MCM #45 – In Love with the Geese

I didn’t spend much time in the sewing room last week. We had family over on Thursday for Thanksgiving, so there was shopping, cooking, and cleaning to do. If you celebrated, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day!  On Friday, my friends and I did a bit of shopping but mostly just had fun hanging out.

I did get to work on my orange scrap quilt on Saturday, but didn’t make as much progress as I wanted. I have to say I love the way the blocks look and am excited to finish this one. The bottom left two blocks in this pic are the only two blocks sewn together. The others should go together pretty quickly today.

Orange Scrap Quilt Blocks

I’m still debating whether to add sashing, and if so, how wide I want it. There is another row of blocks on the bottom, I just don’t have room for them on my wall. So, with sashing and a border or two, it will be a decent lap size quilt. I also think sashing will give the eye somewhere to rest; because of the busy-ness (word?) of the blocks, I think sashing is really needed. What do you think?

Can I tell you what I’m not crushing on right now? That darn t-shirt quilt… Karen and I worked on it yesterday, and we’re making slooowww progress. We both are over it; the only thing keeping us going with that project is pure love for the sweet person who wore those shirts. I still haven’t taken any pictures of it yet – hopefully I’ll remember to do that when we work on it again.

Back to what I am excited about:

Flying Geese pieces cut with die

The fabric cutter I ordered last week was delivered on Friday and I was too tired to even open the box. How can that happen?! Anyway, I played with it some on Saturday and am happy to report I made darn near perfect flying geese! With no trimming! I was beside myself with pure happiness. 🙂

See the pretty geese? Ignore that they look a bit off – I was playing with my seam allowance.

Flying Geese

Next on my list to try are half square triangles. I hope they work as well as the flying geese since I use HST in most all of my projects.

So that’s what I’m crushing (and not crushing) on this week. How about you? I would love to see what has you excited to be in your sewing space. You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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About Beth

I’m a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get “licking the spoon” mixed up with “licking the fabric”!!

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16 Responses to MCM #45 – In Love with the Geese

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  2. Kate says:

    Your orange quilt is going to be fun and bright quilt.

  3. Tish says:

    I think those beautiful orange blocks would look awesome with white on white sashing. But I do have a white on white fabric crush 🙂

  4. Susan says:

    Love the blocks your working on! And those geese look so easy!

  5. Susan says:

    Fabulous blocks at the top. Are those completely random vortex kind of blocks, or is there a pattern to them? I can’t decide. =) Maybe because I’m doing a completely random Scrap Vortex, I don’t see the need for sashing. My eye likes wandering from spot to spot. However, your pieces are a lot less random than mine, so it sounds like most people would like it. I’d make it narrow, though. Love your Flying Geese. I like the way I make them, but I can see why you might like this method. Green is the perfect color. LOL

  6. Lisa says:

    I just managed to get little bits of sewing done. I could live with the business of the quilt as well, I think because it’s all one colour, but sashing would be nice as well.

  7. Great blocks! I think as sashing would be nice but I think you should keep it small. I like the idea of a navy blue!

  8. Orange and yellow goodness. I agree with you, sashing will make it even better. Thank you for hosting the linky party, Beth!

    -Soma

  9. Bonnie in Va says:

    Definitely sash the oranges. I am so wanting to do a quilt like that next year. I’ll figure out colors and so forth then but this is a great idea. So, you too got a Accuquilt cutter. Mine was ordered this weekend. I’m waiting to hear it has been shipped. We need to compare notes on what dies we ordered. I’m jealous that yours is here and mine hasn’t shipped yet. This was my Christmas present this year. I look forward to enjoying it soon.

  10. Marti says:

    Thanks for hosting this linky party. I saw a link to it on another blog so had to come over and see what it was all about. I think a dark sashing would be nice on your orange quilt. Your flying geese look perfect! I can never make those without a lot of trimming.

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  12. Oh man, I hear you about being over TShirt quilts… The knit of TShirts is really fuzzy in a weird way and I am definitely done ironing down interfacing! But I think we will both be happy when our projects are all finished up, and next time we’ll know if we really want to tackle another project like that or not!

    I hear what you are saying about the busy-ness of your orange scrap quilt. I, personally, can live with that, but a thin sashing (about as wide as you have the blocks separated on your design wall) would look great, too. I hope you have a great week!

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  15. Judy says:

    Love how your orange quilt is coming together! I think sashing would really let each block shine on it’s own. What about a navy or dark blue?? I’ve been totally crushing on the blue/orange combo lately 🙂 The blocks look fabulous so whatever you chose is going to look great.

    Flying geese. . . no trimming. . . darn it, you are tempting me big time!!

  16. Cath says:

    Well Beth,,,if you didn’t get much sewing done then I am in good company because neither did I…All I have to show for it is what I should of worked on at Bits ‘n Bobs…..TUT-TUT!

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