The quilt I just completed had a lot of geese. So what is my next project? Another quilt with lots of geese...ugh...
This quilt will be for my newest niece, due in late November/early December. The baby shower is in about a month, so I'd better get going!
I spent evenings this week cutting pieces. There are 12 blocks and two panels of applique. Each of the 12 blocks is a little bit different. 3 pinks, 3 greens and white. But no two pinks or greens in the same spot.
So each one is in its own zipper bag. Doesn't make chain-sewing very easy, but I'd be pulling my hair out otherwise. Even sorting out what's what in these bags isn't easy!
Today I dug in and started sewing. (I thought it was my quilt group's Saturday sew day, but they moved it to next weekend...phooey!)
It's not perfect (what quilt of mine ever is?!), but I've got the kinks worked out (I hope) and should be able to get the other 11 done without too much trouble.
It's going to finish 7.25", so those pieces are small.
And I'm not going to count how many there are.
(One of these days I'm going to learn a lesson from all these itty bitty billion piece projects, but it wasn't today.)
I used the no-loss half-square triangle method again (last used in the 30's quilt) and it went well. Better this time than last, I think, so maybe I am getting the hang of these geese?
I really like the block. 5 more will have colors placed like this. The remaining 6 will have pinks and greens flipped.
And, since I don't have much else to share, I thought I'd get a photo of the goodies I CAN share from the two quilt shows I've been to recently.
"The Sugar Camp Quilt" by Jennifer Chiaverini bought used at the guild "garage sale"
"Swoon" by Camille Roskelly of Thimble Blossoms (I"ve been drooling over this!)
"Lollipops" by Claudia Lash of Presto Avenue Designs (just because)
"Thornton" by Patricia Pepe of Quilt Queen Designs (prettier in person)
paper pieced kitties by Mary Hershleb Designs (cute, cute, cute)
"Better Together" book by Karen Sievert (seen it before, passed it up)
and a kit for a quilt that's in "Primitive Quilts" magazine for fall
There were a few other purchases, but they will be used for Christmas gifts and I don't want to spoil any surprises. I'll show them when I can.
And now I should get back to the sewing while the hubby has the niece and nephew (we're babysitting again tonight) out at miniature golf. I elected to stay home. The kids like him better anyways. (And I'm okay with that.)