Friday, December 23, 2016

Yours Truly - A Flying Geese Quilt

The Finished Quilt
Yours Truly - Modern Flying Geese Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
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QUILT STATS
Yours Truly - A Flying Geese Quilt
The finished quilt measures 45 inches x 55 inches.
8 rows of 22 Flying Geese Units (and a random variation).
Each Flying Geese block measures
 3 inches x 5.5 inches (incl. seam allowances).
Flying Geese units pieced with Bloc Loc Flying Geese ruler.
a low loft batting perfect for use with low volume and bright white fabrics.

Yours Truly - Modern Flying Geese Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Yours Truly - Modern Flying Geese Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Yours Truly - Modern Flying Geese Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

This week has flown by! The lead up to Christmas is such a busy time of the year and I was concerned that I may have set myself too many tasks to complete this week. Basting, quilting, and binding this quilt was on my to-do list and I am happy to have ticked those tasks off. Done, done, and done. And I couldn't be happier with how this quilt turned out.

Yours Truly - Modern Flying Geese Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

The fabrics used for this quilt are predominantly from the most recent collection by Kim Kight called Yours Truly for Cotton + Steel (due for release next month). Although not my usual color palette I have loved working with these colors and prints and enjoyed contrasting the prints with Kona Cotton solid fabrics, shot cottons by Oakshott Fabrics, and linen blend fabrics.

Yours Truly - Modern Flying Geese Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Yours Truly - Modern Flying Geese Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Yours Truly - Modern Flying Geese Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

I have quilted the quilt with edge to edge straight lines; first creating a foundation of grid lines by ditch stitching all horizontal seam lines and then ditch stitching all vertical seam lines. I then added additional vertical lines of stitching - using a walking foot with quilting guide - just 1 inch apart. For the back of the quilt I have used a single floral print on a soft pink background from the Cookie Book collection also by Kim Kight for Cotton + Steel.

Yours Truly - Modern Flying Geese Quilt - binding | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

For the binding I have used one of my favorite Cotton + Steel prints from the Lucky Strikes collection (again by Kim Kight) called Clothesline Floral. This is a gorgeous print - such an unusual color - and I love how Cotton + Steel collections, from current and prior releases, all work so beautifully together.
Yours Truly - Modern Flying Geese Quilt - binding | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

This quilt is available for purchase from my Etsy Store.

See all the listing details here: 

Yours Truly - Modern Flying Geese Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Yours Truly - Modern Flying Geese Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

In preparation for Christmas I am going to take a few days away from my sewing machine and my blog, but will be back with more late next week. I have been working on a hand piecing project for a few months now and once the Christmas rush is over I plan to spend some time with needle in hand, slow sewing, and enjoying the long, warm days of Summer.

Wishing all of my readers a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 
Rita

8 comments:

  1. its a beautiful quilt ever. Have a wonderful holiday Rita

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  2. What a wonderful little Masterpiece. I still struggle with sewing off the points of the flying geese blocks. Yours are so perfect :)! Beautiful!

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  3. This is just the perfect combination of every fabric--from the piecing to the backing to the binding. I might break down and get the bloc-loc ruler. :) Merry Christmas!

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  4. LOVE the half rectangles that you threw in to break things up. It really makes the quilt go from cool to spectacular. Have a great holiday season!

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  5. Rita ~ this is fabulous!! I am so glad you introduced me (and the world ;-) to bloc loc rulers - they are ridiculously expensive for small bits of plastic, but man, do they make trimming geese EASY! What method do you use for sewing your geese? 4 at a time? or the bloc loc's method (which results in a lot of waste)? or some other method entirely??
    Merry Christmas ~ Tracy

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  6. Its very beautiful! Do you wash your quilts before you list them for sale?

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  7. Perfect choice for binding. Beautiful quilt all round. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a lovely Christmas.

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  8. Merry Christmas Rita. Gorgeous quilt! Thanks for all your wonderful work and inspiration.

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