Sunday, June 5, 2011
A New Quilt for Lucas
A year ago, I had bought Flying Geese rulers from "A Quilt in a Day" by Eleanor Burns. I love the idea of making 4 geese at the same time; and not to have to deal with ironing along the bias (we all know how distorted a quilt block can get when you stretch the bias). One weekend, I started to play with the rulers. I kept making geese until I had enough to consider making a larger quilt with all of the geese. This is the result. This quilt has 119 flying geese. It was quick and easy; and my son will get to enjoy it at our new home in Colorado Springs.
For a very long time, I could not decide on how to create the border. Since I still had a lot of leftover batik fabric, I decided to piece long strips to create a colorful border.
This is what the quilt design looks like. I picked this one because of it's 'Polynesian style.'
Lucas is pretty happy with the results!