Saturday, October 07, 2006
Neon Green as Neutral for Flying Geese
The Geese Quilt was inspired several years ago by Jan Mullens fabric. It was greatly discounted (what crazy lady would buy such LOUD fabric?) so I bought ALL the store had – This is my type of fabric!
The quilt is ALL wonky, and contrary to my original intentions of designing a 'devil-may-care' approach, I had to resist cutting off the tips/points of the flying geese – I just couldn’t do it. In one place in the border, there is ONE goose, with it's tip cut off, and I feel neglectful and guilty each time I see it! For the most part, my points/tips are nice and sharp – but every block is different, and the geese in the border are sewn down, willy-nilly, tipping whichever way. I used the black/white sashing to tone it down somewhat, and give it a somewhat cohesive look. I paper pieced the geese, 2 at a time, simply to keep the units square.
I used an extra block for the label. I made this several years ago, before I was experienced in machine quilting, but it came out just fine. Every time I look at it, I think, “Wow, this in my favorite quilt!”