Monday, February 18, 2019

Show your wings blog hop

As soon as I heard what the theme was for the Show Your Wings blog hop, hosted by Carol at www.justletmequilt.com, I knew what I wanted to do.  I love flying geese.  I always have bigger plans than I really have time for, and this time was no different, but I had almost a week where I did nothing as I was down in bed.  I am feeling better now.


I love mini quilts, but I really prefer bed size quilts, as does my hubby.  So I looked at 2 patterns I wanted to do.  Both were in quiltmaker magazine and both were ones I wanted to do.  I have decided to combine the two. 

One was Sew Many Geese and the other was Garden Geese.



I got all my pieces for the geese cut,  and started putting them together and I realized that I cut them wrong.  I had mixed up my pieces.  Oh well.  It happens and thank goodness I see Canadian geese a lot, so they are Canadian geese as they are white.

I love to go outside and watch the geese flying over.

Because of time restraints I made the throw pillow first.




 With all of my quilts, depending on size, I want to do a throw pillow, pillow shams and a quilt.

I do have pieces cut for the quilt, and I will share that as soon as it is done.   So, what I will be doing on the quilt, is long rows of geese, and on my sashing strips, I will do the flowers.
Stack of geese ready for the quilt









Marking and cutting bias strips for the stems for the quilt


One day, I will make both of these quilts, but for now I will combine the 2.

I would love for you to visit the other bloggers on this hop as well.  And thank you Carol for such a fun hop.  Now to get my project done for Friday's hop and work on the ones for next month.

Check out all the amazing bloggers who will be participating:

February 18

February 19

February 20

February 21

28 comments:

  1. Love the cushion, looking forward to seeing the finished quilt 😍

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  2. The pillow looks nice! Have fun with the quilt too!

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  3. I love flying geese! Your pillow is lovely, and I'm sure the shams and quilt will be too.

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  4. Love your flying geese. Flying geese and I do not get along. Just tried Eleanor Burns' method and think I've finally hit on a way to get them made right. Thanks for sharing. Hope I get to see your finished quilt.

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  5. Hi Kathy! Your pillow has a great color palette. Your quilt can't help but be gorgeous since you're using the same fabrics. I look forward to seeing it finished. Happy Monday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  6. Your pillow is lovely, flying geese projects are always visually appealing.

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  7. It's so frustrating to be in bed not feeling well when there is so much sewing to do. Glad you're feeling better! Sometimes mistakes turn out to be treasures and I think that's what your flying geese quilt will be. The pillow is beautiful with the white reversed with the patterned print! Thank you for blogging with us. :O)

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  8. Your pillow turned out great and I can relate to bigger projects than can get accomplished at times.

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  9. such pretty ideas. thanks for sharing today.
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  10. I have mixed up colors before in a pineapple quilt, so I can relate to that. But those geese can be any color at all and white geese are perfectly fine. Your pillow is great.

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  11. I'm pretty sure we all can relate to this post. Your pillow is wonderful so your misstep was meant to be.

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  12. I love anything with flying geese, truly love your quilt. Denise-For the love of geese

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  13. Flying geese are definitely one of my favorites. Great pillow!

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  14. I love flying geese quilts, too. Pretty pillow. Thank you for sharing in the hop ... :-) Pat

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  15. Very neat projects! Awesome pillow! Enjoy your day! :-) :-)

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  16. I love your flying geese quilts!

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  17. Your pillow is really pretty. I like flying geese but I don't like to sew them.Thank you for sharing today.

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  18. I admire anyone that can make flying geese as it's not my thing. Great pillow!

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  19. Cute pillow. Flying geese are not my thing either, so kudos to you! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Great reminder of the old ways. .

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  21. Your fancy Flying Geese pillow is SEW perfect for the Show Your Wings Blog Hop!! Best of luck getting the bed quilt done now that you are feeling better.

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  22. Great start, the combined project sounds lovely.

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  23. Glad you are feeling better! They both look fun!

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  24. Your cushion cover is an absolute delight! Nicely done!

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  25. Great geese - I like the white in the center! I never remember which is the geese and which is they sky.

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  26. Great quilt. I've never made a flying geese quilt.

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  27. This will make a really nice set. It seem that several will be working on you projects for awhile. Looking forward to your finish.

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