the Eleanor Burns way, so I don't use pre-cuts for that, but I do sometimes for other things.

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  21. Beautiful quilt! Would love to see how you quilt it.

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  22. Pretty design work!! It looks so good with the white background fabric!

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  23. This is wonderful. I'll have to remember this. Using white as the geese and color as the "sky". Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Happy Quilting.

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  24. Just gorgeous! I can't wait to see it all quilted up!

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  25. I love your finish. It is so crisp and clean.

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  26. Pretty design layout. I like that you put the color in the 'background' and kept the geese white. Turned out lovely.

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  27. Joining the horde of people admiring this beautiful block!! What a beautiful design! I love the placement of fabrics.

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  28. What a darling quilt and design. I found making flying geese to be not the easiest blocks to work with, but yours look great!

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  29. This is gorgeous...no no super gorgeous.Loved everything from the diagram to the quilt.

    Leena
    India

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  30. Very pretty quilt - interested in seeing how you quilt this one up :)

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  31. This is lovely - even your plan is a work of art. What fabric line/s is it made of?

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  32. golly, that fabric is beaUtiful! your geese look great. I totally agree about the precut pinked edges - blegh! I don't think i'll be buying many more of them in the future because of the edges and because I'm more inclined to buy quarter yards of only the prints I like now. those "cheap" charm packs are what usually got me. for not-too-many bucks I get a square of everything. just a smidge. but when I stop fasting, I think i'll be over that inclination. maybe. =)

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