Monday, June 20, 2011

Flying Geese border done

I got the flying geese borders done and on the design wall.  This quilt has a decidedly more traditional bent than my others, and I am really liking it.  I am a bit bothered by the large background spaces in the center.  Since the print fabric is Perennials, I think I will have to come up with some flowers and vines to applique to make it more interesting.  I was cleaning out the guest room this morning, and I found some old scrapbooking paper with some great floral designs that I think will work really well.  I think that will be my next step before I attach the FG borders.  The center is 48" x 33" and I think that is large enough to try and applique on.  Isn't it interesting when we stay open to the possibilities instead of being rigid about reaching the end result.  That, to me, is one of the very best things about quilting. 
The guest room is ready.  Tomorrow, I need to finish sorting out the studio.  I am moving in another table so two of us have room to work.  If only I had another sewing machine.  That's okay.  We can share.
Joyful quilting, everyone.


ellen gets crafty said...

I love the colors in this quilt, it looks perfect to cuddle up in and read a good book.

Impera_Magna said...

Open spaces on a quilt is an invitation to do some fancy FMQing!

Love the top... the flying geese look fab!

Anonymous said...

I love the stars, and the flying the feel of a traditional pattern! Your color choices are so nice here.
Jacque in SC