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Three entwining square rings of complimentary colored geese in blue and orange, aquamarine and magenta, and purple and sunny yellow make up this gorgeous heirloom quality table runner or topper. Squares of different brown fabrics fill in the space between all the colorful rings and help to make this quilt 'fit' many different home decors.

Approximate Size: 50" x 28"

The Story Behind the Quilt:

This quilt was inspired by the Project QUILTING Flying Geese Challenge: http://kimscraftyapple.blogspot.com/2011/03/project-quilting-challenge-5-flying.html

Part of the challenge was that we had to use a complimentary color scheme. I had fun putting together my complimentary color combinations. I wanted to add some 'dimension' so I choose three fabrics for each color - mixing batiks, commercial and hand dyed all together - so much fun! It took time and many different design wall layouts to create the flow of color you see in my final entry. I found my design wall and camera very useful for this part as it allowed me to step back and really look at what was happening.

I also had a few different thoughts for the spaces between the entwining squares but finally decided on this gorgeous brown print. I felt that it helped to mellow the piece just enough. To add a bit of a twist I added a lip of a brown mini olive branch-like striped fabric around each of the brown pieces. This was a bit bulky to sew but with a little water and the weight of my vintage iron I was able to flatten them down nicely. I used that same olive branch fabric to bind the quilt. One thing I learned was the proper way to bind and inside corner - it was a bit intimidating at first but the method worked really well and I think the result looks fabulous.

I used brown thread for quilting. I had thought of quilting each color with it's compliment but realized I already have a lot of different thing going on so I went with the brown to sort of tone things down a bit. I quilted in a fun wavy wrap around pattern in all the main portions of the geese and inside the brown squares.

I'm really happy with how it turned out and I really wish the snow would melt outside so I could taken a decently lit picture but this will just have to do for now.

Created by Kim Lapacek in Poynette, WI

QUILT CARE: Wash in cold cycle with a Shout color catcher in-wash sheet. Hang to dry.

Quilted Heirloom Table Runner, Table Topper or Contemporary Wall Art - Three Geese for the Project QUILTING Flying Geese Challenge


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  • Materials: fabric, thread, batting
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