Sunday, 13 January 2019

dipping my toes in















I'm following along with Sujata from therootconnection and the #UANDUQAL with great interest. For my first venture into the quirkiness of these delightful scrappy quilts, I've chosen to make a flying geese quilt. It's inspired by one from Roderick Kiracofe's book, Unconventional and Unexpected pg.60 a cotton 'flying geese' quilt. 

I decided to revisit an earlier WiP and started out with a bunch of already made flying geese blocks, half the work done already! Of course I sifted and sorted a bit, rejected quite a few blocks, and made up a few more to fit in with my colour palette.
Made completely from my stash, lots of Denyse Schmidt  fabrics which seemed to work really well and I added in a few solids to help get 'the look'. Improv is a wee challenge for me, and working without a pattern, but hopefully working around these blocks gives me confidence to branch out more and maybe try Sujata's 'overlapping octagons' later on. All ready now for basting & quilting. 



18 comments:

  1. This is looking good Linda. What is that lovely pale blue gray floral fabric in the long middle strip?

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  2. I left a message over on the QAL site but forgot to ask the size!

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  3. Lovely quilt, i like the colours and placement of fabrics

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  4. With so many flying geese, I would not say that you are dipping your toes. You are diving in, giving it your all. Like it should be. I am sure this will be a gorgeous finish!!!

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  5. Not joining the QAL but I've been thinking about Flying Geese again. You have inspired me to get busy!

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  6. Wow that was quick! I like the close-ups; it's fun to have a good look at all the fabrics you have included.

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  7. Great work on your flying geese!
    I like the 'pale blue gray floral' too.

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  8. Another interesting quilt, I like the mix of floral and checks.

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  9. I really like your idea of pulling out a WIP and using it for the QAL. I'm doing that with fabric pulls previously intended for less interesting projects -- so happy the QAL is happening. And as I commented over on the Scraps blog, I LOVE THIS QUILT.

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  10. I love a quilt full of flying geese, and yours is beautiful! I borrowed that book from the library and have enjoyed reading along and looking at the quilts.

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  11. Looking good Linda!! It seems that you are enjoying the process too!

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  12. This went together so quickly! I am such a fan of flying geese. Great job on a wonderful quilt top! Love the pic where it's laying diagonal especially.:)

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  13. Wonderful quilt! I love the eclectic mix of fabrics and the antique look.

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  14. I love that you are using some of your old blocks. It fits so well with the spirit of U&U. Besides, they are lovely here. So worthwhile.

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  15. Really lovely, Linda. Good use of your already-made flying geese blocks. You have chosen fabrics for the strips in pretty colours, they come together beautifully with the blocks.

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    1. Thanks so much Linda. I’m happy to be using up these blocks too, and enjoyed making this all work together. Improv is a bit tricky for me, lots of 2nd guessing, etc. So glad Sujata worked out an easy way to make the ‘overlapping octagons’ quilt, I might tackle that one soon-ish 

      Hope you are enjoying your holiday and a Happy New year.
      (I'm having trouble repling to your usual email addy so have relpied here)

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