Monday, August 30, 2010

A Flock of Geese

Do you like my flock? This flock is quite a bit smaller than the flock we usually see at the cottage.

I love the geese formation pattern that the quilt designer - Pam Bono - used in this Flying Home quilt. It' so realistic. At the cottage, we see geese flying in a V formation and it seems that there's always one, that seems to be out of formation.

Piecing these 8 blocks took some concentration this weekend, but now that they are done, I can move on to the easy part. The rest of the quilt is done in traditional flying geese blocks. I'm going to use the no waste method for making them. The blocks are bigger than the usual 2.5" x 4.5" blocks that I'm used to. But I have found a formula for sizing the blocks to use the no waste method. I'll test that later this week. If it works good for me, I'll share the method with you.


Dolores said...

You have been busy. It's looking good. A great quilt for the season ahead when those geese start flying over head and squawking.

MissesStitches said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Linda H said...

Lookin' good Gail!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gail,
Did you know there is a story about the v-formation and the geese? It also talks about the goose who falls out of formation...

Here's one version:

LOVE the quilt by the way!


Linda Daley said...

Love your geese! I am also starting to make this quilt. Did you figure out the larger no waste method? Where can I find it?
THanks again
Linda D.