"STITCHING MENDS MY SOUL"

Thursday, September 12, 2013

GEESE HAVE LANDED


The flying geese from my last post have landed and are encircling Debbie's round robin.  It is now on its way home to Arizona.  She's planning to quilt some lovely feathers in the open space.  I can't wait to see it completed.


This block is a Buddhist Pinwheel.  The random look of the placement is actually very controlled.  The light, medium, medium-dark, and dark colors are in a certain placement.  The monks meditate while stitching this block.  The strange color placement took all my concentration!  No meditating here.  In order to stitch this block, I cut the triangles and then made the hourglass sections.  There was no way to quick-piece and have the color placement correct.  The hour-glass blocks finish 3" and then the border brings the block up to 12".

This block is going into a small block lotto, and was requested by Tricia, the winner for this month. 

4 comments:

Dolores said...

Glad you got the Buddhist block figured out. Those flying geese are just perfect as a border for the quilt.

Mary-Pat Sherman said...

Your work is truly fantastic. I've not ever quilted but I love reading your blog and following your 'adventures' with needlework.
The meditation piece is really remarkable and would certainly require MUCH concentration, skill and patience.
Thanks for sharing with all of us.
mary-pat

Wacky Woman said...

Excellent choice with the flying geese.

Cyn said...

The FG are perfect! What a fabulous addition to your friend's RR quilt. Your FG idea is brilliant and so is your piecing!