Scrappy Geese

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.

5 thoughts on “Scrappy Geese

  1. Very cute. I am not very good at flying geese, but I have also admired the scrappy flying geese quilts. If I did a quilt like this I’d improve for sure! Good job on your finish.

    1. Hi Carol,
      I’m really not very good at flying geese either – mine always come out kind of wonky. I wanted to do this quilt because I love how the flying geese quilts look and I needed to practice. All those geese are a lot of work but I love how the quilt came out. You should give one a try – I bet you are right that you would improve!

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