In the last two weeks I have started a couple of new projects.
|One of them is this Wild Goose Chase kit that came from the stash of a quilt camp friend, Kitty.|
In the pattern, there were pages upon pages for the paper pieced flying geese--not my favorite method. I decided to use my Quilt in A Day ruler to make the geese units. I needed to add a few extra fabrics to be able to do that, also making it a little bit scrappy--a good thing, in my book.
Piecing the geese using Eleanor Burns' technique went pretty quickly--lots of geese happening!
|I changed out the very bright orange fabric that was in the kit and used two deeper cheddar colored fabrics from my stash for the rest of the quilt.|
|These blocks go together pretty quickly when the geese are all ready to go! |
|This is all nine blocks set together as shown in the pattern. Very striking, I think. |
It's difficult to see in this photo, but there are two different blues used in the backgrounds.
I was a little unhappy with this setting though, because the top seems very dark--and it's only 36 inches square.
|I re-set the blocks on my design wall and grabbed some cheddar squares from my 2.5" scrap box. I liked that the sashing added some lightness and also made it a bit larger, but, hmmm......still not sure. |
|Then I remembered that I had a good sized chunk of this fabric in my stash. It's from one of the same lines of fabric included in the kit. There had been a small piece of it in the kit labeled for use in the dark parts of the geese. (I had used it as a light when I made my geese units.)|
|I cut it to finish at the same width as the geese units. This isn't sewn together yet. It's a little crazy looking but I kind of like it. Or maybe I am just mesmerized by those wavy stripes? |
There will be a narrow cheddar inner border and a small border from the same floral in the darkest blocks.
|It has an hypnotic effect, no? |