Thursday, February 28, 2013

{Post 1,123} Fifty-Six Wild Geese

I am trying out some layouts for my geese.  I don't want them side by side because the quilt would be soooo heavy with all the tiny pieces, plus the seams won't nest.

Not crazy about this layout on the gold fabric.  Notice I have all the geese flying out horizontally from the center.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

{Post 1,122} Forty-five Wild Geese

I have enjoyed making the last few of these blocks so much more than the first!  On the trip to my FIL's surprise 80th birthday party, I tamed all my stash of shirts, Thimbleberries, and some random leftovers from baby quilts, etc.  Now I just reach into the appropriate pile and get the right sized piece for paper piecing.  So fast, and much less waste.

Don't really have a plan for these other than to tame my overabundant stash of scraps.  Making little plastic templates really helped as well.  When I eye-ball a piece, it's sort of like putting leftovers away...the container is always way too big for the amount of food!

These are 4" unfinished: