My first finish for 2015

Okay I have a quilt finished…and it is was on my wip list for this year so yeah me!

Lost Geese quilt

I started this quilt last year but it took me while to finish…and if I am honest I had some help.  My fabulous friend Lisa did the quilting on this baby using her wonderful Bernina (I have such sewing machine envy it is ridiculous).

Quilt detailThe loud, bright colours of this quilt were inspired by my local Shell Service station (aka. gas station).  You can find my original post, with the paper piecing pattern I used, here.

Lost geese detail 2

And if you look closely you can see some of the handful of blocks that I reversed…that is they have yellow geese with a red background.    I used this reverse colour scheme on the back of the quilt too…

quilt back

I must admit I love how the back turned out and it was so easy to do. I used a couple of sheets of my husbands extra large graph paper (I am hoping he does not notice they are missed!) to make a paper pieced pattern and just sewed away.I may be a little addicted now to putting big versions on the block on the back…we will see how long it lasts!   

This baby is now headed to Project Linus to be loved on….

26 thoughts on “My first finish for 2015

  1. I love secret details like the few reversed geese. Most people would never notice they were there, but you know, and it’s fun. Great back, too. Congratulations on the first job of the year ticked off the list!

  2. LOVE IT!
    I adore the bold colours and the flying geese. I have just a similar quilt planned: a project for the rest of the year: yellow and greens! I have already started, but the paper pieced geese sure look a lot easier and less work than the technique I used. I will switch to paper piecing, which I love to do.

  3. That is unbelievably gorgeous! I love the colors and the way you put the flying geese together! I think you may see many copy cat quilts in the next year or two!

  4. Wonderful! and love your inspiration ~ it can be found anywhere!
    When I was a kid we always called a gas station a service station ~ they did all sorts of things for you, from cleaning the windshield, putting air in the tires to servicing your car.

  5. Congratulations on your first finish for 2015! I’m feeling that I should get going on my first sewing for 2015. So I can HAVE a finish this year. 😉 You’ve pretty much convinced me that I have to try paper piecing at some point. 🙂 Love your blog!

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