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!

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Ethel, this is outstanding! Gorgeous! Brilliant! Lovely! I absolutely love the colors.

So GOOD to see you blogging!

Hugs,
Jennifer

jumbledhutch said...

WOWZERS this is gorgeous! Love it! Hopefully you all will love the new place :)

LynCC said...

It's gorgeous, Ethel :)

Renu (midnitecreations) said...

That's gorgeous Ethel. Wow.

Anne said...

Hi, Ethel! What a gorgeous quilt! I love the pretty fabrics you selected! What a tremendous way to make a new place feel like home! :-)

Mary said...

Ethel, the quilt is gorgeous. So you've moved to Colorado now?