Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday Finish - Fat Geese in all their glory!

YES! I finally finished binding this quilt and put it through the wash.
I. love. this. quilt.














I remember spending so much time with graph paper and colored pencils agonizing over the design when I started this quilt.. I wanted to use the warm HSTs and the cool ones to create a ziggy sense of movement across the quilt. I was really happy when I finished the top way back when, because I really felt like I'd gotten the effect I was looking for. I didn't come up with the pattern - I took it from a Fat Quarterly Zine - Issue 1 (see original below). It was designed by Katy at I'm a Ginger Monkey.  It's a fun way to arrange HSTs to make these large flying geese - and you can see there are a number of ways to design with different fabric and quilting choices.

Fat Geese on a fence Fat Geese - detail

I used a zigzag quilting pattern for my version - I'd like this think I decided on this to enhance the ziggy color movement, but I think it just seemed like a fun way to shadow quilt along each side of the HST seam lines.  The back is made simply with two pieces of flannel from the Wee Woodland fabric line - the majority of HSTs also use charms of the same line, but there are quite a large number of other things mixed in there from my stash of scraps and charms.

I think that upside down you get a more zigzag feeling, but maybe I'm just smitten with the quilt from any angle.
Gratuitous close up shots. I like the little bunny. There are lots of little "I spys" in this quilt like that, though I didn't do any real fussy cutting.


Happy Friday to everyone!  I'm linking up with the usual suspects, so visit these parties and check out some more eye candy on the web!






17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous finish! I love the warm/cool ziggy effect! I can see why you love it! Man I really need a finish here soon!

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  2. Beautiful! I really like the way you arranged the fabrics. I am working on something similar right now but yours is fantastic! Very inspiring.

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  3. Looks wonderful! I love flying geese.

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  4. Beautiful quilt, well done!

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  5. Your Grandmother would be proud!

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  6. Just loving the flying geese and how they look so different in each colourway - and great choices on colour by the way. Dropped by from Lily's Quilts Small Blog Meet and discovered I'm already following you, so a big "hi" again :)

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  7. You should be very proud of this quilt. It is quite fantastic. I like it better than the original version you pictured. Good work.

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  8. It's gorgeous!!! I just want to wrap up in it!!! Whoop whoop!!

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  9. I love the zig-zag that you put in it! It is subtle, but still obvious.

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  10. Love it! I'm smitten with all the scrappy goodness too.

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  11. Hands down, I love it! I love the warm and cool in the zig zag.

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  12. Oh Janet, it's gorgeous! Thanks for linking!

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  13. WHOOP WHOOP from me too! Your flying geese are gorgeous! I love the way your quilt looks! I'm stopping by through small blog meet!

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  14. popped in from the small blog meet, hi! Love those geese!

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  15. Oh that is beautiful!! I love the movement in the quilt and the wee woodlands fabric just makes it sparkle. Beautiful!!

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  16. Beautiful!! Love the design, the colors, and the stitching! Brava!!

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