Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Geese are Flying


Please not the geese that signal the change of seasons - not yet!  NO, our assignment for the Star Surround was making all the geese units.  I found it easier to just lay these babies right out in their order as I was having trouble with my 'fur' staff disrupting all my lovely stacks of fabric pieces.  And in order for them to fit the board, I had to stitch the center 'pinwheel' section, but that helped with the placement on out to the edges.  So all the geese are done and all the stars are ready for the next step.



Melissa gave an excellent tutorial on making the 'no-waste' geese - which I would normally do for so many, but I chose to do them the old fashion way so I could get all those lovely triangles to make some little hourglass blocks for another project.  And just to show you my 'fur' staff at help - the only way I could keep Bella from scrambling my layouts, was to give her my latest finished quilt to break in.  She loved the orange plush flannel backing, so content to supervise (with eyes closed) from the side-lines. 

**AND speaking of pets on quilts (tired yet), Jacque and Padsworth of Lily Pad Quilting has posted the rules and catagories to get you prepared**

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

25 comments:

  1. cant wait to see this one Sharon.xx

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  2. Oh my. This is going to be a colorful beauty, Sharon. I can't wait to see this one all together.

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  3. What a fun quilt. It's going to be a beauty.

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  4. Looks awesome so far Sharon. I haven't even finished my HST, let alone started on my geese! Aren't those fur babies just the kings and queens of the roost!

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  5. gorgeous stars - this will be a fabulous quilt - and Bella looks very comfy :)

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  6. Ooh,ooh, ooh!! Am just loving these! You've been real busy.

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  7. It will be a wonderful quilt. I haven´t sewn my geese yet, but I will do it in the weekend. I am busy working on my Hexie project for next blog hop with Madame Samm
    Why can´t I stop participate in those blog hops.

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  8. Your stars look great. I love the colors you chose.

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  9. I love that quilt and your fur help looks very comfortable while she supervises the work.

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  10. I love those stars, they're looking great. Bribery works here with the furbabies too, I know they set me up so I'll give them something to go away :)

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  11. Wow, what wonderful stars! Beautiful selection of colors for a great quilt. Your help is too cute!

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  12. I have to laugh about Bella getting the new quilt; sweet picture. Your stars look super; choosing your color surrounds could not have been easy. Thanks for the Pets link.

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  13. What a lovely flock you have! LOL - your four-legged friends are so funny. Now to mark my geese and get stitchin'. I've not yet tried the no-waste method.

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  14. They look great Sharon!! And I love all of those little hourglass blocks, so fun!!

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  15. Sharon, the stars are fantastic! Love the colour combination. Excited to get mine on to the next step!

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  16. Oh those stars are sparkling Sharon!!! Love them so much!!!

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  17. Oh those are so pretty!! I know that quilt will be a knockout!

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  18. Such pretty stars your flying geese are Vroom'in around your sewing room and spinning themselves into stars!

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  19. Oh how gorgeous - and this is just the right time of year for it! Leaves are just starting to show a tinge of red and orange here...fall is right around the corner!!

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  20. Love the pic of it all waiting to be sewn up - it's going to look beautiful!

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  21. This is beautiful already - I can't wait to see it finished. And I love your fur helpers!
    xo jan

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  22. Your Star Surround blocks are gorgeous! Well done!

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  23. They are really wonderful. This will be a beautiful quilt when it is done.

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