Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wild Goose Wednesday

In typical fashion--- I'm late to the party....  But I'm still playing.  My favorite quilt blocks are the North wind and just about any variation of a flying goose block.  Never fails-- it is what my eyes and my heart are drawn to.

I've been trying to get out of my comfort zone this year:  Harder patterns, new ways of quilting, new fabric choices.

Temecula Quilt Company is running Wild Goose Wednesday with ideas for inspiration of using the blocks.  One fat quarter of fabric and creme fabric from my stash created these:

Now-- you're seeing the different fabric choices.  These are 2.5 by 5.  I also tried a new way of making flying geese and I'm in love with it.  Technique here.

There's no waste. No wonky triangle corners and you get multiple blocks from one set.

Thunderstorms off an on all night.  My 80 pound Ripley was terrified.  I need to be drink lots of coffee this morning plus having it funneled through an IV as well.  Oh well-- We'll all sleep better tonight.

4 comments: said...

I recently made a flock of geese blocks using that technique. They turn out practically perfect, when not perfect I am sure it is the person cutting and sewing not the method.

Karen said...

So nice seeing a post from you!

carolyn ensminger said...

Your quilt is just beautiful. The piecing is so wonder you hit a road block with this one! Just lovely! Glad to see you posting again. My blog fell by the wayside and I doubt I'll ever go back to it.

Shasta Matova said...

I really like this technique too. So much easier than triangles. My dog also has trouble with thunderstorms. Hope you get lots of rest tonight.