This month the Island Batik Ambassador's were challenge to try out one of Studio 180's amazing rulers! I received the Wing Clipper ruler to make flying geese. I must admit that flying geese are something I rarely make because I find them frustrating. Not anymore!
For my project I used the Catching Dreams collection from Island Batik. It's so pretty full of soft blues and purples.
I of course cut all my pieces on my amazing Accuquilt GO! cutter. It makes it so much faster and I love how the pieces all end up the same size.
Next it was time to use the Quilter's Magic Wand. I fell in love with it. It is so much easier to use than any other half square triangle tool I have used before. The laser cut line is nice and fine which makes it easy to line up the corners accurately.
I then trimmed up all my flying geese of various sizes using the Wing Clipper. It worked perfectly.
All done! I had a blast quilting this one using Aurifil Thread and Hobbs 80/20 Cotton/Poly batting (my favorite!).
The fabric collection has buffalo in one of the prints, so of course I had to quilt some buffalo in it. The outside of my quilt has a herd of buffalo wandering through the grass.
To make the geese "fly" I quilted them all with pebbles.
Done! So pretty. I love how varying the background leads to a watercolor effect.
I hope you get to quilt today!
WOW, this is so gorgeous!!!ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous, Suzy! How did you quilt the buffalo? Did you draw or trace them onto the quilt first? What a wonderful detail!ReplyDelete
Lovely design and great fabric choices!ReplyDelete
Beautiful play of color across your quilt!ReplyDelete