Friday, July 1, 2011

The Plan

Weaving geese compressed
I’ve been playing with graph paper and coloured pencils and think my quilter’s block may have finally cleared.  I have a plan for the bright fabrics I posted about a few weeks ago!
Well, a partial plan anyway.  If my calculations are correct, I have plenty of fabric to make the 128 flying geese for this 46”x60” quilt center.  99 of them will be 2”x4” finished, and 29 will be 3”x6” finished.
I have no idea what the plan is for borders, though I’m pretty sure the quilt will need some.  Then again, maybe a scrappy binding will do the trick.  I’ll wait and see how the center comes together to decide.
Getting this one started will be my reward for quilting the placemats and runners I started the last couple of months.  I think I should also cut fabric for the pieced borders of Whimsy first.  Is there any chance my mind will stay made up about these brights in the meantime? :)


  1. Wow, you can add talented designer to your resume. I love your idea. I remember Whimsy, too. Good luck!


  2. I think that idea you came up with it great!! It seems that once things get on paper, there is a greater chance of them actually getting done;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  3. Oooh I love it! Such creativity in figuring that out. I can't wait to see it come to life!

  4. I love the design and the bright colors! Will you be using Eleanor Burns' geese ruler? For me, it is the easiest way to get four accurate geese in just a few minutes. It makes getting your "ducks in a row" so easy! ---"Love"

  5. Wow! What a great design!
    Flying geese are one of my favorites, and I love the two different sizes.♥

  6. That is going to be beautiful! I can't wait to see it in progress.

  7. It's fantastic and will look amazing in those fabrics. I'd be tempted to use a multi-coloured stipe binding but only because I'm too lazy to make a scrappy one! Ann :-)

  8. love it. as a linear thinker, this has real appeal. the color and size change up is a very effective design. marvelous!

  9. that will be a fantastic quilt. so far, planning of that sort just hasn't been in my mindset, but can see why you would want to do it. love flying geese--especially eleanor burns' way of doing them. look forward to seeing it done!!


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