Friday, May 16, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival--Spring 2014

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!

Be sure to visit the Festival and see lots and lots of terrific quilts of all sorts.  There are a number of categories to enjoy.  I'm linking this one to the Small Quilts.  Have a great time!

16 comments:

Lorna McMahon said...

What a gorgeous quilt and handsome boy! Love the flying geese prints against the white background. And the plaid binding is perfect!

Mary Truax said...

Wonderful quilt for your adorable grandson!

Kat said...

Beautiful! I like to colors and patterns in the simple design.

Shay said...

You can show this quilt as often as you like Annie. I fall in love with it over and over again everytime I see it.

Great job (and that grandson of yours is an absolute cutie pie!)

Tiffany said...

Oh my goodness, that last photo is adorable! I love flying geese quilts.

CitricSugar said...

The quilt is very cute but that baby!!! Absolutely gorgeous.

Vivian said...

Photos and stories about Cove can't come too often, and again I enjoyed reading about the story behind his baby quilt, made by Grandma Annie. Any quilter (especially a quilting grandma) would recognize the genius of a monthly baby photo on the quilt. Smart Mommy!
Thanks for sharing the quilt and that cutie little Mr. Cove again.

dutchcomfort said...

Congratulations on your first Grandchild and on your lovely flying geese quilt! It’s gorgeous!

Catherine said...

A fab flying geese quilt and a beautiful boy too! You must be so proud. Flying geese is on my bucket list

belarmina said...

Un bebe precioso!!!
Y una colcha digna de un príncipe
suerte en el festival
saludos

Kate said...

It was fun to watch you put this one together. It definitely suits cove. Since you know the size of the flying geese, it will be easy to go back and determine how much he's grown each month.

Stephanie said...

Modern yet retro feeling. Love the floating geese. Any chance your daughter will become a quilter? She has a good eye. :o) The best part is that handsome guy!!!

a maidenhair fern said...

I love flying geese. The colors in this one are especially nice. Darling grandbaby!

Ольга Романив said...

So beautiful! Very!

Wendy said...

what a lovely quilt! I love flying geese. Great colours too, and adorable baby!

Nupur said...

This is a beautiful baby quilt- classic design, modern prints and colors- love it all.