Monday, November 10, 2008

Shirley's Flying Geese

This is the quilt top I've been quilting on today. It's Shirley's quilt, and I really love it. Sometimes the simplest designs really are the best. The border is a gorgeous Jinny Beyer border stripe, and the sashing strips are from the same fabric.

Yesterday my Mum and I went to the Craft and Quilt fair at the Adelaide Showgrounds. We had a really nice afternoon, but found that we just weren't tempted too much to spend our money. Perhaps I just spent too much while in the US? Mum did purchase for us both the Better Homes and Gardens bag which we get every year - the bags are wonderfully useful, and the contents a bonus :-) And she also purchsed the Hungry Catterpillar panel for herself, a project for the school holidays which will be upon us soon enough. And that's the sum total of our spending!

I have an evening at home tonight - a rare treat - so I'll be finishing up on Shirley's quilt, and then I'll get busy with some more of the Back Home Again blocks. I'll share my progress with you in my next post. Talk with you soon :-)

15 comments:

Lissa Jane said...

Tazzie
yep you are right.. sometimes the simplest designs are the best.. this quilt looks great, I love blue quilts and the jinny border is perfect..
I didnt' spend much at Darling Harbour this year either, a bit of the same-o same-o...

Lissa

Comfort Cove Designs said...

I made a quilt similar to this a few years ago, but it was a scrappy Flying Geese. I made my sashings a bit wider to do some fancy quilting. I still haven't quilted it yet.. hee hee its among the many many many more quilt tops still to be quilted!!! LOL

Cheers
Andrea

Darcie said...

That is a classy-looking quilt, Tazzie! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Needle and Thread said...

I just love simple designs too. The blue and white flying geese quilt looks great.

Thanks for sharing,
Millie

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Tazzie, This is so inspiring!!! I love it. I can get into making this one. :) My style for sure.

Thanks so much for sharing the Grandness of the classic Flying Geese and Blue. *karendianne.

Lori in South Dakota said...

that quilt will end up being someone's precious heirloom!

sandra said...

This is a beautiful quilt. The Hungry Caterpillar seems to have made a comeback recently. Not seen it in fabric though - great find!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Flying Geese are one of my favorite blocks! This is wonderful!

julieQ said...

What a very beautiful quilt! Love it. I am glad you have fun at Darling Harbor...

Terry said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the flying geese and the blue colors are just lovely! :0)

Idaho Quilter said...

Wonderful Flying Geese, are they headed south?

KathieB said...

Love the simple but very graphic pattern, and all the lovely blues. Gorgeous.

Quilt Nut said...

gorgeous!!

Violette Severin said...

It's lovely. The flying geese pattern is my favorite. I think that when quilters buy complete fabric lines that they lose the ability to create and all of the quilts look alike. I prefer this old fashioned way of selecting fabrics.

sewkalico said...

Shirley's quilt IS gorgeous!!

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