Guess what I don’t need?? A new project. My plate is full. I have LOTS of projects in the works and a couple must do’s on the list. So what do I do? Dream.
It’s the tendency of a true quilter I think. Don’t we all have a project still going and start dreaming and thinking about the next one?
Several year ago Bonnie Hunter was making these scrappy triangles on her blog. I jumped in with two feet. I was sure that sometime she’d come out with a quilt featuring them.
Previously she had done with her spool blocks. I had jumped with two feet into that too. I thought I was doing so fabulous. I made something like 350 of them and once that pattern came out I needed over 600. Well this time, I wasn’t going to be duped quite so badly (or so I thought) I made 425 of these triangle pieces.
Well in Bonnie Hunter’s new book String Frenzy, she released the pattern that uses the triangles.
This is the quilt- Geese on a String.
I love the pattern. How fun but what I have and the look of the pattern, they don’t jive at all. Cheddar..nope. My green would need to be lime. Ah. I was a little disappointed. Then I remembered that I have two girls in childcare that I would need to make quilts for next year.
Hm…How could I tweak the colors to make something that uses my triangles…something that looks girly…something I could make two of so the quilts are similar but not exactly matching?
Here’s the idea I came up with….First off I have more the DOUBLE the amount of geese pieces that are needed for ONE quilt so two quilts it is.
I need it to be more girly so where the cheddar color is, I’ll put in white..all scrappy pieces.
YES. I like that idea (at least in theory) Once those are done I can tackle the color selection for the strips where the green is. Right now I have this planned, I think….the four patches in the strip will be white with purple and where the green is I’ll put a pink.
I’ll make decisions for sure as I go. For now I need to complete the geese units with white based triangles. So I cut them out over the last few days of nap time. I also cut extra 1 1/2″ strips for the four patches.
Here it is cut out and ready for me when I get some machine time…and I’m not working on a different project. I don’t need these until NEXT Christmas.
While I was cutting strips from my fat quarters I ended up cutting the entire fat quarter up. I now have extras for the strip buckets. PERFECT!!
One day down the road when I need strips, I’m going to go to my strip buckets and be oh-so-happy that I have these already there.
I’m super excited to be tackling the first quilt from the new String Frenzy book. I am also so happy that I had a jump start on the project by making the geese way back when. I can’t wait to actually get sewing on the quilt….
For those of you who were wondering if I was sick of string quilts, obviously, the answer is NO!!
Those of you who bought the book, what’s the first quilt you are making??