I really enjoyed playing in the sewing room yesterday. I wondered part way through if I should be in there as I made a couple of basic math error’s twice. The blocks I’m making are for a swap I’m in and I really want to do well. I’m always more concerned that quilt blocks and quilts that I make for others are done well.
The block that I still need to finish is based on a technique for flying geese that Ricky Tims demonstrated on a recent episode of “The Quilt Show”. The fun part about it is that the geese end up standing out and you have fun pockets as part of the quilt block or top, depending on how many you want to make. Once you get all of the cutting done and little flying geese sandwiches made the whole process goes rather quickly. The result can be rather stunning and can be a great way to use up all those bits and pieces of fabric that are lying around and you don’t know what to do with.
Swaps and message boards are a great ways to get to know people all over the country and/or world. There are so many talented quilters out there who are willing to share their knowledge and love of quilting. I’m so grateful for all of their input and support over the years and have enjoyed the swaps I’ve participated in. Each quilter has so much to add and the fabric that comes from all over the country is amazing. Often it’s from a line that I haven’t seen before. How much fun is that!! Then I get to go looking all over the internet searching for fabric.