It's Festival Time! Once again Amy is putting on the Blogger's Quilt Festival, a great place to wander around and see some fabric play and some amazing stitching and quilting. I hope you'll enjoy your visit to my little corner of the fun.
I'm sharing a baby quilt that I made for our first grandchild. My daughter and her husband definitely favor a modern esthetic, and yet I had to smile when my daughter showed me a picture of a modern quilt she liked-- which was made from a very old quilt block, flying geese. We collaborated on the size and layout of the flying geese quilt, and shopped together at Superbuzzy for all the fabrics.
Lots of aquas, burnt orange, browns and grays, with a bit of a woodland theme, perfect for the baby boy they learned they were expecting. I set about making sets of geese using the fast geese method.
Geese a-flying in groups of four.
We played layout and switcheroo and I got the center of the top together. My daughter wanted the geese to float, so I added a narrow border of the white print. The backing she selected to be just one fabric, which actually made it easier for me when it came time for the quilting.
The mom-to-be agreed to hold the quilt when I brought it to the nursery, but didn't want to be in the photo :)
I machine quilted around all the geese and added a bias plaid binding.
Love those ring-tailed critters! Our grandson arrived on February 26th and they named him Cove.
His mommy has been posing him on his quilt for his monthly growth photos. I love that!