Sunday, March 29, 2015

Let's Book It - March 2015


I hope you have enjoyed browsing those forgotten books, magazines, etc... AND hope you chose one to play with this month.  If not, you are always welcome to join in any time.


My chosen 'dusty' pattern was this older Debbi Mumm and selected the little geese wallhanging.  I thought I would get to the kitties, but opted not to make those as I have done something very similar in the past - I hate to repeat patterns.


My Country Geese gone modern.  The scraps for the geese are more of a classic country, but the setting on the white reads a little modern to me.  The entire project was made out of the scrap basket - even the back and hanging sleeve.  The batt was two pieces of Hobbs cotton stitched together - used up.


I used Connecting Threads Pro poly (for longarms, but I use it on my home machine) and Essentials white for the bobbin.  Using my walking foot, I stitched in the ditch on all the sashing and around each goose - lots of turning this baby under the machine.  Since it was so white, I stitched some extra geese in the border and lots of straight line quilting for texture.


Since this was entirely scraps used up - I had just enough of each 'goose' fabric for one flying geese block.  So I stitched the blank corners with their own geese.  I really enjoyed working on this project.  Finished size is 20" square.

  

This month is the Patchwork Heart Charm to go with the Vintage Sewing Machine Pin.  I do ship international, so encourage your blogging friends to join in.  



Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

14 comments:

  1. I remember that pattern. Great job...AND you used up scraps. I had hoped to join Let's Book It last Dec, but was having trouble figuring out the Link-up when my mother broke her hip. So, I will try again soon.

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  2. Great pattern. I just love those geese.

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  3. awesome and so cute Sharon,well done xx

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  4. Love these guys... or girls...lol xox

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  5. The geese in the border worked well.....a very cute finish!

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  6. I added my link.....but the list is not showing on the post. did I do something wrong this time?

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  7. Great finish. Big pat on the back for using only scraps on that. March has run away with me and I didn't get anything started. April will be worse as I am away the whole month, so only a bit of hand sewing for me in April. I'll have to try for May :-)

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  8. The quilting on the geese is absolutely perfect! Love it.

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  9. Cute little wall hanging! I love it.
    I have a few patterns I have been looking at for several months. Now to chose one and have some fun.

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  10. Debbie was one of my favorite designers from the 90's. Her patterns were all so fun and charming.

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  11. I am so glad you are still doing the Let's book it challenge. I haven't blogged in a year but would like to get started again and join this groop again. Next month i'll be ready. :)

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  12. Love how you modernized the goose quilt! Well done!

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  13. I was going to join in this time, but, my post is from Feb, not March, even though I'm still trying to finish the quilt. Oh well. Maybe April....

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  14. Linked up, thank you. I like the way you did those borders with the "silent" geese, it looks good without a lot of flash, great idea.

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