This month the Island Batik Ambassadors were challenge to make a quilt with flying geese using a precut of our choice. This is not where I thought the quilt was going....so how did it get here?
I started out with a 2.5" strip set and my 8" Accuquilt Qube. I then cut the large part of the flying geese from these strips. I then cut the small triangles from a gorgeous creamy yellow batik.
I then laid out all my geese and sewed them in a gradation. I had 8 of these units altogether.
My original thought was to make a table runner like this.
But then my youngest (and very artistic) son got involved. He did this and declared it okay, but boring.
I alternated them and thought it was good and was planning on sewing it. But...
Then he did this! I LOVED it. I decided it would look amazing on point. But of course I didn't have enough background fabric. Fortunately I found another fabric in my Island Batik stash that was similar and I used for the outside triangles. So that's how I ended up with my quilt!
I sewed this gorgeous quilt with my favorite Schmetz Microtex Needles, Aurifil thread, and my favorite Hobbs 80/20 Cotton/Poly batting.
I hope you get to quilt today!