Flying Geese Blogger’s Quilt Festival

My 2nd entry into the Blogger’s Quilt Festival 2017. 

Spurring my return to quilting was this small piece. I had these fabrics leftover from a bag making summer a few years ago. I held on to them, knowing I could eke out some other item from them. And I did.

I decided to hand quilt this piece to see how far my quilting skills had fallen with a 17 year hiatus. Far, they had fallen far! But I wasn’t going to sweat the small stuff, done is better than perfect. So I just went with whatever my hands and needle produced. This is not for judge or jury, just to put a smile on my face when I walk past it.

When I got to the backing I was left short with the striped fabric so some ingenuity, and the fact I had leftover geese, allowed the creative juices to thrive. I love the back as much as the front!

The size ended up about 14″ square, just perfect for this table in our hallway. This will be my February topper, now I just need to make 10 more themes to round out the year. I just finished a Fall topper.

22 thoughts on “Flying Geese Blogger’s Quilt Festival

  1. nanacathy2 September 22, 2017 / 8:51 am

    Love the back best!! Sorry. It’s all lovely.

    • chrisknits September 22, 2017 / 9:07 am

      I agree! It really is adorable!

  2. nothingbutknit2 September 22, 2017 / 9:02 am

    That piece is perfect on that table! I really like the colors and the back makes it extra fun.

    • chrisknits September 22, 2017 / 9:07 am

      Thanks, it was fun to make.

  3. barb September 22, 2017 / 9:20 am

    wow…..very precise, truly love this

    • chrisknits September 22, 2017 / 9:31 am

      Thanks! I enjoyed making it.

  4. AJ September 22, 2017 / 11:55 am

    It looks great! So cheerful so I can see how it would give you a smile:)

    • chrisknits September 22, 2017 / 12:54 pm

      Thanks, it is VERY cheerful!

    • chrisknits September 22, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      Thanks, I knew I had to throw red in there, it’s just a perfect foil.

  5. claire93 September 22, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    oh yes, the back is just as much fun as the front! a reversible table topper ^^

    • chrisknits September 22, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      It is reversible! Except all my horrible quilting mistakes are on the back!

  6. audrey September 22, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    So sweet! Fun to read the story behind the quilt. I think hand quilting must be a bit like riding a bike! You never really forget.:)

    • chrisknits September 22, 2017 / 4:59 pm

      You don’t forget, but sometimes you’re so rusty you fear for your life! Wait, bike riding, not hand quilting!!

  7. cheryljbrickey September 23, 2017 / 6:57 am

    Beautiful finish, I love the combo of the red and aqua.

    • chrisknits September 23, 2017 / 9:29 am

      Thanks, having seen a lot of quilts using that combo I knew I had to try my own!

  8. Kay Mackenzie September 23, 2017 / 11:51 am

    Love that color combination. Very pretty little quilt!!

  9. Tu-Na Quilts September 23, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    It’s beautiful!! Hand quilted too. Wonderful and you can use the other side, too.

    • chrisknits September 23, 2017 / 11:30 pm

      It is very versatile! Thanks.

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