Monday, December 4, 2017


I started this quilt at the BMQG retreat earlier this year and just finished it. It's the third quilt in my flying geese series and I think it's a really fun mini quilt. My flying geese series is all about taking the flying goose block and modifying it slightly and then arranging the blocks in a unique design. I had been trying to use the word "way" in each title, but "Migration" just seemed fitting for this, so I went with it.
This is a fairly small quilt, but boy is it mighty. Between the stark contrast between the colors, the bold shape and the quilting, this quilt was both fun and frustrating to make. The piecing was a breeze, but when it came time to quilt it, I had a bright idea to matchstick quilt this on my domestic. Let's just say with all of the pulling, tugging and shifting of the top, I had to do some serious blocking to get this to lay flat once finished. But I did and it's done.
Maybe matchstick quilting is the wrong term here. I actually quilted about 4-5 lines within a 1/4" segment, so this thing is covered in thread. I'm still not sure what I was thinking. All I know is that this will likely become like a similar story, where I pebble quilted an entire quilt using metallic thread. I've never done that again and I likely won't do this again on my domestic.

The Deets:
30" wide x 33" long
Fabric: Michael Miller Cotton Couture for the solids and assorted white print scraps
Thread: So Fine! #50 408
Batting: Quilter's Dream Cotton Select