modern quilt

Scrappy Flying Geese

February 1, 2018
I’ve always thought of Flying Geese as a border application in traditional quilts; something to be added later. I have been playing with geese lately and came up with a scrappy modern twist.
Recently I bought an Accuquilt Go! Big and it came with a die for cutting flying geese. After a few test runs with some scraps, I kind of, sort of, got a bit carried away. The little scrappy geese units I was making, looked like candy to me. So after a few Pinterest inspirational searches, I decided that I liked how they looked grouped together by similar background/corner unit colors. I used a white Kona for the negative space and quilted it with 100 wt Microquilter thread from Superior with 80/20 Hobbs batting. I quilted some ghost geese blocks and a lot of free hand fillers, trying to keep each section a little different, but still having a similar feel for the texture.

This turned out to be a gift for my son’s fiance, even though I really wanted to keep it for myself!

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23 July 2017

Ok…I think I truly am going to need to work on my blogging updates.  There just always seems to be time to sew or quilt, but not quite enough to write about it.  Note to self… get crackin’!

So my Ode to Mondrian is finished and I did want to post a picture of it completely finished.

Mondrian finished WM

You’ll notice that I did not bind it traditionally, but used a facing instead.  I love the clean finish on the this quilt and I really think it works.  I followed the directions from art quilter, Terry Aske’s blog on her favorite quilt facing technique.  As a garment sewer, it just makes sense to me.  So…check it out!

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Ode to Mondrian

It is an absolutely beautiful spring day here in SE Michigan.  I spent a good part of the day pruning raspberries and moving some blueberry bushes.  Feels like Spring!

I also managed to get in the quilt room today to work on a wall hanging that I have loaded on the longarm.  I was inspired by Piet Mondrian’s work and wanted to make a quilt using the same principles.  Plus, it gives me a lot of negative space to practice my free motion quilting.  My sister says that it reminds her of the mod dresses from the 60s.  I just find it perky!

Happy Spring Quilting!




UFO 1 Bound and Finished …hurray!

9 patch bound (2)

Well, it’s off the plate…and I should be moving on to the other UFOs.  Some how I keep getting distracted with other projects…

So, I’ve been distracted in a modern Mondrian inspired direction.   It is pieced and now on the longarm partially quilted.  This was a piece as I went kind-a thing.  Very fun…I will post once it is all quilted.