Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Birds of a Feather ...

... flock together; and so my Flying Geese are in unison, heading in the one direction only.


I have heeded the general consensus in the comments of my prior post (showing work in progress of this quilt) and have omitted the idea of adding sashing in between some of the vertical rows.  This change in plan did mean having to add another row of flying geese to keep the quilt dimensions in proportion.  Choosing the colors for these two rows of Half Square Triangles (left hand side of quilt top - below) caused quite some indecisiveness.


I like to think my flock of Flying Geese are heading North ~ it is how I'd visualized the quilt top after the final layout was decided upon. A change in orientation of the quilt top doesn't significantly alter the  overall effect or greatly change the impact of the colors and the layout.


Backing, quilting and binding yet to come.
Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
Flock of Flying Geese - A Finished Quilt


61 comments:

  1. absolutely riveting! GORGEOUS!

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  2. Awesome. Sure they should fly north. I'm in Canada, tell the Geese they can come to my house!!

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  3. I love how this is turning out. It looks great without sashing, and I'm glad the rainbow doesn't start or end on either edge. My favorite thing is using the unlikely gray crosshatch print as your neutral. It works brilliantly!

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  4. Rita could you please tell me the name of the grey background fabric.

    cheers
    Christine

    quilt looks fantastic

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  5. that is just beautiful. i love the colours & that they are flying 'north' i agree they look amazing without the sashing.

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  6. I seem to have a recurring comment for your creations Rita - 'I love it!'

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  7. very awesome!! i would've never thought of that. gr8 colors!!

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  8. That is really eye catching! Love it!

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  9. wow, your lines are all so straight and stuff! LOL I just put up in progress pictures of my second ever quilt,and my joins are not nearly so pretty!

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  10. Wonderful! I love it without sashing.

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  11. It's fabulous Rita, I love it. xo

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  12. Holy Mole spicy guacamole!!! This is just crazy insane cool!!!!!!

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  13. Love love love! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

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  14. It reminds me of a Native American blanket with a little twist. Love it!

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  15. Rita you have done a fabulous job as always! This design is so punchy in visual impact, I LOVE it. I love how perfectly pieced it all is too. Can't wait to see how you quilt and bind it :-)
    Melanie

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  16. You've been busy today. I really like this quilt you are working on; the"gray" fabric really sets off those triangles. (Yes, I know it's not gray, but it just reads that way.) Bravo!

    I've been working too--I'm on to the next Lollypop Tree block.

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  17. This is really beautiful, but oddly enough I see the gray 'geese' when I look at it, so they are headed in the opposite direction. Isn't it funny how we can look at the same top and see it differently?

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  18. I think you made a wise choice without sashing- I like how everything plays well together. And flying north vs. flying south? It's amazing how the eye plays tricks on the brain.
    I'm excited to see the final product.

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  19. stunning, seriously beautiful. Can't wait to see what you come up with for the borders.

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  20. Binding? If it were mine I would stick to the background fabric.
    This one is great Rita!

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  21. I actually see geese flying north in both pictures. In one, they are colorful; in the other, they are gray. Very interesting.

    And very lovely.

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  22. double WOWsie! This make me, first time, to put flying geese on my bucket list!

    I, too, see the "gray" geese going one way and the colour going the other way.

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  23. Gorgeous. I'm wondering how you pressed your seam allowances?

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  24. Totally fantastic and I want to make one NOW! (a little more HST practice first methinks!!)

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  25. WOW! I love it. Colourfull but not too much, a 'simple' design but not at all dull, it's just perfect! And the grey is perfect too... Wish I had one like this in my room... Well done!

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  26. so clever!, and my eyes are drawn to the "other" geese flying south :)

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  27. Perfect piecing - every point present and accounted for and wonderful colour too!

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  28. It looks great! My eyes are funny, once you've turned the quilt around, I see the grey/blue geese and not the coloured ones anymore. So for me, they are still going north.

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  29. It's looking great. Can't wait to see it quilted. Jacinta

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  30. That is just beautiful - I love how they stand out with your choice of Alexander Henry's Heath. Sew creative on the placement too. A real show stopper!

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  31. Love. Love. Love!!!

    I actually see the geese in the black and white too. I live in one of the largest wild goose stopover areas in the country, so my brain is wired to see them in B&W, I think. :)

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  32. Beautiful Quilt! So, it is a spring/fall quilt with the geese direction going with the weather.
    Ready to try my own. Truly a nice quilt.

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  33. Love the quilt! Very modern, makes the eye move about, and makes you want to figure out what is going on in the quilt. Wonderful!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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  34. They're gorgeous! The colors work beautifully.

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  35. This is beautiful! It might inspire a copycat crime!!

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  36. One of my favorites this week!!

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  37. Just fantastic. Hope you and everyone you know is sharing champagne over this one! A beauty.

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  38. wow the overall effect is something else, well done Rita

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  39. Absolutely stunning. What a very colourful quilt!

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  40. Absolutely stunning! Flying geese are one of my favourite patterns, and the colour & simplicity of this makes them stand out on their own. Gorgeous! Jxo

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  41. LOVE & inspiration. THANK YOU!

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  42. It is sew beautiful. Love your colors....

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  43. Not surprised it sold, a unique bright Rita quilt. It was lovely and I'm sure the buyer will love it.

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  44. Rita, I love reading your blog. You always deliver on color, and I love gazing at color! Seeing some of the things you've made has given me the courage to try new color schemes and to mix fabrics that I'm not sure about at first. Thanks for sharing all about what you do. :)

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