Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Eve and Her Fabric

This panel was given to me years ago by one of my sweet sisters-in-law. It's 12" square.


I have tried multiple times to do something with it. Long time readers may remember one or two of those efforts. Like this most recent one:


I always wanted to do something scrappy with/around it. The arrangement of my scrappy Shoo-fly blocks in the photo above didn't satisfy me enough to continue with that plan. All the other attempts failed too. So it got put away - again.

Lately I've been itching to do something with flying geese. I have geese for a version of the Remixed Geese pattern that are waiting to be assembled into a quilt top but I'm not ready for that struggle yet. I don't exactly remember the thought process that occurred but when I pulled out the Eve panel this time this is what happened:


Black flying geese laid horizontally highlighted the panel nicely. Then it seemed to need a dark frame.


That's just about all that's left of a print Quiltdivajulie shared with me. It's actually straighter than it looks in the picture.

The obvious next step was more geese.


I even got in a few scrappy Shoo-fly blocks. 😊And after that, another frame of black.


And thus it stands at the moment. It's only about 42" square though. I want it to be at least 60" in every direction. Guess it's time to make more geese!

7 comments:

  1. Well, yes, that looks perfect! Love it.

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  2. I like it,and that size would be lovely on the wall.The panel is framed to show it off perfectly.

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  3. That's just right - it doesn't get lost in amongst all those colours as it did in the shoo fly quilt.
    I think it would make an excellent wall hanging.

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  4. It's the start of a perfect medallion quilt. Just a thought, but how would it be to add a row of Eve blocks around the outside (http://prairiequilt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Block1Eve.pdf)

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  5. The colours are just perfect. They allow Eve to shine without overpowering her. It's going to be a really interesting quilt. Isn't it interesting how we just know when the right time is?

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  6. It's really fun to see how that grew, and to see that it finally found its purpose in life.

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