Saturday, December 16, 2017

Migrating Geese Flimsy

Finished this a little over a week ago; those of you who follow me on Instagram will have already seen it. It got quite the cool reactions. 95 likes! Think that may be the most any of my photos have got.
That's inside on the design wall but at least it's a straight-on shot, and the colour is actually pretty good. I put several possibilities for layout on my blog a month or so ago, and asked for opinions, yet I just wasn't feeling any of them in my heart, you know? I even came up with a fifth possibility and then just before falling asleep one night, I thought, what if I off-set the rows like I did my Whirling Stars RSC2016 quilt?
I do believe I'm the only dog-walking person who hauled along her quilt for a photo op when she went to the Sarasota Harbor this past January lol


When I left for Florida last weekend, we had no snow. Well, we set a record for most snowfall on Dec. 13, 15 cm/6". So you know I'd want to set my pristinely pressed, southern-bound geese on that pristine snow!

Although I saw the potential in setting the rows of geese this way, so that you get background triangles, I didn't realize it would play with the eyes as much as it does. It is just so cool! I don't believe anyone has set them like this before. 😌

The tutorial I used to make them is here. However, this is Deb Tucker's design, so here is the link to her cutting guide for various sizes, as well as a video, and below is her YouTube video on making them!

One more snow shot...
This is on my Q4 FAL list so I have what, 15 days to get this quilted. 'k bye, as my sweet Brady would say.

Linking up
soscrappy

25 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

This is stunning, Sandra! I *love* the layout and although uncomfortable to wrestle with a decision, I'm so glad you let this one percolate for a while. The snow sets it off beautifully, too.

Anne said...

I've used these offset geese in a border but never thought of filling a whole quilt. And "stunning" is the only word for your layout. It's amazing how such a simple tweak makes such a huge difference, and also amazing to think your setting might be brand new. That makes your creativity amazing too. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jo said...

Thanks for the you tube link. What a great idea.

Word Weaver Art said...

Oh, Sandra... yes! You waited until you found it. It was worth the wait! When I opened to it, my eyes traveled back and forth across it for a long time. It's all about the white triangles now! They are the star of the show; they tell the story now! They just happen to have a fabulous fabulous colorful background. It's become almost an optical illusion. I had to scroll back to find the first four choices just to remember. It went from a colorful quilt to a work of art. Can't wait to see it quilted!

Pat said...

This is a knockout.

Northern Deb said...

Love this quilt... the colors and design are amazing!

Raewyn said...

Gorgeous!! Perfect layout - and great snow shots!!

Stitchin At Home said...

So glad you let it percolate as the results are stunning!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I really love the Migrating Geese blocks, and especially how you laid them out, in color and the design! That's going to be a beautiful quilt! Definitely a block I want to try!

QuiltE said...

Great choice! Those larger white geese make for a great secondary pattern to play with the eyes. Can't wait for you to make even more magic with this one with your FMQing. Merry Christmas!

JANET said...

Fantastic arrangement and quilt!! Great use of design and color, also.

Jasmine said...

I absolutely love the arrangement on this with the background forming big geese in the opposite direction. I think this is now on my bucket list. Maybe with bigger geese. Ha!

Stitches said...

This comment is kind of "off the wall" but I think you should name this quilt Roy G. Biv..your thoughts?

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love you geese!! We actually got snow this year in central Texas....maybe 1 1/2 to 2 inches. What fun!

Ioleen said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. You can keep the snow, lol.

Kathleen said...

I love this and love that you get a secondary pattern of geese - totally awesome. Can’t wait to see your quilting on it - good luck getting it done for the quarter.... I am close to finishing two - one for 4 quarter and one ufo... we shall see....

canuckquilter said...

Love love love it!

Louise said...

The layout is amazing, Sandra! All the smaller Rainbow Geese heading one direction, while the big white Snowbirds go the other. I love it!

Emily said...

Absolutely amazing!

JanineMarie said...

Your geese-in-the-snow pictures are so pretty. I love snow when it's all fresh and white. I'm thinking those geese might want to fly south now. Nah. They probably figure they're south enough. You're going to have so much fun quilting those big background triangles (Or are they foreground? My eyes can't decide.)

Katie Z. said...

Lovely!

Cheryl said...

I love this layout and the fun rainbow color palette.

allthingzsewn said...

I like your geese but I love your stars.

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Hi Sandra, this is a really fantastic migrating geese quilt. I could look at it for hours! I have shared your link on Clever Chameleon.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I love this. This technique is still on my wish list of things to do.