Posts Tagged ‘flying geese quilt block’

I started noticing that my ironing board cover started to look a little worse for the wear … sun faded in a few spots, and even a few holes starting to show through! I love my sewing studio because it is all windows, but it also means that fabric fades, especially in our 365 days of desert sun a year! I made the ironing board cover in 2011 – so it lasted three years! I also recently purchased a new sewing machine, and the cover from my old one didn’t fit the new one. Living in a desert is also very dusty! The wind somehow seems to blow sand everywhere, and a machine cover is a must!

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I’ve also been dreaming of the flying geese quilt block, and I have been pinning flying geese quilt a lot on Pinterest! (I like to call the quilt block wild geese … makes me imagine birds migrating in a wide open blue sky …) I saw this awesome quick method to make four flying geese from five squares, so one day I just grabbed a few fabric scraps and gave it a whirl – and then was hooked.

IMG_2621-2Pretty soon I was was pulling more scraps and more scraps, stitching and stitching, until I had a nice tidy pile of geese.


I started to lay them out, playing with colors and arrangements. It was somewhere around this time that I started to think – studio makeover! I could make a new sewing machine cover and ironing board cover! At that point there was no stopping me. I had a plan.

IMG_8980Things got a little scrappy – I mostly dye in fat quarters, so I didn’t have any one color with enough to make the entire thing. So I patched similar colors together!

IMG_2629-2My first batch of geese was exactly the right amount to cover the front of my sewing machine. You might notice I changed my mind from my first layout, to having them flying in opposite directions.

IMG_8976I love the way the simple geometric pattern allows the color to pop and create the movement.

IMG_8989Then on to my ironing board cover. I made another set of geese, this time to run in a long stripe across the ironing board, leaving most of the board plain fabric for ironing.

IMG_8981Again, I got scrappy! But I like it. And since then, ironing my projects on the board has been a joy!


Studio ready for the next project!

Actually, I’ve been quite busy with Christmas crafting, can’t wait to show you after the gifts are delivered!


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