Sunday, January 12, 2014

Geese Arranging

I love a Saturday spent sewing!  All the rest of the geese for the baby quilt got assembled, and then I waited for DD Elaine to come over after her mommy-to-be afternoon rest so that we could play layout.  Auntie-to-be Erica helped play too. 

 Nine sets of geese all pointy and bright.


 Up and down the geese fly in rows. 


I will assemble them in vertical rows to make matching the many seam intersections easier.  Before getting too tired last night, I did sew two rows together and then pinned the other two sets together, all ready to go under the needle today.  To get nice flat geese, I clipped the seams on the tip of the triangles and pressed it upward, while pressing the remainder towards the next goose--I'll show that in another post when I get a picture.  The joined row seams will be pressed open. Then I'll add narrow borders of background fabric to make the geese float. While I stitch, I'm thinking about how to quilt this.  It will probably be in straight lines to keep a modern look.  I've got the backing and binding fabrics washed but not ironed.  Really happy with the way this is coming together so far!

9 comments:

Joyful Quilter said...

Love the layout...can't wait to see it done. Flying geese are not my favorite block to make but they always seem to add something to a quilt. Your points look great!

Pokey said...

It looks good! I've always wanted to make one of these, so I'll be looking for your tip share ~
:-}pokey

Kate said...

It looks great. Love all the movement of those geese. Love the colors too.

Shay said...

Wow! I love this. It looks fresh and modern and really different for a baby quilt. Go Annie!

Candace said...

Pretty, bright, cheery and perfect points, Annie! Can't wait to see your clipping method!
Cheers!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Oh My!! I LOVE….I WANT….Cute Cute Cute!!
Yes…Yes…..more pointy and brightness please!!

Janet O. said...

Wow, you should be happy. It looks beautiful. As I said before, your geese all look so crisp and precise.
I see you have another post up, but I am trying to get all caught up after being gone and I wanted to come see this first.

Marg said...

I love it.

Sarah said...

These look great, very precise! Love the layout you've come up with too.