Saturday, January 13, 2018

Scrappy Saturday #2

Great day to stay in

Garden Angel - my weather prognosticator
We actually have it a lot better than other areas in the mid-state.  It started raining early Friday morning and by 9 it was turning to ice.  There was a hole in the cloud cover, the rain stopped.  In the afternoon I looked out the window and a very fine snow was falling.  So fine that we only got a dusting; 40 miles to the north and west got 4-5 inches.  A few more flakes fell this morning and now the sun is trying to come out, but the temp will not be above freezing today so my Weather Angel told me to stay in and work on my blue scraps.

At my Rock Island Retreat this week I started my first column of Goose is Loose in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) color of the month - light to medium blue.  Learn more about RSC here.

Blue Goose is Loose
The strip finishes 6" wide and each goose 2" high. There are 28 geese in this strip; my goal is to have 36 so that each strip is 72" long.  With all 10 monthly colors, I will have a nice 60 x 72 quilt top.  This project was inspired by Sandra (Musings of a Menopausal Melon) who did it for the 2016 RSC.  You can see her flimsy here.

Thanks for all the positive comments I've received so far!  Several have asked for more information on the pattern so here is my source:

This is a self-published manual so not available on Amazon.  Cindy Williams (not the actress) vends at several shows in the Southeast; I picked mine up at the Mountain QuiltFest in Pigeon Forge in 2017.  You can find more about Cindy on Facebook here.  What I love about this manual is Cindy has lots of quick piecing tips and has taken the math mystery out of several frequently-used shapes, including the kite on the cover.  She really is The Math Whisperer!

Linking up with RSC Week #2 at soscrappy


  1. I love your geese! (Gooses? Loosy Goosies?)
    We've been on that weather roller coaster, too. First the temps stuck in the -10 to +5 range for DAYS, then yesterday it shot up to 60, then overnight the temp dropped again and the snow started. It's currently flumphing down hard out there...
    Spring is soon, right? Almost here?

  2. That looks like a really helpful book, Libby! I often struggle with quilty math, especially when I want to make a block bigger or smaller. I think I told you this before, but I do love your geese!

  3. Beautiful column of Goose is Loose!! It's a great idea to make a quilt with this pattern, the first part looks lovely

  4. I like your blue geese! They're similar to my Mountain Meadow :)

  5. For a minute when I read Rock Island retreat I thought you might have been in RI, IL which is right across the river from me but then I remembered that TN has a RI State Park.

    Ok, and just a book or pamphlet or anything else that is written by a Math Whisperer sounds like a great buy to me!

  6. Love the blue geese! I may have to put this on my quilt bucket list!

  7. I really do love this pattern! It is going to make a beautiful foul quilt by the end of the year.

  8. I love your strip of geese. I am looking forward to watching the flock grow!

  9. Lots of pretty BLUE scraps in that column of Geese!!

  10. Glad you got home before the roads got really bad. You got a lot done at the retreat. The strip of geese is going to make such a fun quilt. Stay warm!

  11. The weather is having fits everywhere. The Geese look as if they could just take off! But not till you finish the quilt, of course. A math whisperer is what I've needed all my life. Can she multiply herself?

  12. Two days ago the ground was we have 4" of very fluffy snow. It's going up to 40 by the end of the week. My morning meeting (woman's club board) has been cancelled. I plan to sew!


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