Sometimes, I will see a quilt and it just catches me and hooks me in. This quilt is fairly simple, but it’s bright colors called to me! Sadly I don’t know the creator, but found saw this online and was inspired!
Initially I had figured on using up scraps from my scrap bin. No go. I needed a lot of 5 1/2″ squares and 3″ squares to make the flying geese units. There are a lot of irregular and little scraps in my bin!! I make my flying geese using The Wing Clipper tool by Studio 180.
I went looking into my stash and had a grouping (or a theme) of fabrics all together. Bicycles and coordinating prints. I dug through and found a few others that matched up as well. A solid black will look great for the sides of the geese. And I just may use up my black squares well before I use up the others…
5 1/2″ squares with the 3″ squares on top
Marking my sewing lines using the Quilters Wand:
The beauty of the wing clipper ruler is the that after the units are sewn and cut (in a 2 step process), then the final trim happens. There is wiggle room using this tool! A little extra fabric (very little) goes into the making of the units, but gets trimmed away at the end. It helps me to make much more precise units!
140 Units completed! And many more in the works!
And here we have a super 5 year old who just got an erector set – just like Papa used to have when he was a boy! We knew this type of toy would foster his creativity and further encourage his mechanical skills. He loved it!
And a “Super Moon” at 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon!
An upcoming vacation fostered my need for this caftan…
But it is way too big! I have trimmed it down, and could not let the extra fabric go to waste. Next time I will show you what that “extra” inspired.
Enjoy the day!