Thursday, February 13, 2014

Flying Geese Finished!

It's finished!  I recieved so many wonderful responses for the binding color and I wish I could have used them all.  Most everyone suggested a scrappy binding, which I would have loved, but every scrap of fabric in those flying geese was all I had.  A couple people suggested a white binding, which sounded amazing, but it clashed a bit with the backing.  I ended up taking my quilt to Sew Memphis, a local fabric store, and laid it out with as many possible fabric selections as I could and had others there helping me whittle it down until we picked the perfect color.  A muted teal was selected and I really think it works well with all the colors in the quilt.

I walked around at a local park during my lunch break and took some pictures.  It was so wonderful to be outside in the sun!  It was still in the 40s, but I felt so good to have the sun on my face.  I'm so ready for winter to disappear.  The bright sun wasn't necessarily picture friendly, but I didn't care.  Here's what I was able to come up with.








Here is the back.  I just love this Anna Maria Horner print.




This was a fun quilt to create, but I'm glad it's finished. 

37 comments:

  1. I love this! I showed this to my daughter and she said "ooooh, I kinda want to make it!".

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  2. This is gorgeous!! Love the pictures!

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  3. What a gorgeous quilt!! I spy Valorie Wells in the scarps ;) I have yet been able to cut into my stash, keep waiting for that "special project" Gosh, I just really really like this quilt...

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  4. Your quilt is delightful! So fresh looking. Well done, like the binding too. Perfect with the other colours!

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  5. Beautiful!! I've been seeing a lot of flying geese lately, but I love the way you designed yours ~ this quilt definitely inspires me to make some. :)

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  6. Looks beautiful with that binding and set against all that old stone.

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  7. the teal binding has worked excellently and really finished this quilt off to perfection, a real beauty

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  8. Flying Geese are always one of my favourites and this look so fresh and bright. The teal is just perfect for it. Just delightful.

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  10. I'm not sure about white binding, I prefer to get away from them: the binding is always the first thing to get dirty. Anyway, I love your quilt.

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  11. wow that is beautiful, love the front and the back, great job

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  12. Oh yes! I love this layout - so creative! The back is perfect. Great job on the quilting!

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  13. Love the teal binding. And that backing! Such great photos. Sounds like it was a lovely day! Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours, Janet!

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  14. Looooove that backing! What a great quilt and your pics are awesome!

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  15. This quilt looks fantastic! Love it all and the teal looks great on it!

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  16. Another fabulous finish! You go, girl! The teal is perfect!

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  17. This turned out sooo darn fantastic!!!!

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  18. This quilt is so gorgeous, Janet. The backing fabric is stunning and looks great with all of the different prints on the front. love the photos too!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  19. Loves fab and now I've seen the backing fabric too the teal was def the right way to go :D

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  20. such a beautiful Little quilt!

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  21. Very pretty. I think the binding was a great selection.

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  22. You chose a great color for your binding. I like to take pictures outside. The lighting is always better in the afternoon when the sun isn't quite so bright. Just rainy and windy around here this week. Come on Spring so we can go outside for pictures in the park...

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  23. Beautiful job, this is a quilt (after seeing yours) I would love to make.

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  24. Your quilt is really beautiful. I love the binding. You made a great choice. Enjoyed seeing the park, too. We are still buried under snow.

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  25. Just beautiful!
    Gina @ Gina's Craft Corner

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  26. That is a gorgeous quilt! I've had my eye on some flying geese patterns for some time. This might be the one to tip me into making one next! Thanks for the inspiration. Great job!

    http://www.busyneedle.ch

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  27. Beautiful quilt and your photos are so neat! Great backing! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  28. so in love with all those fabrics in your cute quilt

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  29. Beautiful design and colours - I love the binding you chose too.

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  30. Really pretty and great pics!

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  31. Really lovely job--I think the binding looks fantastic and really compliments the quilt!

    Would love for you to stop by tomorrow and link this up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    -Lindsey
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

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  32. This is gorgeous. I love the white geese with prints in the background. Such a great design!

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