Flying Geese, that is :) The challenge was to use only one shape and the finished quilt had to be 24" x 24" or larger. Mine is 32" x 43".
I knew right away I wanted to make a repro of this early New England quilt in Sandi Fox's book, Small Endearments, another all-time favorite. Triangles were the only shape.
All the fabrics were from my stash and I sewed the geese in horizontal rows . . .
. . . taking care to mark and align centers all the way across.
The fabric on the back is another favorite by Karen Jarrar for Marcus Brothers.
A detail of the chevron quilting.
That was the first time I ever made a 3/8" binding. Up until then my bindings were always 1/2". I started the quilt in 2002, showed the top at the Strawberry Supper in 2003, and after pledging to the guild to complete this UFO, finished it in 2004 :)
On another note, we have lots of Hostas in our yard.
My daughter sprayed them last month with deer repellent which seemed to do the trick. So far the deer have left them alone :) Thanks, Con!
My current evening project is quilting Morris hexies and so far I've been able to do one per night. Little by little . . .
Have a great week!
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