My Albuquerque Modern Quilt Guild has an annual Destash Sale every August. I successfully avoided it last year, as heaven knows I don’t need any more fabric, but this year I couldn’t resist. I found a few really great additions, but none better than a scrap bag of really cute critter fabrics. I posted details about the scrap bag for a Sunday Stash here.
As I had a bunch of smaller pieces, I wanted to do something that would both accommodate the small pieces as well as highlight the cute fabric. I had also been recently admiring scrappy flying geese quilts, so the geese seemed like a good place to start.
While I was piecing the flying geese, the folks at The Quilters Planner were having a contest for showing the Quilters Planner in the Wild. I used the resources in the Quilters Planner to make the geese, so I had fun with the contest. Here the geese were figuring out how to reproduce:
and here they were gathering up to fly south:
But then I got serious and pieced the top together and loaded it for quilting. I’m not very good at continuous curve quilting so I used this as an opportunity to practice.
Here is the finished quilt. I will say that throughout making this quilt I have had a terrible time getting good light while taking a picture of it!
Here are some detail shots with better light. I did the colored triangles going one way with a dot-to-dot design, and little 3 petal flowers in the triangles going the other way. I love the cute little owl and deer.
Here is a detailed look at one of the larger blocks. I just outlined the features of the fabric on these blocks because I wanted to let the fabric be the focus.
I also found the backing fabric at the same sale – awesome little jumping foxes!
Maggie was nice enough to do some modeling for me.
This guy was a pretty quick finish. I enjoyed the fabric and the quilting practice.
Scrappy Geese was on my Q4’17 Finish Along List, so I’ll be linking up with that FAL at the end of the quarter.