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April 30th, 2021 at 9:14 pm

April Round-Up

So April was a very productive month:

  • 4 Project boxes completed / emptied
  • 1 New Project started (so -1 on the completed/emptied project boxes)
  • 8 – 15″ blocks done for the new project
  • Lots of fabric being made available (coming out of project boxes as they get done)

That is awesome, just awesome progress. If I can keep up this pace, I may have all the project boxes, that have quilt tops in them, emptied by the end of June. When I was sorting the project boxes I discovered that some of them were “fabric collections” and not really projects.  That’s where some of the Geese Migration blocks came out of, which is a win-win in my books.

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April 30th, 2021 at 9:06 pm

Very Bright Geese Migration

Well April is going out in flashy colors – I fought with my machine and had to do a deep clean on it to get this one done today. But it got done. It’s colors are way outside my normal colors but I love it anyway.

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April 27th, 2021 at 7:46 pm

Next Project Box – Very bright & Flashy

I peaked at the next box in the stack – this one is really outside my wheel house.

Color, pattern and no straight lines in sight.  This one will probably take me a week to finish.

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April 27th, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Lake View Geese Migration

Well this one took me all day – I went thru 2 other scrap bags but they didn’t have enough to do one of these, but this one had enough – I had to piece some things together and creatively cutting some things. But I love it any way.  This is left over pieces from Lake View – panel quilt.

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April 26th, 2021 at 8:27 pm

Stars at Bear Cabin Geese Migration

So after finishing the one from this weekend’s project – it dawned on me, that after ever kit that I finish I put all the left overs in a baggie just in case I need them for something else. I don’t put them in the general scrap box, I keep them all separate. So what a great opportunity to include them in this project of projects.

I did realize that it actually takes more time going thru these scrap bags searching for pieces that will word for 5 large geese and 15 squares. This was is my color base – my favorite deep warm golds, greens, and burgundies. This is from the Bear Claw quilt

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April 26th, 2021 at 11:07 am

Filtered Stars Geese Migration

Now this is a Flying Geese to be proud of.

I couldn’t wait to do this one, just because of yesterday’s project. So unjust – yet still love that pattern & fabric.

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April 25th, 2021 at 3:20 pm

Filtered Sunlight Done – so love this pattern

Well it’s done  – 2 1/2 days of dedicated time and it’s done.

I spent all day yesterday trimming, assembling, ripping, reassembling and even making 3 sets of blocks from scratch because they were missing.

Then I made, what was supposed to be 18 1/2″ blocks, but were 17″ because of poor pattern instructions.

Today was all about assembling into a top.  And it’s done. I fell in love all over with this pattern as I was putting it together. It’s bad, real bad, so bad that it is very hard for me to put a picture of it here.  I hunted around it to find some spots that were showable – here is what I found:

There are 12 large blocks in this quilt, 9 sub-blocks in each large block. AND that is about all I will show in any detail.

I rushed to take this quilt outside to get a picture before the latest rain/snow storm came in today – and even struggled with that:

Looking at that last picture – it looks pretty good from the back.

I do have it hanging in my hallway and it is so pretty there, really changes the feeling there. I will make this again, but I will make it larger. I don’t know that I will ever actually quilt/finish this into an actual quilt – but I sure do love the pattern.

 

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April 23rd, 2021 at 2:44 pm

New Box – what’s in here

Oh my, opened the next box, this one looks like it’s gonna be a dosey to do.

So, looking into my history with this pattern, I was a bit astonished to see that I first bought this pattern in May 2007.  This was when download patterns was still pretty new. The actual pdf was password protected – the password long gone. BUT I still love this pattern so much.

About 5 years later the pattern was release free – so I downloaded it again. And I made my shopping list because I also loved the color combinations on the sample on the cover. I painstakingly got exactly what I wanted.

I remember starting this project (9 years ago) and getting overwhelmed by the patten/process.  Once of the biggest frustrations is that the pattern has vague descriptions of what to do .   There are minimal instructions – mostly assemble pieces A,B to look like this image.  No trimming instructions at all. The flying geese blocks were made by cutting triangles and lots and lots of bias sewing.  So I am not surprised that this box contained a big mess.

So it looks like I put some of them together and realized that there were some problems. 1/2 the Flying Geese Blocks were half torn apart. Oh boy!

But – it’s a project box and I am bound and determined to finish what is in these boxes – what ever the case.

 

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April 21st, 2021 at 10:32 am

Quilt Minnesota Geese Migration

so I got obsessed with the way these blocks are turning out. This doesn’t always happen.

You know the drill – see a finished quilt, love a finished quilt, get the pattern, find and get material (or buy the kit), put it together and it looks nothing like the one you originally saw.  But so far so good on this one.

AND I actually emptied another project box – WOooWOoo.

This one is made with scraps from the Quilt Minnesota fabrics from a few years ago.  I think I have 3 quilts in the “WTBQ” container out of this fabric and have used pieces in other scrappy projects.  Using these fabrics for this block was quite the task. I did fussy cutting for the side blocks, used a left over vertical strip that was in the box for 1 row, but I also fussy cutted the pieces for the flying geese. I spent all of yesterday afternoon snipping pieces to fit just right. And it turned out great – I think!!!

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April 18th, 2021 at 4:33 pm

Star Geese Migration

I am so off track, I don’t know what it is going to take to get me back on track.

I went to a project box that I am still working on, Star, and took and made up one of the Geese Migration blocks. My plan for this quilt is that there will be a set of flying geese (5) and then the other side will represent the quilt/project that it represents.   So this Star quilt was all 2 1/2″ strips so I took some of the left over strips (these were already sewn together in a strip) and filled in the other side. It was kinda fun.  

It will be interesting to see what others ones will look like – considering what other projects are ahead.

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