Thursday, May 21, 2020

Flying Geese Baby Quilt TGIFF Party



Welcome to TGIFF--Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday!


If you've never been here before, my name is Tish and every Saturday I host a UFO Busting party.  But really it's a party for everyone.  I want to celebrate finishing those UFO's, ignoring those UFO's, what ever you want to show us.  But today we are celebrating those ever so sweet Friday Finishes.  Today I'm sharing my Flying Geese Baby Quilt...and yes it was a UFO.


This quilt started life as a guild challenge project back in 2018; make anything using flying geese.  I wanted something simple and modern.  It was super easy to piece.  So why did it become an UnFinished Object?  Simple answer.


All of that open background negative space.  It seemed like a good idea when I was piecing it.  But when it came down to quilting I let all of that white get in my head and had no idea what to do with it.  Should I do something all over?  Should I try something custom?  Too scary...bye bye.

So it sat until now.  It's time.  And the funny part?  Once I started quilting I couldn't stop!  I decided on a divide and conquer method.  When in doubt start with some straight lines and echo them.


An echo makes everything better.  Then take those straight lines and add a small safe curve.


And before you know it you are swirling.


Then, BAM, a finished quilt that leaves you saying, but I want to quilt more.


I quilted this one using my favorite go to neutral Aurifil 50wt #2600 Dove.  


I love how this shade provides just the right amount of contrast without screaming "LOOK AT ME" on the white background.  I used a fun green/blue print from my stash to finish this one off.

  
How about a few more pictures?









I'll admit, I'm in love with this one.  I don't have a home in mind for it yet, so I'll probably hang on to it and pull it out and pet it occasionally.  It also serves as a reminder of, don't put it off.  You CAN do it.  Backgrounds are not to be feared.  So maybe I'll hang it in my sewing room?

Ok, enough about me.  Let's see your finishes!!!  Link up below and show us what has you doing a happy dance today.

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A huge thank you for stopping by today!  Come back tomorrow and party with us, and every Saturday, for UFO Busting, to celebrate what you've done for the week....UFO or not.





18 comments:

Sandra Walker said...

This quilt definitely needs to be hung in a place of honour on the wall of your home! Echoing always always makes the quilting look better! You did a stellar job my friend. :-) Thank you for hosting TGIFF.

Quilting Gail said...

Tish, you've outdone yourself with this fabulous quilting!!!!!
Love it!
I'll be back to link to TGIFF ... when I get a post ready! Thanks for hosting!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Echoing does make everything better! I love the combination of straight lines with free motion quilting; you do it so well. :)

Frédérique said...

Such a beautiful quilt, it deserves a good view place! Your quilting is fabulous!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

lovely quilt and nice to see how you do the quilting

Jayne said...

Your work is amazing as always! I love the echo idea and you pulled it off!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Wow, wow, wow! Your quilting is beautiful.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Good morning, Tish! Thanks for hosting TGIFF today. I have to say I am so impressed with you for finishing this UFO. Truthfully, I probably never would have even made it knowing it would need to be quilted. All.that.open.space. OMG. Wow, wow, WOW. You nailed this quilting on the head. It is gorgeous and it sings a beautiful tune. Aren't you just so proud of yourself?!! {{Hugs}} Please hang it in your sewing room so you can enjoy it AND remind yourself that you can, indeed, so do it. ~smile~ Roseanne

Vicki in MN said...

I am glad you let this quilt set and ferment a while before you tackled it. Because this was just the right time, your creativity in quilting this simple pieced quilt is just perfect!!

Sylvia said...

Lovely quilting!

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish! You've filled the blank spots with loads of stitches, and it is lovely.

Karen's Korner said...

Congratulations on such a pretty finish. It deserved to move from a UFO to the finish line.

Emily said...

Love the pretty fabrics, and your quilting is amazing, as always! I think hanging it up as a reminder that you can tackle anything is a great idea!

KaHolly said...

Tish, we don’t always realize the power we have over others with our simplest of deeds. You have published a most inspirational post.

Marie said...

I love the texture you achieved with the quilting! it definitively adds to the simple design

Kathleen said...

That is one beautiful quilt and lovely that you get to hand on to it...sorry I missed connecting to TGIFF....it got past me...

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Well done! It looks great. I get myself in the same mindset...hence the reason I have 17 quilt tops waiting to be finished.

QuiltGranma said...

Someday that will be an interesting texture for some baby to fondle. What a nice finish.

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