Friday, March 13, 2009

Geese in the Forest

Geese are finally arriving in my forest. These are my first blocks for Anina's Geese in the Forest BOM. I'm not usually a BOM kind of gal, but her quilt design is so great, I couldn't resist. And it's paper pieced too. I'm not a fan of that either, but again, the quilt is so cool. I'm about a month behind...I have February done...25 more of the March blocks yet to do. Finally decided on pink and orange.
I have lots to choose from for this quilt. I can't wait to see it come together. Another reason I don't like BOM's...no patience.
This is my block for Jessica's month of the Sew Connected Virtual Quilting Bee. She sent beautiful sheets and the orange linen. I added the bit of white to make my idea work. This was a fun block to design. I have two more virtual bee blocks to work on. Then my commitments are finished and I can concentrate on other things. I don't like to have commitments weighing on me...off to sew some more.
Have a great weekend!

48 comments:

Natalie said...

I am loving the geese in the forest! and that block made out of vintage sheets is so cool! What a great idea! Nice!

QuiltedSimple said...

Love your geese - the colors will be stunning! And your block for the virtual quilting bee is terrific - that was a great idea!
Kris

Aimee said...

Love them all - esp. that block for the quilting bee!

Jackie said...

Jacquie, I just love orange and pink combinations! I also signed up for that BOM and haven't started yet. I am in the midst of some other projects, which take priority right now. Hopefully, I will get to this BOM soon. I love to paper piece. I love your virtual bee block, again with pinks and oranges, beautiful!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

I love what you did with that block! It is gorgeous. I really like the tiny little square of flowers in the edging.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Love the orange and pink, really pops and your work is perfect, every point to be seen, beautiful job!

shellysquilts said...

Jacqui, Your geese are great. I love the vintage sheet block. You are beyond fabulous! Happy quilting.

Becky said...

I love those geese. Makes me want to make a flock of my own. :-)

Stephanie said...

Now that is a delicate and pretty block. I'm just loving vintage sheets...who would have thought of saving our old sheets for future projects.

The Calico Cat said...

I've been trying to decide on my color combination - pink & orange is holding my attention...

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Look at you, designing your own blocks! I love the geese and the fabric choices (love orange and pink). Tell me, what is the name/designer of that pink flower fabric fourth from the right in the photo?
Wendy

Vicki said...

The pink and orange geese are great! I've only done 1 March one so far (got sidetracked). I love that vintage sheet block, too.

Cheryl A said...

I hate commitments weighing over me too - that's why I avoid them! Good for you for staying on top of things.

Sarah said...

I'm such a fan of your Geese in the Forest!

SummersDesigns said...

I love that sheet block. It is so cute! I have been gathering up some sheets and I think this will be perfect. I can't wait to start. Thanks
Ginger

Marie' said...

That is it! I am going to do the geese. I really don't need a new project, but I can't stand how cute they are.

Kim said...

Just shows what can happen when you mix old patterns with modern fabric. Very cool!

We had folks visiting from the U.S. and I sent the charity block back with them to mail. I thought it stood a better chance of getting there that way. Not sure if I remembered to put anything besides my address on the envelope though. If it hasn't already arrived, it will arrive shortly :-)

MichelleB said...

I love your Geese! I so need to get started on it.

Your block turned out wonderfully! I love it. Fabulous.

Emily said...

I am loving the orange and pink together!

Heather said...

You, Miss Jaquie, are one amazing human. The quilt tops for the improv are beautiful--look what you did by inviting us to play. Your block for the virtual bee is full of vintage lovely and your geese are perfect. I want to try the geese, but am completely overwhelmed by it. Maybe you'll inspire me--again. Thank you!

Iva said...

What an adorable block... I love it!

Alissa said...

Those geese are lookin' GOOD! And the love the bee block too! Hope your weekend is great!

Katy said...

LOVE those geese. Paper pieced you say? I'm going to check out her quilt.

audreypawdrey said...

The block is so pretty! I love how your geese are coming along, too. I may have to try out this paperpiecing business.... You always pick the neatest fabric and color combination.

Anita said...

I just found out about the BOM and have already missed January. But I have too much sewing anyway. Pink & orange have been on my mind lately too. These are so lovely to look at on a tired Friday afternoon!! Thanks!

Sew Bee It said...

Blah, blah, blah, you rock, blah, blah, blah:) But seriously, your stuff is always so darling. And that VQB block? Too darling. I'm loving those little squares set on point... Cute cute cute.

Chookyblue...... said...

looks good........I love flying geese too..........

henny said...

I love it, looks fabulous...
I just want to give my best friend a quilt pillowcase and she asked for pink-orange. Maybe I could learn from you...(again and again.haha..)

Taylor said...

I love the geese!!! the color combination is amazing.

Beth said...

You are doing *way* too much -- do you sleep??

sewtakeahike said...

it's so perfect Jacquie! the stitching, the centered flowers, the orange linen frame....

Mushyhed said...

Your blocks are great! Jessica's a lucky girl!

Mushyhed said...

Your blocks are great! Jessica's a lucky girl!

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

love your geese, what GORGEOUS FABRICS. And i'm looking below at the quilts youve put together so far - how AMAZING!! Someone should do a documentary about this, you could put together a book and it could be sold to benefit something.

I need to get your address to mail my blocks. I'll send you an email right now.

Thanks again for getting us all involved in this project, so inspiring!!

Sara said...

I love the colors together they look great, and I love the geese. That other block looks great too!

amandajean said...

i like your geese a lot! now i'm wishing i were using pink and orange, too. not that i have anything against pink and green, mind you. :)

the quilt tops look great! you are one busy lady. i wish i lived in your neighborhood. i'd do binding for weeks on end.

Lisa said...

I am loveing those fabrics! What is the name of those? Are they part of a fabric line?

Lisa (flickr lmdesign7)

nicolette said...

Love the fabrics! I’m pondering in starting the Geese Bom too... but having too many projects already, guess I will keep on pondering!

metrosupialdesigns said...

I'm loving what everyone is coming up with for the quilting bee using the vintage sheets!

iknitipurl said...

I love all the orange! The color is so underrated.

Anina said...

I love your colors. LOVE!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

love your fabric selection!

Stephanie D. said...

I love how you fussy cut the flowers on that block! Interesting layout, too!

I've seen lots of flying geese quilts and there's something about them that I just love. This BOM is a really pretty one!

Cher said...

gorgeous-the block you did for Jessica and the flying geese BOM looks like it will be such fun! good for you to finish those must do's and get on to the next fun project

kangaroo said...

IN LOVE with that block.

Rebekah said...

I love all of your pink fabrics! Your geese blocks are really cute and I love how you did the vintage sheet block

Victoria said...

Adore the vintage looking bed sheet piece, and the orange fabric is perfect. You certainly work wonders with fabric, Jacquie!

Jeanne said...

I LOVE THAT QUILT BLOCK FROM THE QUILTING BEE OUT OF VINTAGE LINENS, do you have a pattern for that block? Or is it one you just did? Lot the lattice look of the border row.