Another New Quilt? April 7, 2013Posted by Pam in KC in Uncategorized.
Did you see Bonnie Hunter’s find in Nashville? I LOVE that flying geese quilt. But then I love flying geese 🙂
Based on Bonnie’s photos, I’ve drawn this classic quilt in EQ. That’s 480 flying geese, each finishing at 1 1/2″ x 3″ for the sashing around 9″ navy/midnight squares. The quilt will finish roughly at 70″ x 88″
I’ve got too many shirts for my space, so I’ve got to use them up. So this afternoon I made a few geese to see how they’ll look in the plaids. I think they’ll do.
I’ve made four of each since I plan on using the Quilt-in-a-Day flying geese ruler. When I need to make tons of geese this ruler allows me to make then quickly and precisely. Of course every quilt and quilter is different, so it is always important to know more than one way to do things.
According to my calculations, I’ll need 120 plaid 4 1/2″ squares. They’ll be scrappy of course, so no yardage to calculate. I’ll need to get 3 1/2 yards of the blue — I think I’ll bind it in the blue – and 1/2 yard of the orange. Oh, the sky fabric? About 3 1/3 yards. I should be able to find it in my big bag of muslin.
I’ll work on the geese and then seek out the navy and orange fabric.