Thursday, 23 February 2017

Not before time

I finally got the left-hand end of the yellow birds finished and sewn on.  


This leaves me with something about 60" wide, but only about 50" high, so I am going to add on to the top and the bottom, until it is nearer to square.

I am going to use up some of the extra flying geese units, and a couple of pockets, and little bits and pieces to get things all the same size.  


This gives you the general idea, though obviously I need to level off the bottom and the orange-y strip isn't sewn on at the top, so it won't be quite that wide. Some of my geese are much smaller than others, but rather than wasting them I am sewing them into pairs and then adding scraps across the bottom - the two in the left-hand corner are trimmed down already.  I think this will all look okay once it's done.

14 comments:

  1. Love your design! I will probably find myself using your idea of adding a strip to smaller flying geese! Thanks for brightening my day

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  2. Oh this will surely be beautiful--love the colors...hugs, julierose

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  3. Every time I see this now, I can only imagine it with the quilting stitches included! This one definitely seems to have hidden depths.:)

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  4. This is so beautiful and I love the colors. Thank you for sharing the process as well as the quilt pics.

    Hunter

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  5. Well, I thing it will look way more than okay! It will be stunning. It already is, with the uneven borders... :-)

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  6. This is such a cheery and immensely fascinating quilt!

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  7. It definitely makes me feel like tweeting and singing. Let the sun shine in!

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  8. This is coming along nicely! The birds and sunshine make my heart sing

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  9. I think it's one of my favorites! I love the colors and happiness that exudes from the quilt. It's stunning!

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  10. Oh yes, looking wonderful, a truly happy quilt!

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  11. I enjoy watching this quilt come together. So many details to love from your first pull to these final border sections. Thanks for sharing your sunshine.

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  12. It's joyful and refreshingly different and at the final reveal I think you should have birdsong music to accompany it lol

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  13. Just love it and today it matches the gorgeous sunshine we have in real life!!

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