11 February 2014

Lots of geese flying here

This weeks assignment was to make the flying geese blocks for the Star Light Star Bright Quilt Along.  Melissa has a great tutorial on how to make no waste flying geese, they really whip up very fast.  Thank goodness since I had 80 to make. 

I worked up how I am planning to layout my quilt.  I am making 4 - 24" blocks and 1 - 48" block.  I will carry over the Kona Navy from the block background to fill in the space between the corner blocks and for the boarder.  Now to wait for Wednesday when the next assignment of half square triangle is assigned. 

I got a wonderful package of fabric in the mail from Australia this weekend.  Full of fabric goodness from Braidwood Heritage Crafts on Etsy.  Rita at Red Pepper Fabrics shared here Sunday Stash #215 a couple weeks ago and I knew I just has to have some.  I really love Rita's Sunday Stashes such a lovely assortment of fabric eye candy.  

I picked up a fat quarter bundle of  Terra Australis - outback color way by an Australian Designer called Emma Jean Jansen.  This is a lovely Australian collection of fabric.  My husband and I have lived in Australia for 8 years and our first born was born in New South Wales so Australia will always be special for us.  I have been wanting to make a quilt to remember our time that we had there and this fabric will be a great reminder without being to novelty heavy.  (even through I have some of that too) :)

Since shipping is not cheap between Australia and USA I made sure to fill the package to the brim.  So I picked some half meter cuts of Saffron Craig's Banksia Bloom fabric line and a half meter cut of Valley View Yellow Texture print.  

Then to finish off the package I picked a fat quarter of Saffron Craig's Wombat Wonderland.  I LOVE wombats! I hope to turn the wombat print into a wallet.  How cute is that wombat. 

Now I need to go finish up the binding on my Crafty Traveler Tote and Hemisphere quilt (A Finish Along QTR1 Goal)  so I can show you them later this week.  I am still waiting on my backing fabric to arrive for my Impromptu quilt (A Lovely Year of Finishes - February Goal).  I think it is scheduled for delivery tomorrow but I have my Frames quilt (A Finish Along QTR1 Goal) loaded up on the machine right now; so hopefully by the end of the week I will be able to get it loaded up.  Here is a peek at how I am quilting the Frames quilt. 

Thank you for stopping by and visiting. 


1 comment:

  1. I love the way you have designed your quilt!!! What a fun way to change it up :) And your geese all look so incredible!! Oh, I just can't wait to see this one come together!