Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Mystery Quilt Progress

I had these done (finally) mid-week last week, but just never got up a post.  Here are my geese for Step 1 of Cheryl's Mystery Quilt-along at Meadow Mist Designs:

I  played a little after trimming them all up:

 I was rather amazed at the designs one can make just with a flying geese unit!
All I did was add 4 more units to the corners of the star block

There is a name for the block that is formed in the centre here...I think...
I like the squares that you get when you fill in the side gaps with another unit.

If you rotate those units from the previous photo, this is what you get!
As a kid, I LOVED my wooden mosaics; I've been a quilter longer than even I know...

In the end, yesterday I decided to lay them out all nicely for a proper shot. I got half of them all laid out, and then Bella got involved and mussed a bunch up.  I shooed her away, fixed them back up, decided that half of them laid out, all pretty, was good enough, and got a quick photo.

I'm looking forward to the next step!

Sunday night I tested a block for the Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop we are in for my dear friend, Julie, at Pink Doxies.  It is a great one!

Head on over to her blog to get the instructions (no special rulers required, yeah!).  I even did it without a compass...think I may have got rid of my ancient um, 40-year-old math set.  Love this block.  Then again I do love the sun! My version is with my own stash fabrics, and of course, for a little more shine, Sulky Holoshimmer for the top-stitching. ;-)

Check out Cheryl's post today at Meadow Mist Designs for about 15 more brand spanking new blocks complete with tutorials.  If you want to get in on the Mystery Quilt you will find the tab for that there too!
If you missed yesterday's line-up for the New Block Block Hop, check out Yvonne's post.  My block is here! There's a fabulous giveaway on each host's post for oh, 3 yards of fabric...
For another 30 or so blocks, and more giveaways (Fabri-Quilt has been so generous!) on
Wednesday you can visit Stephanie at Late Night Quilter.
Thursday you can visit Terri at Childlike Fascination.


  1. Great looking geese and sun block. I haven't checked out today's blocks yet.

  2. I loved looking at your play with the flying geese. I've never enjoyed making flying geese, but your last photo makes me want to try. I love them all pointing towards the center.

  3. Your geese look great! I love geese, not a fan of making them. . . If I send you fabric will you whip some up for me?? LOL I'll pay for return postage!

    Your test block for Julie is absolutely gorgeous!! I need to pull out my batiks. . . they are feeling very neglected!

  4. Oh, I really like your test version of Julie's block - it is so happy! Your flying geese look great and it is so much fun to guess how they will be used isn't it?

  5. Isn't it about time for more instructions on the quilt along...or am I making that up? My birds are flying around wondering where they will get to land. Love your test block from Julie's block. I might have to bite the bullet, push fear away and give it a try.

  6. I love the design you made with the geese!

  7. What a lovely block - you have used great colours!

  8. Oh very pretty!!! I remember your wooden mosaics, though I recall them belonging to our other sister, but I'm likely mistaken!

  9. Whilst tish geese are flapping around mine are still unmade . Have to catch up


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