Flying With Geese~

It's personal, flying with geese.   How they are constructed.  How structured their formation is.  The direction the geese take.  The randomness of their stops and starts. 

The decision is made.  The new quilt in the guest bedroom will be all about flying with geese. 

paper-pieced flying geese quilt blocks

We, the HUMan and I, (well, mostly I) see, he didn't think there was anything wrong with the 20 year old drapes and shades in the living, dining, guest bedroom and office!  I didn't see anything particularly wrong with them either, so that's why they continued to hang, until I decided that there doesn't have to be anything wrong when a change is needed.....and a change was needed, I declared so all the drapes, cornice boards, window shades - all of it came down and now each window has a fresh new white Havana/Bahama style shutter.  I am over-joyed with the freshness of it all.   Except now the quilt in the guest bedroom looks tired and I'm tired of looking at it. 

The room looks just about the same now as then.....the walls are still the raspberry red, the old iron bed frame is still the bed of choice, the white wicker rocker is still in place as is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival poster.    I change the pillow arrangement from time to time and put different quilts at the foot of the bed on a whim, but it's the whole cloth quilt that's underneath all the other quilts that needs to be updated.   


Back to my flying with geese......I decided to draft and paper-piece my geese.....time consuming to make 216 geese blocks, but that seemed to be a good enough place to stop last night around 6 p.m......just in time for dinner.   I also decided to make each of my geese blocks by randomly pulling scraps from my scrap bags and by using remains of whites and creams and yellows as my background.  It felt good!   Now don't you be going feeling sorry for me because I enjoy paper-piecing and scraps and random mixes of fabric.  Kinda crazy, but I love to just let loose and enjoy the improvisational style that comes forth so don't you go feeling sorry for me.

Flying With Geese - the saga will continue after I decide what to do with all these blocks.  Keep in mind that we live in a  modest house in a  pretentious neighborhood.  I don't try to keep  up but don't mistake - my gaggle of geese will be flying high with the best of them. 



  1. I love flying geese, especially random scrappy ones. Just the lift your room needs.

    1. I do too Robyn....and I put them right up there with half-square triangles. They can go anywhere we want them and look great anywhere they go. I've been working all afternoon with a layout for these and can't wait to post what's on the design wall.


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