Thursday, March 7, 2013

This Gaggle of Geese has reached its home

In other words, another quilt can be labeled "finished" on my sidebar.  Whoopee!  This quilt top was pieced in 2001 at a Clark County Quilters workshop presented by Linda Ballard.  Linda is a great teacher and so much fun to spend time with.  I recommend her to any guild looking for a great presenter.  I decided to use some of my huge 30's collection for this class, and I'm glad I did.  I'm also glad used a bright white for the background instead of something that might have been used then - like muslin.  In my mind, the white makes the entire quilt sparkle.



Val Pellens, a member of Clark County Quilters, did a great job of quilting this.  I just wish the quilting showed better in the picture.  In fact, I wish the entire quilt looked better in this picture.  It was taken in a semi-dark room with flash, which washed out the colors.  Tomorrow I'll take a picture outside, which should be much more satisfactory.  Edited: These are newer pictures.   It is clowdy and rainy today, so the first picture still doesn't show true colors. You can see by the small picture below that the colors should be much brighter.  I took this one to show the quilting, but it shows the colors much better.



Only one more to go this month before reaching my goal of binding four quilts.

And just in case you are wondering . . .  I'm 85 comments away from the next giveaway.  Don't you want one of my "Brazen Hussies" for your very own?  (A "Brazen Hussy" is a kit or pattern and fabrics for a project not yet started that has been in my stash for over a year.  Right now every single thing on my HSY's list is Brazen!

9 comments:

Kathie said...

the quilt is very pretty! love the yellow pop!
Kathie

janeks said...

Wow! Beautiful

Susan said...

I found your blog a couple of weeks ago when another blogger said you were back after a break. I've been like that myself.
I just want to say how inspirational it is to see the UFO's getting finished after your break from the quilting side of your creativity. Everything we start to make is because we like/love it and got inspired, all we need to do is re-like/love our project and off we go again!!

anorthowife said...

I am so in love with those colors!!!! There's nothing like getting your quilting mojo back - hooray for all these finishes! If my big pregnant belly wasn't in the way I'd love to get some of my UFOs knocked out. Amazing!

Vicki said...

That is just lovely! Haven't tried flying geese yet - hear they can be tricky. Must say, I want that prize! -lol.-can you tell? Are you finishing quilts in any order? Do you have them cataloged that you can remember the dates started? Or just a great memory?

sewkalico said...

This quilt is so beautiful. I love the white with the 30's prints. Well done on another finish!

Vicki said...

Patti, I saw an email come through from you today and then lost it before I read it. Could you re-send? Or, if I am hallucinating please forgive me. Vicki

Dorothy said...

Beautiful!

Linda J said...

Love the quilt---the white DOES make it sing.