Tuesday, July 12, 2016

When Inpiration Meets Desperation

The geese are flying again!

 Regular readers may remember that I began working on Geese Migration (a Cynthia Brunz design) earlier in the year.

Geese on the Move (a/k/a Geese Migration)
I got quite a bit accomplished at a retreat in February but was running low on variety in the 15 little squares per block so I kitted up what I had and set it aside till I could add to my stash of Japanese taupe-like fabrics at AQS-Paducah.

Fast-forward to last Saturday. Two people at the St. Louis MQG showed their versions of the quilt and I was inspired to dig mine out when I got home on Sunday. However, the 25 (or more) FQs that I bought in Paducah and immediately washed/ironed/folded were still in a sack on the floor that I have been tripping over since the end of April. 

Desperate to figure out where I stood, I paired up kits and blocks with matching sky in the geese block (didn't want more than 2 of each color). Then I unfolded and cut a 2-1/2" strip from each new FQ. From there I cut 2 geese (Companion Angle), 2 right triangles (Easy Angle - for future use) and 4 squares.

Blocks and kits in baggies
I'm planning to make my quilt a little longer than the pattern so I needed a few more blocks. And I wanted extras so that I will have some flexibility in layout when I get to that point.

Extra geese and sky being auditioned
I know this is far from my One Monthly Goal (OMG), but I desperately needed to get that sack out of my way and get this project to a point that I can pick it up and work on it when I have time. There will be another retreat in August and I should be able to get the flimsy all together then.


  1. So happy to see this one surface again. I love all your color combinations :)

  2. Kitting makes piecing so much easier. All the thinking has been done - well most of it.

  3. I love your colors in this one - so happy you're working on it again! I like having some blocks kitted up, for those times when I want to sew without thinking too hard. (Like when it's really hot, or when the audiobook I'm listening to is getting particularly interesting...)

  4. I love this quilt and am excited to see your progress. I like to have blocks kitted up, too. Just grab and sew!

  5. Love your colors - your blocks are looking really good. Nice to have blocks prepped and kitted up to work on at your next retreat.

  6. LOVE this project!!! Looking forward to seeing how it progresses.

  7. Your geese are lovely. Have fun kitting up the rest of the blocks.

  8. This pattern is on the short list that's buried in the rest of my bucket list. Love the colors and blocks you've gotten made so far. Looking forward to seeing this one come together.

  9. I love this pattern and have it in my Soon-to-Start project pile. Not that anything in this pile actually gets started "soon", but hey, the intention's there, right? LOL!!! In the meantime, I love seeing yours come together, and it fires me up to start my own each time I see it.


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