Sunday, May 18, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2014

It's that time again!

If this is your first time visiting, welcome.
If you are a regular, you've seen it all before!  Sorry.

This little quilt started in January of 2012. I had no plan.
I just started making four patch flying geese in bright colors.

I knew I wanted total chaos.

Then I thought it needed something else.
So I made some of these block in block beauties.

I just kept sewing and sewing.
No plan.

When I had a ton of blocks, I started playing with a layout.
Each two geese block equaled the block in block.
So a nine patch is how I started.
Nine units, in any combination.

This was the fun part.  Making each block different and crazy.

The blocks came together pretty quickly because I was so addicted!

25 nine patches.

All foundation paper pieced for precision.

The back before peeling.

Hours of un-papering!

For the quilting, I marked a diagonal line with painters tape,
and sewed a straight line across the top, corner to corner.

Then I used the edge of my walking foot 
and did straight line channel quilting for the whole top.

This is one of my favorite quilts to date.

Some fussy cuts for the centers.
And a black and white check for the binding.

This one has little peas in a pod.

Straighten Up And Fly Right
58" x 58"
Machine pieced and quilted by me!
On my faithful Bernina 910, that I bought in 1986.

And the best part . . . . 
My quilt was featured in Rachel May's book!
The kid has the page next to mine too.

Hope you are all having fun checking out all the quilts.


  1. It's wonderful and full of life. I love scrappy flying geese and am in the middle of doing something similar myself.

  2. Wow, this is amazing! So much going on, it looks great :)

  3. Congrats on your patience for paper piecing. I put aside a project like this, need to get back to it. Your mix of color is great.

  4. Gorgeous! I just bought that book actually - it's a great piece of inspiration and history. Love it.

  5. There is so much movement in this quilt - fabulous

  6. I've seen this wonderful quilt before, but I see something new every time...goldfish and peas?? Now that's a quilt I could sleep under forever.

  7. This is such a fun quilt, I love the riot of colour.

  8. Such a colourful and happy quilt!

  9. I'm having loads of fun, and your quilt is beauuuuuutiful!

  10. I love this kind of quilts, with bright colours and lots of details to study. Thanks for showing us.

  11. Bright and lively, I love it!

  12. this is absolutely wonderful! The colours, the shapes, everything!

  13. Oh man!! That is all kinds of awesome!! Love Love Love!! Did I mention I really really love this quilt??

  14. Wow - really full of movement. Love it.

  15. I recently bought the book you're featured in and also found your blog. This geese quilt is awesome, right up my alley! I love bright and scrappy quilts and geese just call to me. I'm making geese as a side project too but not setting them with a center framed block, just geese....
    I've added you to my sidebar so I can follow along on some of your projects.

    Peggy in NJ

  16. I love all of those geese and I love your quilt! So colorful and happy!

  17. I have just come upon your quilt and it is such a beauty. What a great idea and then again great that it was without an idea when you started! I really love it! Congratulations!