Blogger’s Quilt Festival:

This is my entry for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival 2017

Having only returned to quilting this summer, I am light on finished quilts made within this past year. This quilt is one of the reasons I wanted to get back to quilting. I saw A Circle of Flying Geese and couldn’t resist. Flying Geese is one of my favorite blocks! I came across this gray fabric with it’s splattered gold dots and had to have it, along with a goldish green print seen at 7:00 in the clock face. Then I set about to collect other ranges of gold to chartreuse for the geese.

When it came time to quilt it I knew machine quilting would be the thing since I wanted a very dense look to the quilting. I saw radiating lines so tried to fit those lines into the shapes created by the paper piecing. I stitched in the ditch for the inner border and then matchstick quilted the outer border.

I love this small piece, measuring 18″x18″. It turned out better than I envisioned.

14 thoughts on “Blogger’s Quilt Festival:

  1. nothingbutknit2 September 20, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    I think that is my favorite piece you’ve done. The colors are just lovely.

  2. Valerie September 20, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    It’s lovely! I’ve added flying geese to my list of “possibles”. I’m sticking to nice easy blocks until I really get the hang of things!

    • chrisknits September 21, 2017 / 12:51 am

      It’s always good to build up your skills and confidence. Flying Geese aren’t hard, but they can be tricky to get squared. I always go big and trim down!

  3. Sally September 21, 2017 / 8:16 am

    Love the grey and the yellow. Beautiful work.

  4. Karen September 22, 2017 / 1:57 am

    A lovely result. Your choice of colours is wonderful.

    • chrisknits September 22, 2017 / 8:50 am

      Thank you, it was a stretch running down all those shades! But in the end I love the variety.

  5. Cocoa Quilts September 23, 2017 / 10:58 am

    This is a beautiful piece. I love the back and the quilting.

    • chrisknits September 23, 2017 / 12:20 pm

      Thank you. The back makes me think of Fireworks exploding!

  6. The Joyful Quilter September 23, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    LOVE this pattern!! I hope to make a rainbow version someday. Enjoy your Circle of Geese!

    • chrisknits September 23, 2017 / 11:31 pm

      Thank you. I encourage you, make it!

  7. Tu-Na Quilts September 24, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    Great quilt! Your color choice is one of my favorite combinations.

    • chrisknits September 24, 2017 / 2:20 pm

      Thanks, I loved picking out each piece.

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