Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Flying Geese Top Finished

Here it is the finished flying geese top!! I went with my original fabric for the sashing (cut on the lengthwise grain) and I think that it worked really well. Notice the corners? This is a great way to finish your quilt borders when you don't have enough border fabric. I cut 2" squares and added a border; then, I cut the remaining border fabric (on the lengthwise grain) then added units of the 2' squares until I had enough to finish the borders. I think that the little 2" cut squares gives the quilt a lot of interest and movement. It is also a great way to use up those little scraps of fabric that get stashed away and we do nothing with. What do you think?
I now have used up most of the fabric I purchsed in this fabric line and I have just enough set aside to bind the two quilts I did out of the remainders. Now if I could just make several more quilts out of my stash I would be really happy! It was one of my New Years resolutions to use up more of what I had and do less "just because" projects. You know, the projects that you buy the fabric and make a quilt just because. . . you bought the fabric :)

2 comments:

Mary Lou said...

Katrina, I'm very impressed by your quilts, and creativity. You're an inspiration for other quilters. Mary Lou

Shelina said...

All right, I got all the way to the beginning of your blog. I didn't read every word, but I did look at all your pictures! LOL. This flying geese quilt is amazing. That's a lot of flying geese to make! I especially like the border treatment. I have been trying to add more interest in my borders, generally as cornerstones, but taking the cornerstone out of the square sounds like a great plan!