Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Oh, Geese : :

When my FQS Blogger's Choice bundle arrived, a collection of twelve hand-selected newly released prints with three solids all in fat quarter cuts, I knew just what I would be making with them! I had designed this Soaring High quilt pattern for Cloud9 Fabrics back in November and enjoyed making these flying geese blocks so much, I've been craving another go at them ever since. Following the same fabric cut measurements listed in my pattern, yesterday morning I began making geese. And, lots of them!

Geese -- on my cutting mat!

Geese -- on the ironing board!

Geese -- scrappy!

Geese -- on the floor!

on my wall

Work in progress! #scrappy #flyinggeese #followthearrow #quilt

I couldn't resist going super scrappy with these colors and prints. As it's all coming together the original arrangement I had in mind is vanishing more and more, but I'm having so much fun improvising as I go!

How about you, have you given flying geese a go? I honestly LOVE making them!

Maureen 

35 comments:

Anne said...

I love the scrappy-ness and the arrows!

Elsa said...

Scrappy is my favorite way to go with just about anything these days. Just love your geese ~ going this way and that!

Annette said...

I've always loved flying geese and scrappy. The colors and patterns of the fabric work so well together! You did good!

Lucy Mclaurin said...

Oh my! I just love the way you use fabric. The flying geese are fabulous. I've never tried them, but am itching to give them a go. After seeing this ... it's spurring me on!

Jennifer Barclay said...

Questions? Do you make your geese the traditional way or the no waste method? Do you use any fancy rulers? I'd like to attempt the flying geese pattern in the love patchwork and quilting mag. Thanks love your colors.

Jolana said...

Really, the colors are great!!!! It will be lovely quilt :)
Jolana

Judy H said...

Love what you are going with the geese. What is your preferred method for making your geese?

sophie said...

wow!! love these geese!! and love your bundle too, really cool colors!

Anonymous said...

This is going to be a great quilt!

Keela said...

Hey, love your quilt. I'm making flying geese for the first time today. My friend just had a baby boy so got a fq bundle of Michael Millers "out to sea" as she loves the nautical theme...surprisingly easy to make :) .

Michelle Holloway said...

Never made them. Question, do you have your very own private sewing room or is it spread out?

Kristin said...

A geese quilt is on my to do quilt list. :) I love the colors and prints in this one. Look forward to seeing the finish.

abeullah said...

I made one for my son, I love the flying geese quilt you are making. great colors

RosieGma said...

Hi, I have challenged myself to make a flying geese wall hanging, but I have taken it a little further, there are 3 rows, and it finishs at 8" x 10". Boy am I going scrappy, leftovers from stars.........

stitchinggrandma said...

Isn't it just fun to go "scrappy" ??? Loving that cabinet holding your fabric stash! And yes; did one table runner full of flying geese. I used Quilt in a Day's ruler and my spinning mat! It was a blessing to use it, so you could just trim the entire block all at once.

Am L said...

Love those colors! What is the gray with purple circles? It reminds me a bit of seaweed. : )

Sandy W said...

fantastic!!

Jeneta said...

I've never made flying geese! Yours look fantastic. I'm going to have to give them a go!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you so much! That fabric is from the new Downton Abbey collection, the first one shown here -- http://www.fatquartershop.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Downton+Abbey+-+7326-E

I'm a huge fan of the show, so when the Fat Quarter Shop asked me to put together a custom bundle choosing fabrics being release this month, I had to add in some of the Downtons!! :)

xx Maureen

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you! I haven't tried the ruler myself, but this method for making four geese at a time is so, so quick! I'll have to give the ruler a shot to see what's better sometime. For now I'm enjoying the fun of making these geese, this is just the project I needed to start this week!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Sounds fun! I'm such a huge fan of scrappy and don't ever give myself the time for scrap projects!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I have my own sewing room off of the dining room and front entryway. When it gets a little crowded I often take advantage of having the dining room table to use during the day while I'm home alone. :)

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you so much!! I'm excited about it! I've been playing catch up with etsy orders all day, hoping to get some time to work more on this project tonight, once the kiddos are in bed! :)

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Hi Jennifer! If you use the "make four geese at a time" method, like in my free pattern that I linked to above, they are so fun, easy, and in my case very addicting to make!

Happy sewing!!
Maureen

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I'm having so much fun making them and I love the scrappy ones the most! You should definitely give them a try!!

Christine S said...

Love your blocks!! I have been thinking of making some geese with different colors on each side and I know now I totally will :) Funny, that arrow is an exact idea I had, guess I'm getting better at coming up with ideas if you came up with it too lol. Your work is amazing, always!

pasqueflower said...

Great geese -- and I LOVE your use of the striped fabrics.

Margaret said...

Love those arrows you put in this quilt.

Meredith Daniel said...

Oh my goodness, I love this, Maureen! It looks so tribal yet modern. Can't wait to see the finished piece!!

Sharon said...

This is such a pretty pattern and I just adore the colors!

Katy Cameron said...

Love the blocks with that square in square print dotted about in there! As for geese. Err, yes, we don't get on well ;o)

Ana V. said...

Lovely.

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SIMPLESEW said...

Yesterday I pinned a no waste flying geese.. but they are not my fav to make.......love this..

Jacey said...

Geese are the best! This looks amazing so far.