Saturday, March 19, 2022

Project Quilting 13.6: Flying Geese


Oh what a fun ride this season of Project Quilting has been! 
I participated in each of the 6 challenges and loved each one.

Thank you to Kim Lapacek at Persimon Dreams for hosting this 
inspiring challenge for us each year. 

This final theme we were to incorporate at least 5 Flying Geese blocks into a finished project.

I've had a table runner in mind for quite a while that fits this "goose" bill. 
Switchback Trail is a free pattern from Sharon Holland Designs.

One of the elderly ladies I care for is having a birthday this coming week, so I kept her in mind as I chose fabrics. 
I also kept her in mind with prayers and loving thoughts as I stitched!
I'm hoping Mary will love her new table runner!

Most of my fabric stash is bright, colorful and on the modern side.
I had this one FQ bundle that is more subdued, so I chose 6 fabrics from it. 

Sewing the Flying Geese blocks using Sharon Holland's tutorial was fun and easy.
Trimming them is always a pain in the arse.

Making blocks with 2 Flying Geese snuggled up together.

Getting the blocks lined up just right and ready to sew together.

Sharon's instructions uses all of these blocks to make a 72" runner.
I know Mary's table isn't that long, so I used only half of the blocks.
The other half now is at the top of my WIP/UFO pile. 

Simple quilting in the ditch.

Decisions, decisions on binding fabrics!

Measuring 18" x 36" and complete with 24 Flying Geese blocks.
Absolutely "Handmade with love".

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  1. What a delightful gift for your friend! I’m sure she will love it. I have so enjoyed all the projects everyone has made with this challenge. So much creativity.

  2. Pretty colors - What a great table runner!

  3. What a lovely gift you have created, Kathy. Happy birthday, Mary!!

  4. Such a beautiful table runner! The lady you care for will love it. I think you picked just the right fabrics. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  5. Kathy, your flying geese table runner looks great! An interesting combination of colors and they look really great together. I’ll bet Mary will be thrilled with her handmade with love quilted gift.

  6. Well I had to hop over to Sharon's site and grab the pattern. While at it, I grabbed a few more. Thanks for the link.
    I thought I was looking at an HST until I read that it was 2 geese together. How clever! Love it when quilt patterns do that to ya.
    Beautiful work.