Last week I told you that I started working on Kalissa’s baby quilt.
Well I have the letters all done now and moved on to some flying geese blocks.
Making these is not hard. I am doing everything for this quilt in a whimsy-free from manner so nothing is measured. Here’s what I need to make one.
Typically when I do it I chain piece a whole bunch at once but this time I’m doing only one so I can show you how.
I lay the corner on as shown and sew.
I finger press that open and the put on the other triangle and sew it.
Then off to the iron for a real press.
Then I sew the units together and into blocks like this….
I love making the little flying geese. As you can see, I don’t use all of the same fabric in the geese. Whatever is laying in front of me near the machine is what I use.
For this quilt I’ve decided to go a little more focused. I’m using mostly reds, blues, yellows and more white based neutrals. For quilts from the past I’ve had a bit of an “ANYTHING GOES” attitude. I have so much making these….
I’m actually going to make myself slow down on this as I was offering saying that you all could sew with me but we had a snow day and I worked on it all day long. I’m this far…..
…over half done. This is four rows sewn together and I think I’ll do two more and then check the size. That might be all I do as I have the alphabet border to go around the quilt yet too.
This is how I’ve been putting the flying geese blocks into the quilt.
This time around I am also not doing any “junk blocks” where anything goes. Every section or block has a star or some kind of quilt block feature.
I’ve been thinking that I might make blocks for this quilt at the same time. That might slow me down and put me at a better pace that you all could sew along with me if you’d like.
It’s Bonnie Hunter’s quilt Crumb Jumble from her new book String Frenzy.
As long as I already have the mess out, why not? I think I could happily make it with recycled shirts. The blue fabric I think I would need to purchase.
..but onto other things.
Watch for the big quilt reveal of this quilt in it’s finished glory on Friday here on the blog. Oh my…it’s a great quilt.
..and that’s some of what I’m working on.