Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Flying Geese Wall Quilt


I've always been intrigued with monochromatic quilts that have a splash of color. I decided to see what I could make.

This is the quilt I've designed. He measures  42" by 45" and was straight line quilted on my Elna 720 sewing machine.


You can barely see the one gray flying geese that is very close to the background fabric. You can tell the difference in this picture.


I didn't have enough of the gray for backing. This piece of beige was laying there so I decided to use it. It rather blends in being blah itself. To make it wider, I used the extra flying geese segments.

I do wish now I would have off set the backing geese but oh well, it's finished! 

This isn't my usual style of quilt but I had a lot of fun! I guess I do have a modern quilt gene lurking inside of me somewhere.

Right now this is hanging over the door into my sewing room but it could also be used as a crib quilt.

Here are more pictures just for fun.







Linking to Needle & Thread Thursday, Free Motion Mavericks,  Peacock Party, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, TGIFF!, Brag About Your Beauties, Finished or Not Friday, BOM's Away

28 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

This is a great quilt Gretchen! I love to look at modern quilts and try to see a picture within the design. When I look at this quilt I "see" a Pacific northwest coastal forest and indigenous totem pole.

Leanne Parsons said...

It's beautiful!

Kathy S. said...

It's beautiful, Gretchen! I especially love how you did the back. Modern, classic, GORGEOUS! Well done!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

You did a beautiful job! It is very pleasing to look at and I love the grey backing fabric! Modern is much easier to make than traditional, but I just cannot go there! (well, wait a few more years) LOL

chrisknits said...

It's stunning! What a wonderful use of low volume with a splash of color.

Jayne said...

I love it! The added color is striking and I also love the hint of flying geese with the lightest of gray!

Frédérique said...

Wow,I love it! And the narrow orange line is a great adding. Beautiful modern look!

karenbbsnow said...

Gorgeous quilt. Love the design, the colours and the quilting!

Lynn said...

That's a really lovely quilt. Great use of colour and the orange border is inspired.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

This is awesome. Well done.

Slice of Pi said...

I love this, Gretchen! Fantastic way to make the back more interesting too! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF! (PS. Think you might have a finish next week too? Would you be interested in hosting TGIFF? No one is signed up yet!)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I really love your design - all the different grays and the pop of orange are so appealing! Looks like it was fun to play with!

Rebecca Grace said...

Very cool -- I love the subtlety of those "ghost" geese that nearly disappear into the background.

Susan said...

Oh, I love your quilt! I have just finished a flying geese quilt myself. I feel like making one just like yours!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Feel free to use my ideas as a launching point for your new quilt! I'd love to see it when finished!

Gretchen Weaver said...

I didn't realize how they would 'ghost' until after the blocks were pieced. I didn't want to go buy more fabrics so I went with what I had. This is a different kind of quilt for me but I love it!

Gretchen Weaver said...

This was such a fun quilt to make, fast too!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Thanks!

Gretchen Weaver said...

I thought the color in the flange would just give it the extra zing it needed. It turned out just like I envisioned.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Thank you!

Gretchen Weaver said...

I thought it needed the extra color in the binding. I'm very happy with the look.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Thanks, you see more in it than I do but I'm very happy with how he looks.

Bernie Kringel said...

This is really pretty Gretchen. It is surprising how much the really pale geese add to the design. I wouldn't have thought of it and wow, it adds quite a bit to the look of the quilt. Very nice!

Gretchen Weaver said...

I hadn't planned on the light grays being so light, that's just the way it turned out. I have it hanging over the door into my sewing room now so I can see it all the time. Thanks!

grammajudyb said...

Really striking! Well done, the pop of the orange is perfect!iu

Susan said...

It's well done in design and execution. I like the backing, though it doesn't look beige in the pictures on my computer, so I'm glad you mentioned that.

dq said...

This is a great quilt! I love the section of brighter geese. The back is perfect.

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

This is right up my alley -- I love it! And it's the perfect project for a pieced flanged binding. Beautiful!