My goal for March was to design and piece a graduation quilt for my step daughter. I was starting with some Cori Dantini panels and several coordinating prints.
I knew that I wanted some flying geese and that I wanted to make use of the smaller panels and the larger “Dare To Fly” panel. So this was my first idea. It was meant to be sort of a window making use of the smaller panels.
It turned out OK, but it wasn’t what I had in my mind’s eye. And I really didn’t care for the darker solid green that I used. I set aside the smaller panels for a bit and moved forward making my flying geese and attaching those to the large panel sides. I really liked the way that turned out and, of course, I don’t have a picture of that stage on it’s own. But once the geese were added to the panel everything fell into place. I knew immediately that I wanted stars surrounding the panel. 8 wonky stars later and ……
Goal completed! This was, without a doubt, the biggest goal I’ve set for myself and it really didn’t help that I went through almost a whole week looking for my “sewjo” (sewing mojo). I’m very happy to have this one done. In fact I was so happy that I was ready to keep moving and get her quilted this week, but I hit a wall when it came time to piece the backing. I really have nothing in my stash that compliments these colors, well at least not in enough quantity. So, I get to go fabric shopping….Finally. I will be so happy when I get a job again and finish this fabric fast. Until then though, I will be very happy to use one of my loopholes and buy some pretty backing for this quilt. For quilting I was thinking an all over stipple on the white areas and maybe some echo quilting around the stars. I’m not sure what to do on that large center panel/geese. Any suggestions?
Thanks for reading along,