I'm with my fellow bloggers who ask where has the day/ week/ month/ year gone. Time speeds by, whether or not you pay attention. It takes consistently spending time in my quilting loft to get some quilting accomplished. It can be small blocks of time, but if I don't get to my sewing area 3 or 4 times a week, no quilting gets done.
I've finished the quilt top made with the one-seam flying geese blocks. Ricky Tims demonstrates how to make these blocks near the beginning of Episode 107 at The Quilt Show. The finished goose size is 2½ by 5 inches and I made 70 geese.
If I make one-seam flying geese again, I think I'll make larger geese. For the math-challenged, here are a few possibilities.
|2½" x 5"||3" x 3"||3" x 5½"|
|3" x 6"||3½" x 3½"||3½" x 6½"|
|3½" x 7"||4" x 4"||4" x 7½"|
I've quilted the colorful quilt top my friend, Jodie, donated to our 3rd Sunday Project Linus group last month. The quilting design is a little more complicated than much of what I do on charity quilts. The quilting shows better on the orange flannel back.
The blocks are about 12" square. Ditch quilting between the blocks plus quilting a diagonal grid left largish triangles that needed more quilting.
I put on my thinking cap and sketched a couple of blocks. Then I used colored pencils to trace a quilting pattern. After a couple of tries I had the design below.
Note: I created this design with pencil and paper, but it didn't scan well, so I redrew it on my computer to share here.
This morning I made a quilt top in less than 2 hours, start to finish, but I haven't had a chance to press and photograph it. I'll share it some other time.