This week I’m working on another little Flying Geese quilt. I love the precision in making these.
This one uses some very old pinks, including this one we think dates to the nineties, and some that are obviously more modern.
In contrast to the last baby quilt, this one does require pinning for the final assembly. Yuck. I still have three more rows to sew on before the top is complete.
Also, I put together the January block from the Jinny Beyer Block of the Month Quilt on Craftsy (using another vintage JB fabric). I was only going to follow along on the lessons, but after seeing others do it, I had to give it a try. Ouch.
I felt smug about printing my templates out on the computer, but that was the last time I enjoyed it. I once sewed entire quilts this way, but my hands are no longer made for tracing, cutting, or hand sewing little triangles. Let’s just say its sort of square, close to the right size, and finished! I might do a couple more blocks, but with the rotary cutter and machine, for sure.
Spring weather seems to have arrived here, very suddenly, and by afternoons I’m sewing with my window open a little. Hope you’re enjoying your progress. I’m linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
March 11, 2015 at 3:18 PM
Love your flying geese quilt… your colour combo is very effective! I too try to pop in the occasional old fabric, no point having a stash & not using it, yes? Linda
March 11, 2015 at 9:49 PM
I was happy to see I’m not the only one with 90’s pinks and greens still in my stash!
March 12, 2015 at 3:32 AM
The flying geese are looking fab, well done for sticking with the BOM!
March 14, 2015 at 12:01 AM
I am doing an exchange with a friend of Flying Geese. I use the Deb Tucker method and her ruler. Love it!
March 16, 2015 at 5:20 PM
I like the Jenny Beyer block, but I wouldn’t be hand piecing it these days. I love baskets. Your fabrics are really pretty together.