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.

Q4’17 FAL Goals

I’m suffering from a bit of a loss of my sewing mojo.  This is kind of a strange thing as I love the last 2 quilts I finished and I got a ton of positive feedback about both of them.  It turns out I also won prizes in the Q1 and Q2 FAL, which was so cool!  With all of that you would think I would be super motivated to make more and more!  …but alas that just hasn’t been the case over the past few weeks.  Hopefully making my Q4 FAL list will give me the motivation I’m looking for.

Here is my list:

  1. Blueberry Park Drunkard’s Path – I started putting together the top, and I have it about halfway done.  Need to do the rest and get it quilted.
  2. Scrappy Geese – I bought this bag of scraps at the Albuquerque Modern Quilt Guild Destash sale because I loved the cute critters.  The deer, the owl, and all the funny bugs!  And I got some cute fox fabric for the back.  These geese are ready to quilt up.
  3. Bright Puzzle – I finished the top in Q3.  I upgraded my LongArm to Prostitcher Premium one weekend, and as I was fooling around with the new software I loaded this guy up and got it all quilted.  I love the bubbly looking quilt pattern.  This is an easy finish – just need to get it bound.
  4. Bee Quilt – the top is done and it is ready to quilt.  I just need to get up the courage to actually quilt it!
  5. Red and Blue Squares – all the little squares are cut out and ready to sew together.
  6. Hawaiian batiks – still need to figure out how I want to assemble the top, buy some setting/sashing fabric, and get it put together.

I have a few quick finishes that might help me get going again.  I’m also thinking about using some of my fabric stash to start some Elizabeth Hartman cute critters.  The goal in Q4 is to get going again!

2017-fal-button-300Linking up with the Q4’17 FAL page


Sunday Stash – August 27, 2017

The Albuquerque Modern Quilt Guild had their annual de-stash sale on earlier this month.  I really should have bought a table to sell some stuff and not gone shopping, but alas, shop I did.

I couldn’t resist this really cute pack of fabric pieces and scraps.

Aren’t these bugs in the jars cute?

These turtles are my favorite!


I’m baking up a plan to use up all these lovelies.  Should be a cute one!

Linking up with Sunday Stash at Molli Sparkles.


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