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Sunday, 13 January 2013

Geese on Sunday...

The sun shone, the kids went to the park with Daddy, (armed with a thermos of coffee, it was about 1'C); I sat in the warm conservatory and sewed.

And sewed, and sewed; made a spot of lunch, then sewed some more.

The second commission quilt for Sizzix now has a completed top...


OK, it needs a good press, and some decent lighting.
I really do love how it has turned out.  I hope it is not too modern.  I have the idea in my head already to maybe make another, some day, for myself, but reversed, using patterned scraps and just white for the geese... maybe.

And as I was feeling so buoyed with getting so far, so quickly, I signed up for round 6 of the Pretty Little Pouch Swap.  I have been 'umming and 'arrhing all week about joining in.  There's still time if you are interested; it's a quick turnaround swap, with rather specific skill categories.  I opted for Intermediate; no uber-fancy-pants piecing or embroidery required.  I am good with that.

Here's my mosaic...

Pretty Little Pouch Swap...


With the prospect of no snow here any time soon, I guess it'll be business as usual tomorrow.  Hey ho...

29 comments:

  1. Very cool quilt top and that mosaic is very cool and very you!

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  2. Love the new top! In my head I'm calling it Blind Geese! Can you guess why?!

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  3. Looks great, looking forward to seeing it all done. Have fun swapping!

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  4. Love your flying geese - it will be stunning all completed.

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  5. Love your design. Now write it up and sell it.

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  6. Do I detect that you are secretly hoping for a snow day with the kids in front of a DVD under a quilt and you sewing? Your quilt is really beautiful - understated and very elegant.

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  7. Looking great...and that's some mosaic!

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  8. That's a beautiful top! Exactly what Annabella said - understated and elegant!

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  9. The quilt top looks fabulous and so does the mosaic.

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  10. Love the top! It's not as white as I thought it would be, nicely balanced ma'am. We are forecast snow. Rats.

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  11. I love those baby geese tucked under mama's wings! Jxo

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  12. I've been like you stitching up a storm but yours is more impressive. Applied to join the pouch swap too.... Be fun to get in. Fingers crossed x

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  13. They are all heading south east - guess they are visiting you or of to France? Looks great! Keep em coming!

    Was so tempted to join that swap but have resisted - January is going to be just too busy to swap! ; ( Hope it works well for you though - envying your partner already!

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  14. I do like it, I thought I would, and I do. I really really do... :-)

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  15. No such thing as too modern, it is great. And have fun in the swap!

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  16. Oh I do love this quilt top. Just the right amount of modernity for me and I agree with Leanne that it can't be too modern.

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  17. The geese look great (not flying but flocking, aren't they?) and I like your idea of trying this pattern in reverse, too.

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  18. As with the churn dash, I think this in reverse will look great. I might have been tempted to have made some 1/3 or 2/3 width blocks for some rows to stagger the baby geese?

    (sorry, that came across as negative didn't it, it's a fab design, well done)

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  19. I think your quilt top is just absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to see how you quilt it!
    Loving the mosaic - the oranges are just delish.

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  20. love that top! (and we have snow, dammit!!!!!)

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  21. Your quilt top is super, love the mix of babies and mums, could be a great scrap buster.

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  22. Love this! Am in London for a visit & there was a very light dusting of snow overnight. Hoping for more :)

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  23. Another superb design!! We've got snow...

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  24. Love it so much! Thinking the idea of the reverse with scraps would be brilliant too!

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  25. oooh, I like the 1/2 square quilt!

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  26. you are ambitious. It's good to be involved and participate in a lot. I learn so much every time I am in a swap

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  27. It's very cool and modern! I think it would look even better in the reverse, pattern scraps and white tips.

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