Fly Geese, Fly!


So many cut off corners from my Tula Strings quilt just begging to be used for their own quilt. I have been wanting to do a quilt of all flying geese for some time – perfect opportunity! First, there was all the trimming of the triangles. The adding of the solids was done while at a sew-in with friends – it took forever! The final trimming of the blocks seemed to take more than forever.  There was a lot of arranging on the design wall, rearranging, and yes, rearranging some more. The blocks occupied the design wall for at least a couple of weeks.


Then there was the sewing. Oh so much sewing! Each section I placed back on the design wall did get me excited. All in all, it did not take nearly as long as it seemed and the best part? I’m very pleased with the result!


There were some of the flying geese leftover and they were NOT going into the orphan block container. The backing was the best place for them and it made for a more interesting backing.


Quilted, Bound, Done – Yeah!

Links: Main Crush Monday  Monday Making


17 responses »

  1. Congratulations! It is gorgeous and I love the using up the scraps and making something you love – that’s such an awesome feeling.

  2. Judy Whitehead

    I love this!!!

  3. This is absolutely delightful! I love looking at all the individual geese.

  4. Joyce, you are amazing. The flying geese are so colorful. It really livens up a very traditional pattern. You really have a great eye for color and the overall design. Thanks for sharing!


  5. Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts

    That is a fantastic quilt! I love the way you made the FG with scraps; it all looks so great together. Thanks so much for linking your quilt with Main Crush Monday. I’ve been studying your quilt – it’s like eye candy with each block being different.

  6. Congrats on a fantastic finish!

  7. Congrats on a fantastic finish! I’m planning something similar w/some cutoffs but doing HSTs instead of FG. However, I too want to make a FG quilt someday.

  8. I love this quilt. So original!

  9. Oh, what a pretty quilt. The back is beautiful too. I’ve pinned this.

  10. Neat quilt. I love those stringy geese.

  11. Such glorious colours. A beautiful result.


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