This week I managed to get my “Shell logo” inspired flying geese quilt top finished. By the time I had finished laying out this quilt top it had earned the name “Lost Geese”, can you guess why?
Yep is it a little crazy… but kind of fun. Lots of novelty fabric and fun stuff to make the eyes really explore the madness.
I had a lot of fun making the “geese” go all over the place. I love the lack of pattern or rhythm to the piecing (though it frustrated my husband a little). Too really throw things into disarray I added a smattering of yellow triangles on a red background. Chaos rules!
I paper pieced these blocks as I love to have sharp clear triangles in my flying geese and paper piecing is the only way I personally can get that precision. My original post has a paper piecing pattern you can grab if you are interested in trying some geese.
This top has been added to the pile that need basting. I am going to see if I can convince my hubby to help me again this weekend to baste a quilt or two.
29 thoughts on “Lost Geese Quilt top finished”
Lovely flying geese. They are bright, but I wouldn’t say crazy. Maybe, on the verge. 🙂
Oh I consider that a challenge to push the pattern further. LOL.
Love it. Please post a pic of your fabric stash – you always seem to have just the right fabrics, and tons of them!
I will endeavor to get some photos taken of my stash. At the moment it is messy and all over the place but photos are a good excuse to clean up.
As always so many lovely fabrics to spot…gorgeous!
What a fun quilt!
Your lost geese are beautiful! The colors and fabrics you used are fantastic.
Love this quilt ….bright and happy. I agree you have the most amazing fabric. Wish I could get my hubby to baste. Hope your hand is improving Cath. I love your photo too!!
I love how the pearl bracelet fabric bring about the illusion that some are going in a circle!! Made me look twice!!
I had not noticed the pearl bracelet effect until you pointed it out… You are right about the extra movement it adds. Thanks.
what a fun quilt! I love the yellow and red, and all of the many directions of the geese!
Beautiful quilt – the colour is stunning and you’ve really done well to blend all the fabrics so well together.
I love it. Not tried paper piecing flying gees, maybe I should give it a try.
Haha, Lost Geese is a perfect name! This has such great energy to it. I’m just about to try flying geese for the first time – may try your paper piecing route.
Wow! What a stunning quilt! Awesome job!
Love the scrappiness of this!
This is gorgeous! You have a such a great eye for color.
Thanks Julie. You are not too shabby yourself with colour.
Cool quilt – I like this a lot. It’s bright and vibrant!
Here via Flickr – this quilt is gorgeous! I love the bright colours and the way it all fits together even though the ‘geese’ are pointing in different directions. The randomness mixed with the precision piecing really makes it.
Thanks so much. You have got me thinking about whether the randomness of the blocks would work if the geese were wonky. I may have to give it a try.
I’ve been waiting to see this one, and you don’t disappoint! It looks fantastic and makes me want to make a quilt of only geese!
Oh Geese are SOOO fun. I am already planning my next one.
oh this is great fun and so unexpected! Love the colors you are working with!
Love the title and love the wildness of the quilt – my eye does not know where to go – makes me love it. I also think making flying geese is great so I can appreciate how much you would have enjoyed putting it together
Love this! This is on my to do list for sure. Love the fiery look of this.
I’m a few weeks late, but I’m just so thrilled to see such intensity and sharpness in a quilt! I live for vibrant colours, and you really nailed it! Haha and I totally enjoyed looking for those geese in reverse!