Inspired by the book that lives on my bedside table - Denyse Schmidt Quilts: 30 Colorful Quilt and Patchwork Projects, as well as by the wonderful Flying Geese Quilts seen on Flickr, I have created my own skein of flying geese.
I started off making the flying geese units using the very nifty Flying Geese Tutorial found on The Last Piece by Sarah Fielke, but found that my units were not all created equal. This has nothing to do with the tutorial, and everything to do with my sewing and the fact that I was using a heavier linen blend fabric which greedily used up more fabric in the fold that was needed to provide the sharp and pointed tip with a quarter inch seam allowance.
I then used the "Easy Star & Geese Ruler" by Kimberly Einmo which, although it meant working with bias edges, it gave me the extra control I need to make Flying Geese unit of consistent size.
I have also used several different linen and linen blend fabrics in this quilt, all very similar in color but varying in texture and weight, to add variety and interest.
Quick Fabric reference:
- Black and White Floral - Joel Dewberry - Manzanita in Black
- Large Daisy Red and Grey - Kei Daisies
- Small floral print in pink, red and black - "Come Quilt with Me" by Pat Yamin?
- Red and Orange Solids - Shot Cottons by Kaffe Fassett
- Grey and White Polka Dot - Kokka Medium Dot in Grey
In choosing fabrics I have limited the number of fabrics and only worked with red/pink, orange, black and grey fabrics. I also ensured that there was a mix of large and small scale fabrics, adding solid fabrics as a feature.