I often claim to have a Quilting "Hobby" in attempts to hide my obsession with fabric and color.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Flying Geese Top

After dawdling, procrastinating, and messing around with 400 little have square drops, I decided to finish this quilt. I have always loved the look of Flying Geese quilts, but never knew just what I wanted to do with it. Then I saw a great line on Bonnie Hunters site (quiltville.blogspot.com) that said that ANY ugly fabric looks better if it's cut small enough....and if it's still ugly, it isn't small enough. So...I dug out all some of my "uglies" in my fat quarter drawer and started cutting.  I haven't done much with White background fabrics; I tend to veer towards beige or off white.  But, here it is! 
200 Flying Geese Units, and 340 half-square units.
Lilly approved!

Another shot of the quilt (and Lilly).  Approx 66x70
Now I have to think about how to quilt it. I am thinking of a darker red backing to make the front colors pop. With the last 1/2 square units I am going to make a sash across the back to tie in the theme of the front. Any suggestions for quilt patterns? Stitch the ditch, shadow, stipple????


  1. I think this flying geese top is beautiful. The cat is lovely too. Keep up the good work.

  2. Thank you so much! Lilly is a love, but a bit of a quilt brat.

  3. Came across this post while looking at flying geese quilt pics, and had to smile, because we have a little kitty who looks a lot like your Lilly - and our kitty INSISTS on trying out every quilt that I take pictures of! Beautiful quilt!

  4. Well this top turn out beautiful ugly fabric and all!


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