Monday, April 9, 2012

A quilt top a year in the making

Way back in December of 2010, I decided to have the girls in the Sew Beautiful Bee make circle of flying geese blocks for me. My month was April, so at the end of March 2011, I cut up all my fabric and shipped it out. I received back ten gorgeous blocks and was so excited to put the quilt together. But then they sat and sat and sat.

I toyed with a few layout ideas, but ultimately settled on a circular one. This week I made a double circle of geese block (design credit goes to the amazing Lynne of Lily's Quilts) for the center. And I kinda like how the quilt top turned out.

Circle of Circle of Circle of Flying Geese

There are two more blocks that will go on the back, one with gray, yellow, and green geese, and one with gray, yellow, and blue geese.

I definitely need to practice my paper piecing skills though. This quilt top literally wouldn't have been possible without the help of the ladies in my bee. Thank you so much, girls! You are all so talented!

14 comments:

Jenelle said...

Beautiful finish! I love the block in the center and how it ties all the others together.

Janine said...

This is beautiful! That was a great idea for a top :)

Elizabeth Dackson said...

I think it looks really awesome, Brooke! I especially love that double circle of geese in the middle :)

Jessica said...

This is so beautiful Brooke! Love the layout with the double geese in the center, just perfect!

Lee said...

It's beautiful, I love the circle layout! Great job! : )

Tanya said...

That looks amazing! I love the circle of circles of geese!!!

Sara said...

You did a fantastic job!! I really enjoy the circle of geese pattern myself too.

Barb said...

I so love this quilt....

Katie B. said...

Hooray! This looks great.

Kati said...

I love how you put it all together. I can't wait to see it all quilted!

Debbie said...

Very nice!! So unusual and pretty - congrats! Love that a couple of blocks will go on the back too!

The Thompsons said...

I absolutely love the layout. The circular pattern of them is striking. The center block pops!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

very pretty!
i just want to point out that my word verification has diva in it :) haha!

Megan said...

Good plan to bring in reinforcements for those blocks! They can take forever to piece. Your quilt turned out beautifully - the layout is the perfect compliment to the block pattern.

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