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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Geese

It's a couple of weeks already since I settled on the idea of making a Flying Geese border for the Rose Quilt. I haven't got very far. The quilt top is still hanging on my design wall. Over the weekend I did start going through my fabrics looking for possibilities. Here's the pile so far:I haven't yet unearthed the fabrics that are already in the quilt--I think they're in another box. Oh, so many boxes! So if you would please imagine the key orange and deep rose pink colours in to the mix. I was pleasantly surprised, though, at how many possibilities I came up with in a relatively short time. I've found that with scrappy designs, I can get away with a wider range of fabrics than I would expect. It's as if the eye averages out the whole array and finds the right balance. The other bonus is that I got moving on clearing the small mountain of quilting fabrics from my cutting table--it grew by a third. The table that is:)

4 comments:

SewSofie said...

Ahhh flying geese... how you've tormented me! Do you have an easy way of working out how big the triangles have to be to neatly fit along the quilt?

Textile Tragic said...

In this case I'm using a floating border just before the geese, so I've got a bit of leeway, but I usually draft it out using the size of the rectangle goose block. I'll see if I can do a step by step for you when I get up to it.

Dee said...

I would have believed it either way... the table or the fabric pile could easily have grown by a third. :)

SewSofie said...

Oh thank you. No rush... I dont think i'll be attempting them again any time soon!