This week I finished the last (hopefully!) of the Flying Geese baby quilts. This was a completely unplanned series, started when I was looking for a pattern to use up some 6 1/2″ little boy scraps. Then I used some bits of yardage to make the pink quilt where the geese change directions. Finally, I made this to use this cotton lawn yardage and 3 1/2″ pink scraps (cut to 3 1/4″ for the 5 1/2 ” blocks) and some 6 1/2″ flowered squares.
This one is not as graphic as the others, but it’s my favorite. I love the variety of pinks, and I like the way the black and white looks against them. It’s quilted with three rows of large, curvy free-motion feathers (in Superior’s pink Bottom Line, top and bottom) that were quick and fun to do. I used an irregular black and white stripe to bind it.
The lawn fabric (the geese, and both prints on the back) had intimidated me for a while. (I think I bought it online without noticing that it wasn’t quilting cotton.) Once I starched it up and pressed it, it behaved very well. There’s a little stretch to it, but the starch helped. It’s also a bit transparent, but I pressed seams away from it, and everything looks good.
One problem was that the smaller flowers are printed very crooked, and they look a little funky on the back. I used every last bit of these fabrics, so there wasn’t much I could do, and it’s okay. The cat helps hide them, anyway.
Which one is your favorite? I like them all, but I really like the last one, just in time for Spring. Now that I’ve completed this fun exploration of Flying Geese, I need to return to my March goals. I’m working on Clue 3 for Scrap in a Box. I’ll show you that later.
Good luck on all your finishes. I’m linking up to WIPs Be Gone at A Quilting Reader’s Garden. Not that this has been in-progress very long, but Angie likes me to share! And to Let’s Make Baby Quilts! at Michelle’s Romantic Tangle.