Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Little Quilt Finish

I sometimes wonder what my neighbors think when they look out their windows and see me standing around our trees and bushes with a piece of cloth and a camera..........

I am still quilting my way through the stack of basted quilts that I showed you on my blog post the other day.  I just finished this little flying geese quilt.


If you are wondering what the name of the border pattern design is, it's called "Oh my gosh....I can't believe I've finished 3 things in a week!!!!!!"   I started to hand quilt this one, but for some reason the seams were pressed in all different directions.  So I ended up just doing some simple machine quilting.

This quilt was something that I made up using some leftover charm squares. 
Cut 2 fabrics 2 1/2" X 4 1/2".    The pink fabric is a charm square.

Cut the charm square into 4 squares that measure 2 1/2".


Place two of these squares onto the background fabrics as shown and sew diagonally.  I pressed the squares so I would have some sort of line to sew on.  You could also draw a line on the back side of the fabric for a guide.

Press the pink fabric toward the corner.


Now put the other pink square on the opposite corner and sew. 

And you've made two flying geese units. 

Here is my little quilt after it was washed, crinkled and poofed. 

I hope you are finding some time to stitch and enjoying your weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!

18 comments:

Editfolt said...

It looks good. Beautiful material colors.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic finish LuAnn...

Janet O. said...

Very cute little quilt. Congrats on the finish. Wish I had one to share. : )

Sue said...

Isn't it a satisfying feeling to get yet another one finished!!Love the flying geese.

scraphappy said...

3 finishes in a week! Congratulations. Sometimes it feels good to just move on through the list, checking things off. What a pretty quilt, I'm sure the neighbors figured out what you were doing soon enough.

Ellen said...

Your little quilt looks quite dramatic with the dark background. Very pretty - I love it!

Susan said...

Flying Geese are one of my favorites.

That turned out so well. Aren't you pleased to have a finish....

Happy dancing here for you.

Milah said...

My all time favorite and the first quilt I ever made was flying geese.

I've often wondered what our neighbors thought when I'm outside photographing quilts. ;D

Aunt 'Reen said...

This is such a sweet little quilt!
What a wonderful use of your stash scraps.

Linda said...

Wow, three finishes, I am impressed and they are all so cute! I like them all so much. I love everything Little Quilts has put out and I've done a few of them too. I'm gonna look at the flag pattern again. I'm into Red, White, and blue right now and need some more little quilts to decorate my front bedroom. I already have a flag in progress for it but this will go well too. Thanks for the reminder. Your tutorial was very good too. Keep up the momentum! If you get through with your basket of UFO's, give me a shout and you can come down and help me out with all of mine!

Brenda Kay said...

Such wonderful scrappy geese. Three in one week at that pace you'll be done in no time.

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi LuAnn... What a sweet quilt... I just love it.. Hugs :)

~Niki~ said...

great tut! I'm making my son an americana quilt for his 16th bday and am making a lot of these geese blocks for the sides of the stars. love it. Oh, and I have a giveaway for fabric going on now. no sign ups so far!

Candace said...

Lovely little quilt, and great tutorial, I'll have to try it. I've avoided the geese due to the difficulty.

Zuly said...

Thanks for the tutorial ... I had forgotten how to do a little flying geese quilt. A big hug from Costa Rica,
Zuly Castillo U.

Charo said...

It looks really beautiful!!!
Thanks for the tutorial.

Editfolt said...

Thank you for the sample. I love it.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Thanks for the easy way to do flying geese. I have to admit that they've always intimidated me, but you've made it seem so easy now. One question: do you trim away the excess corners after you've sewn on the little squares onto the rectangle?

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