Monday, 7 March 2016

Geese all round Ta Da!

At long last I've finished this quilt! It's only been about 3 years. It started life as my block for the disastrous Star quilting bee. The lovely fabric I sent out disappeared into the ether never to be seen again. I ended up with only a few blocks, so tried again a couple of years later with the lovely bumbling honeys quilt bee. Fortunately, they turned up trumps and I ended up with 27 blocks. I really couldn't be bothered to make any more as I'd lost the momentum, so went with a 5 x5 block arrangement, thinking I could always add a border. In the end, I just left it as it was, without the border.

The back I made with left over pieces from previous quilts, but I think it works well.
The blocks were difficult to piece together because of the bias edges and didn't line up as well as I had hoped, so I chose to do some very dense quilting to compensate.
It was great practice for my FMQ skills. I tried different filler designs in each 'star' and straight line quilting in the ' alternative' blocks.
I bound it in a dark navy to pick up the navy in the blocks. No surprise that the quilt is in my favourite blues and greens.


I haven't decided what to do with it yet. It's quite small but with pretty colours, so I'll think about it for a while.
Quilt Stats
Size : 58 x 58 inches
Design: Geese all round by quilters cache.
Top: Kona white background with assorted blues and greens
Back: Pieced extra wide Riley Blake spots and zigzag in aqua
Batting: 100% cotton from Fabric Freedom
Binding: A mixture of Sailaway plans in navy by Windham fabrics and Cookie book navy ghost saltines by Kimberly Kight for Cotton and Steel
Quilted with Glide in grey on top and Wonderfil in white on bottom
This is my second finish of FAL Q1  ( my original list is here)


  1. This is stunning. Love all of the colour combinations. One of those quilts where being part of a bee makes sense both in the variety of fabrics but help with all those labour intensive blocks.

  2. I love this quilt and the colours are stunning! Sorry to hear about your bad experience with the bee, though.

  3. I love it! I just left you a comment on the IG photo I missed of it finished, and your blog post answered my question! xx

  4. That is a great pattern and I love the colors. Glad the Bee worked out this time. As for points not matching up, I wouldn't have noticed at all. Great job.

  5. Wow, what a beautiful finish! I love both the pattern and the quilting. Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.