remixed geese


remixed geese
A few weeks ago I started this quilt on a little bit of a whim.  I wanted something to work on that was really fun and I wanted something that my daughter could be involved in.  She requested rainbow colors and triangles, and I had just seen this quilt, so I thought I'd give flying geese a try.

geese closeup
I have been collecting these Ann Kelle Remix prints since they were first released.  They are so vibrant and fun.  I let my daughter pick the prints that she wanted (she pretty much chose everything that had pink or flowers on it) and then we picked some coordinating solids from my stash.
harper's geese
I also wanted to give something else a try: I backed this quilt in Moda Snuggles.  This was a little bit scary because I have read that others have had issues using minky-like fabric because it stretches, but I am happy to report that it was much easier to work with than I anticipated.  I spent longer-than-normal making sure that everything was basted well and I ended up with a nice, smooth, pucker-free quilt.
moda snuggles quilt back
The main drawback about the Snuggles was that it is heavier and caused more friction with the machine when I was free motion quilting.  I probably should have just stuck with straight lines for the quilting, but I knew my 4 year old would prefer swirls no matter how imperfect they were.
geese closeup
I originally planned to use a solid for the binding, but my daughter asked for a rainbow quilt so I decided not to hold back.  It needed to be over the top!
fllying geese binding
This guy thinks he needs a blanket now, how can I turn down this face?
jonah

13 comments

  1. I love that rainbow stripe binding!

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  2. Its simply amazing :) The rainbow stripe boarder is TO DIE for.

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  3. This quilt is just beautiful and your daughter looks so happy with it!! Now for one for your son :o)

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  4. Gosh, this is lovely! The binding is perfection. Nice job!

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  5. What a fabulous fun quilt! Your daughter looks so pleased, and no if those big eyes looked at me like that......

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  6. It's adorable! And I love the loopy quilting, too :)

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  7. This is a lovely lovely quilt. One question for you - when you back a quilt with a minky like fabric, do you also use batting, or is the minky enough on its own?

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  8. And that little face...talk about "over the top"!!! Beautiful, fun quilt!

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  9. What a great quilt and the striped binding is the perfect frame for all these happy geese in flight!

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  10. What a work of art! And congrats on being featured on Ann Kelle's Blog (which led me here!)

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  11. I love this quilt - it's just so happy! I have the exact same fabric to use as binding on my next quilt as well! Glad to see it worked out so well :)

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  12. Beautiful quilt! I just love it and would like to make one like it, so inspiring :) Can I ask what size your flying geese are?

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