Friday, July 4, 2014

Geese Flying in Rows

My Whoop this week is this lovely quilt that was started by a lady who used to be in our quilt ministry.  She passed away and I purchase her started quilt and some other fabric at her estate sale.  She did all the hard work for me.  All the geese were made, and 5 of the 6 rows were sewn together!  I was glad because flying geese are not my favorite to make.  All the fabric was there to finish the quilt (plus a lot of scraps) except the large strip of purple for the back of the quilt.

I was able to find some at my local quilt shop.  I finished the top and bottom in 1 day - so fun and so fast! She was one who ironed her seams to the side, a new thing for me.  I'm an open the seams kinda girl.  New things learned from an old pro. I would have never picked these fabrics either - they're not matchy-matchy.   But they really look nice in this quilt.  I learned I need to stretch outside of my comfort zone sometimes when picking fabric.

I have 2 more quilts using her Hawaiian fabric almost done.  That will be for next week.  

Linking up with Sarah - Can I Get a Whoop Whoop.  She's raising money to help her daughter adopt a little boy from China (his name will be Nathanael).  You can help out by making a donation and get a chance to win a beautiful quilt at the same time!  The details are on this blog post, hop over there and check it out.

Hope you enjoyed stopping by!  


  1. Just popped in from the Whoop whoop linky - flying geese aren't the most fun to make, so you were lucky here - and it's a really lovely quilt.

  2. Your quilt is beautiful, Shannon - I love quilts where most of the hard work is done for me too! But you did a wonderful job bringing a pile of pieces together and giving them a new life. Whoop whoop! And thanks for the shootout about the giveaway/raffle!!!

  3. I really like this quilt - good job - love the colors. Perfect way to honor your friend's work in your quilt ministry.

  4. A lovely idea to finish this quilt. I have a flying geese quilt on my bucket list. I do like making flying geese but that may change for a whole quilt! Visiting from Whoop Whoop.


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