This was one of my last projects in 2016. The binding was finished on New Year’s Eve. Since then I have been working on some items around the house and projects. Plus, I really wanted to wait to show off this quilt after it had been gifted.
More geese made from stash and scrap fabrics. Ahhh….except
There are a couple of OOPS . Can you find them?
It could have been the burn out from working on a bagillion geese blocks between the two quilts. See the previous quilt here. Maybe it was the fabrics that were “straightened up” on a random day. I think it’s important to be honest note not every project is “perfect.” I’m okay with that as a maker. Honestly, you probably wouldn’t notice unless I mentioned it and you did zoom in on the above photo.
The last 5-7 sets of geese on this quilt were just a creative roadblock. In the end I love how it turned out. For the backing I dug into my vintage sheet collection. It’s a great selection especially if you knew the parents, they may be into sports.
Orange solid binding was a great way to wrap up this quilt. That is hand sewn binding on the back. No machine binding this time.
It’s now gone to our friends that are expecting a boy very soon. I hope they use it and enjoy the quilt.
Another Flying Geese quilt click here
I did it! I did it! Honestly, when I set out with this crazy idea I didn’t know if I could meet it. There have been outliers to the budget for various reasons during the year.
After gift it some thought and reflection, I want to push forward with this and challenge myself again. My friend Katie, brought up an idea to add another $100 for completing a year. Then I went to clean up my sewing room. I found more projects and fabric than I care to admit. UGH! There are some colors and small things missing that I would like to have. I think the best bet for now is to move forward with the limited budget to keep my original intent in place.
USE WHAT I HAVE
Should I be embarrassed that this is cleaned up? Also what do you do with scrap batting?
I can make this work and maybe will renew my focus. My goals for 2017 are not solidified yet. There are some details I need to work out before they can be shared.
PS…I barely avoided the post holiday fabric sales
Another quilt entered in a show with a dismal result. My quilt was rejected QuiltCon 2017. There was some wine involved after getting the email, but my perspective hasn’t changed on the whole process. Check the #quiltconreject tag on Instagram and Facebook for a delightful show of quilts. There are some amazing rejects!
I make quilts that interest me, challenge my skills and abilities. Maybe they aren’t show worthy and that’s okay. Let’s highlight some positives from this experience:
- I accepted the challenge, even though I forgot I signed up
- Worked, begged and borrowed with other quilters for their fabrics if they weren’t using
- Quilted densely with almost free motion
- Made and submitted a quilt by the deadline (BOOM)
This is a functional art piece. The title is “Wait, how many squares?” My concept was to create something that would get people talking. Looking deeper into the quilt and pausing for a moment to appreciate it. It’s for sale if anyone is interested. I’m going to post on Etsy over the weekend.
So how many pieced squares do you see created by fabric? Hint: the quilt is square.