"December, in my memory, is white as Lapland, though there were no reindeers. But there were cats. Patient, cold and callous, our hands wrapped in socks, we waited to snowball the cats."
- Dylan Thomas, "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
When Bonnie at Quiltville showed us her latest antique quilt, I was goosed by inspiration! Sometimes she'd show us an antique quilt and I'd think "wow, look at that piecing!" or "oh man, how'd she have the patience to do all that" or "how pretty!" But the one with the scrappy-stringy pieced geese? It talked to me - it called out and said "MAKE ME!!"
I found a flying geese pattern in EQ called "Flying Geese V" and printed it at 6 x 12, this gave me 4 geese stacked in a row; it'll cut down on the number of seams.
All my strings have been pieced on 5" squares of phone book paper - each square will give me the body for two geese.
So here's the first group I did, not bad!
Homespuns by their very nature are loosely woven, so I hit each block with a little spray starch before I cut them apart. Some will be cut crosswise, just for variety!
I think this is a very pretty quilt, and I thank Bonnie for her generosity in sharing it with us! It also seems to be a very quick quilt to make, owing to the paper foundation piecing ... I wonder if the original quilter did hers on foundations??
Well, it's the podiatrist today, my last medical appointment of 2012 .. sew forth and sew on, have a great Tuesday!