11.14.2013

Falling Geese Quilt

Falling Geese Baby Quilt

I made another quilt!

I had this fun (maybe a bit crazy) idea after I finished my last quilt
that we should have a couch quilt for every season or major holiday.
How fun would it be to pull out a new, fun quilt every couple months to snuggle under
and make festive memories with?
So, I got started on a fall quilt!

Falling Geese Baby Quilt
Falling Geese Baby Quilt

This quilt all started when I found the little tree print - S'More Love Forest -
while I was wandering through the fabric store.
(Although honestly I was drooling over the whole S'More Love line!)
It doesn't get any more fallish than those oranges and browns,
but I loved the unexpected pop of blue in the trees too.

I found a blue and brown that matched perfectly,
and then this quirky little yellow polka dot wouldn't leave me alone, so I grabbed him too.
I lucked out with this deep orange for the backing,
and away we went!

Falling Geese Baby Quilt

I had pinned quite a few flying geese patterned quilts, I just love how bold they look,
and thought with all of the solids this would be a great time to try it out.
(Get the title now?! Flying geese? But it's fall?
So falling geese? Does this constitute a bad quilting joke? Haha!)
I love how the geometric design of the trees turned out with the geese.

I knew if there was any way this quilt was going to get done while it was still fall
it was going to need to be a manageable,
so it is baby quilt sized at 33" x 36".
Added bonus - I was able to use two scraps of batting from my last quilt sewn together. Yeah!

Falling Geese Baby Quilt

For the quilting I followed the lines of the geese, 1/4" off, making a great zig zag pattern.
I still need to work on getting my silly machine to keep all of my quilting stitches even,
but I was able to quilt the whole thing in ONE nap time, so I'm not complaining!

Falling Geese Baby Quilt

All in all, I am quite pleased with this little quilt!
It looks so cozy and fallish on the back of the couch,
and already little man loves grabbing it and snuggling.
Which is really all that matters :]

Now, to get started on the Christmas quilt...!

6 comments:

  1. Your quilt look so good! I love how the zigzags make an awesome effect on the back. The colours look great!

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  2. It looks so great! Do you know of a good tutorial to do binding on a quilt? I just finished one but don't know how to bind it.

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    1. Congrats on finishing your quilt! I used the tutorial in the back of the book quilting happiness, it was really clear and simple. I found this tutorial onlinehttp://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/2012/12/how-to-bind-quilt-and-other-quilty.html though that uses a bit different way of finishing off the binding ends, but I really like how clear her photos are. Hope that helps! Looks like I should make my own tutorial soon!

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  3. This is killing me, it is SO good! Makes me wish I could quilt!

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    1. Oh thanks so much Robin! Looks like I'm just going to have to teach you how to quilt then ;)

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