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WIP: More Geese

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This week I’m working on another little Flying Geese quilt.  I love the precision in making these. 

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This one uses some very old pinks, including this one we think dates to the nineties, and some that are obviously more modern.

In contrast to the last baby quilt, this one does require pinning for the final assembly.  Yuck.  I still have three more rows to sew on before the top is complete.

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Also, I put together the January block from the Jinny Beyer Block of the Month Quilt on Craftsy (using another vintage JB fabric).  I was only going to follow along on the lessons, but after seeing others do it, I had to give it a try.  Ouch. 

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I felt smug about printing my templates out on the computer, but that was the last time I enjoyed it.  I once sewed entire quilts this way, but my hands are no longer made for tracing, cutting, or hand sewing little triangles.  Let’s just say its sort of square, close to the right size, and finished!  I might do a couple more blocks, but with the rotary cutter and machine, for sure.

Spring weather seems to have arrived here, very suddenly, and by afternoons I’m sewing with my window open a little.  Hope you’re enjoying your progress.  I’m linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

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Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

5 thoughts on “WIP: More Geese

  1. Love your flying geese quilt… your colour combo is very effective! I too try to pop in the occasional old fabric, no point having a stash & not using it, yes? Linda

  2. I was happy to see I’m not the only one with 90’s pinks and greens still in my stash!

  3. The flying geese are looking fab, well done for sticking with the BOM!

  4. I am doing an exchange with a friend of Flying Geese. I use the Deb Tucker method and her ruler. Love it!

  5. I like the Jenny Beyer block, but I wouldn’t be hand piecing it these days. I love baskets. Your fabrics are really pretty together.

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