flying geese.

i've finally gotten around to making another quilt, thanks to the motivation from a certain pregnant sister-in-law. i think it's my new favorite sewing project.

i mean, what's not to love about those haphazard flying geese and that trendy baby boy colorway. i must admit, it was super hard to part with.

and then there's the back, in a complementary charcoal batik from alison glass's handcrafted collection. so. much. pretty. coincidentally, anna over at noodlehead posted a skirt made from this same fabric last week. i think i may need to make a margot sized version with the little bit that i have left.

i trimmed it out in a black and white stripe, which i love every time i see it in other quilts (which is all of the time, because it's mad popular these days). i'm glad i went through with it, because i almost chickened out at the last minute, partially out of fear and partially because i cut my first bias tape wrong (don't ask, it was terribly sad...). but i did it, and it's awesome.

gah! i miss it already. but, alas, it's gone to a good home.

and, at least i have lots of extra fabric left in my stash. be prepared to see these fabrics popping up in lots of future projects.

and yes, that is an abacus. who needs a quilt rack.


  1. It looks wonderful. How many quilts have you made? Would you consider giving lessons? I'm in awe of your handicraft talents.

  2. thanks! this is my third. i haven't made anything larger than a crib size though. i would definitely give lessons of my limited knowledge! just come on down to good ole virginia. or we can have some epic facetime sessions :)

  3. Lovely! What size geese are you making or did you use a tutorial?

    1. thanks! the finished size of a single goose was 7 x 3.5 inches. i used the tutorial below, along with an excel spreadsheet to aid with the math and counting. i made the original patches oversized, per the note on the link, because i'm a pretty sloppy sewer and wanted to make sure that in the end everything worked out. it's a lot more cutting, as you have to trim the final geese to size, but it's good insurance.