Falling Geese 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!
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!
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!
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!
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...!
by michael ann