Shortly after I made this blog post, I learned about the Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Spring 2013 at Amy’s Creative Side. I asked Amy if I could enter this already-published post, and she was gracious enough to say yes. I am super excited to enter Geese Around The Sun in the festival.
I made Geese Around The Sun last month for a quilt swap while the Spring Fling was in full bloom. My partner likes rainbow colors and Flying Geese. I thought she would like the Startlight Diverging and I was wondering how to add the Flying Geese to that. I went through a few design iterations but none of them was anything special that I could hold on to. Then this idea came to me and it stuck. I love the combination of a star quilt pattern and a flying geese quilt pattern in one.
Close-up of one of the sections
This is the first time I didn’t draw straight on the quilt-top for quilting. I got some tracing paper, pinned it on the quilt, and drew the lines on it using a ruler. The process worked like a charm and the tracing paper tore off very easily.
My partner was very happy with her mini quilt. I am going to make another one for myself; it will have a dark background and Northcott Stonehenge fabric.
If you would like to make one for yourself, I have the Geese Around The Sun wall hanging pattern available on Craftsy and Etsy. It’s not a beginner pattern, but if you have done paper piecing before, you can easily make it. I would also suggest trimming the whole piece only after you finish quilting it.
Thank you for visiting! I hope you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you in the future! Enjoy rest of the festival!