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Showing posts from October, 2013

Flying Geese

Every once in awhile, I get in these moods where all I want to is finish up old projects. A couple years ago, I won a couple yards of Riley Blake fabric at a drawing at Quilt Retreat. When I got home, I started making several flying geese units. I don't even remember what I had in mind for them. I found them again this morning and decided that something needed to happen with them or I was just going to throw them out.

I started putting together these pinwheel-looking blocks. I'm sure there is a technical name for this pattern, but I don't know what it is.

Now, I just need to incorporate them somehow into a quilt!

Nine-Patch Variation Quilt Top

I know it's been almost a month since I've posted anything, but I haven't been sitting idly. I have been finishing the biggest quilt top I've ever made.

This quilt is going to be my sister-in-law's new bedspread for her king-sized bed.

She bought all the fabric and told me to turn it into whatever I wanted. I love the bold primary colors and thought something simple and geometric would compliment the traditional prints. I was inspired by a pattern in a McCall's magazine called "Two Simple." It was actually supposed to be for just two different fabrics - red and white. I decided to keep red a main color, but throw all the other colors in to replace the large white blocks. I also made the blocks a few inches larger than what the pattern directed.

{Credit} Pattern: Inspired by "Two Simple" by Janice Davis, from McCall's Fast Quilts. Fabric: Assorted. Finished size: 99" by 110".