I just love a good blog hop and Miss Carol from Just Let Me Quilt always hosts a lovely one! As I mentioned last time, I’m sailing through this year on the USS Frankenbatt (USS stands for UFO’s, Stash and Scraps. I’m even trying to embrace a “fabric diet”. All of this is to give me a chance at the studio of my dreams…I already have the space, I just need to “sew it clean” a bit. (Well, a really big bit, like a couple hundred quilts worth is my guess but…ok, just stop snickering…a girl can dream!)
So when Carol mentioned flying geese, I immediately thought of these geese leftover from a project from, um, well, more than a decade ago.
A I mentioned, I’m very fond of both my stash and my UFO’s and since I suffer from abnormally high levels of optimism, I really believe that someday I can finish all of them! (Don’t bother trying to rain on my parade…as I stated before, I really have very abnormally high levels of optimism.)
So, I decided to give these little guys a permanent home and went searching for some compatible fabrics. I ended up with this one for the star centers…it’s kitschy and vintage-y and it’s not my normal style but I had two fat quarters and that was just enough!
I had quite the audition session for pinks that would work and one of these is actually the back of the fabric. Sandy Ray used to say, “You pay for both sides of your fabric so you get to use both sides.” I decided to cap the number of star blocks at twelve and let the rest of the geese play in the border.
I didn’t get time to quilt this one because I want to play with my new ruler and maybe some feathers in the border but here’s my finished top…successfully moved from the parts department to the tops department!
I love the soft, springy colors. I have no idea where this one will go but I think I may keep it for me!
Be sure to check out all my feathered friends today! Lots of great inspiration around and it’s sure to raise your spirits!
Just Let Me Quilt
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Sew Fresh Quilts
Words & Stitches
All Thingz Sewn
For The Love Of Geese
Two Maker Chicks
That Fabric Feeling
And, just because I can’t help myself…here’s a cute picture of Gizmo to brighten your day!