Saturday, 21 January 2012

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - red Circle of Geese

Yesterday evening was Friday Night Sew-In and I didn't sign up for it as I wasn't sure I'd found some time to do anything at all. But in the end between a feed and a few cuddles to Baby Girl, I managed to find a little time to finish off my Rainbow Scrap Challenge block that I started earlier this week. This month was red so I dived into my red and white (background) scrap baskets to make this pretty Circle of Geese. I had admired those blocks for a while and thought it would be a good one for a rainbow quilt. And it doesn't use that much of the focus colour but quite a bit of background and my white scrap basket is overflowing so that should help to get it down. I used a paper-piecing pattern from Piece by Number that was very easy to follow.

This week I also prepared a block for my CQ Journal 2012. I was going to go for a monochromatic block (as I usually do) in red to keep with the colour of the month. But when I selected my fabric for the centre of my block (a scrap of silk tie), I changed my mind and decided to use colours from the silk piece for the block, this will be challenging to work with as I have so far almost always worked on blocks with just one colour. This is my "naked" block that I am still hoping to have time to embellish by the end of the month.

Finally, I also finished my framed hexie for Sue. Her criteria was that it should go with blue so I decided to stitch a little bird adapted from last year Birdie Stitches BOM and used a blue and yellow fabric for the frame. It will be flying to Australia on Monday. Hope it goes with her other blocks.

Until next time,


  1. I just love your circle of geese. Now that I see yours, I remember that I have seen the pattern before. I didn't think of it for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge though, and now that I see yours, I can't help but think of how perfect it is for that! I might have to make a few this afternoon..... Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I love your red circle of geese. I've never seen this pattern. I bet its fun to create and can't wait to see the finished quilt.

  3. I really like the circle of geese blocks. I might have to make it one day.

  4. So glad you found time to sew. I love your red scrap block...might have to put that on the to-do list!

  5. I see we're doing a lot of the same kinds of things, with differences. =) I love your flying geese circle. The Sioux make a lot of quilts with that pattern, but larger and I doubt it's paper pieced. Are you going to make one in each color this year? Love your Birdie Stitches center of the hexagon. How big are those hexes? I'm using the TAST stitching on the CQJP block, and it's given me an extra challenge for both of them.


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