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WIP Wednesday: Fall Quilt

And the answer is…. Flying Geese!

I last posted about this quilt just a few days ago, leaving with one corner of the quilt top unfinished — I couldn’t find the block! As the days have gone by, I’ve been remembering all about my original plans for this quilt. One of the things I had considered doing was interrupting the busy print border with some flying geese strips for interest. After all, the geese are everywhere this time of year!

Since it was too late to carry off an interrupted border, I decided to make flying geese be the last of my 4 corner blocks. It was a tough decision, because I do NOT like making flying geese.  That’s something I’ve discovered in the intervening years :)  I’m not sad to leave that original border plan behind!

I’ve done a bit of embroidery to start the embellishments. Most of them will be done after the quilt is layered and quilted, but these I was excited to get done! The apple no longer looks like a mangled heart.

Other things going on with the quilt so far — I played around with the scraps, got some piecing practice in! I combined my efforts into a couple of strips to incorporate into the back of the quilt, just for fun. It’s something that’s done quite a bit and a good way to reduce waste!

The main fabric on the back is a Thanksgiving/harvest print that coordinates nicely with the big leaf print color-wise, but has more open area. You’ll see part of a turkey peeking out of the new little flying geese corner block if you look at the first photo because I used it there, too!

Then I’m doing some button contemplation for the brown rectangle to the right of the flying geese strip in the middle of the quilt. Chime in if you have an opinion of the ones laid out above-right! I might have to go to the store.

I have spent the week at the sewing machine! I have also taken apart a suit vest (really just a trendy separates piece) and re-sized it for my string-bean of a son. You can’t even tell that it has been altered — my specialty!

Happy stitching!



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