Wednesday, March 10, 2010

crazy geese

I finished my first virtual quilting bee quilt, and I am so happy with it. I had my reservations at first, but as usual, once it's all quilted and bound it takes on a new life.

I debated what to bind this quilt with, and ultimately chose this great ruler print from American Jane. I love it up close, but kind of think it looks a little "dirty" from afar. Oh well, this will likely be used by my kids who love to make messes anyway.

For the back I used some sheeting, and showcased one of the blocks (that was stitched by HAND). It's a lovely block.

thanks to all those involved in this quilt! i love that it has a piece of each of you. what a fun year we had.

56 comments:

  1. Oh this turned out so lovely! Just joined a virtual quilting bee (for the first time) and hope my quilt will be as beautiful as yours!

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  2. It is beautiful. I love the blue background!!

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  3. Wow - what a beautiful quilt. I'm part of 3 virtual quilting bees and so excited to have wonderful, handmade quilts by teams of creative minds. Thanks for sharing your final product!

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  4. It turned out wonderful! I know what you mean about the ruler print. I have some in my stash and I can't seem to use it because of the shade of yellow. I am sure I will figure out a way someday.

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  5. I love this...I need to join in one one of these, how fun!!

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  6. This is a really nice quilt. Never joined such a group, because I am afraid of deadlines, and that if I have one I immediatly lost in my workplace, and cannot have enough time for fun. But this quilt makes me think that I should change my mind and be brave. :)

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  7. Very nice. I love the color choices.

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  8. this is beautiful! i love this take on the flying geese.

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  9. Really beautiful. Do you remember the name of the blue?

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  10. it is SO SO SO beautiful! Love the fabric choice for the binding- gorgeous!

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  11. And the baby stamp of approval seals it. :)

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  12. That is a beautiful quilt! Great job.

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  13. It's lovely! I love the blue background.

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  14. So pretty! I love the pops of colour and the blue background.

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  15. I love your fabrics. Very vintage and homey. Looks comfortable.

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  16. This is so fun! It turned out really beautiful! :)

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  17. I love it! Makes me want to curl up on the couch with a good book and be all toasty warm.

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  18. Wow! It is gorgeous! I love it!

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  19. Yayyyy!!! Love it.
    It turned out beautifully - I am honoured to have contributed to it.

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  20. I love it! And your clor choices are perfect! Thanks to show.

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  21. The quilt is wonderful...so pretty!
    Great job!
    Micki

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  22. Gorgeous quilt with a super cute model!!!

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  23. it turned out wonderful! i am happy to say that i had a part in it! now if i can only find the time to get my quilt top quilted that you contributed a block for!!

    the bee was fun to do and i can't wait to see all the others once they are finished!

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  24. Oh, thanks for sharing both those masterpieces!

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  25. I LOVE that quilt- and the binding! :)

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  26. Beautiful! And so lovely after washing, isn't it??!

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  27. Wonderful quilt, and what a great finish!

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  28. I love it! And that nice blue background really brings it all together some how. That's a great Bee quilt!

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  29. really pretty, and your baby looks adorable on it!

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  30. How fun! I really like the ruler for the binding, that adds a fun touch! :)

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  31. At it's best in the very last picture. I think a model really makes a quilt.

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  32. This looks amazing... hasn't it come together nicely!

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  33. Just love this quilt! Allthe different sized 'geese' and the different directions the are flying in really moves your eye around the quilt. Very inspiring!

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  34. Very pretty! Love the focus block on the back too :)

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  35. It looks great Nettie- and so does the baby on it!

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  36. refelI have visited your blog before starting my own and I just found it again, I love your quilts and you take wonderfull photos. keep up the good work.

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  37. Gorgeous! I am so in awe! I adore how you used one of the blocks for the back too. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!
    ~Emily xoxo

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  38. It turned out gorgeous Nettie! And how time flies! Look how big Ginger Anne is now!

    So glad to have been able to make a psrt of this quilt.

    xx

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  39. A truely beautiful quilt - I love it!

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  40. This quilt looks great - and the baby is so lovely !
    Greetings from bavaria
    Carola

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  41. hey...now you're quilt is great!!!
    But I'll take that baby over your quilt any day of the week!!! HA!

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  42. I really really like this cross quilt!

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  43. Beautiful quilt and even more beautiful baby! My daughter has the same shirt.

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  44. And now you're inspiring my virtual bee selection. I've been thinking geese but wasn't sure about giving the "whatever goose block you want" directive, but I see now that it could work beautifully!

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  45. oh my goodness, so completely delicious! the baby and the quilt ; ) You are so inspiring to this newbie quilter!

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  46. I love the patterns on your quilts.

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  47. I just keep coming back to look at this quilt - must practice sewing stinky, hateful triangles! - so that I can make my own. :)

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  48. Chick I had a nightmare about my block for this quilt a few again. I'm soo sorry that it wasn't up to par. I know I hand stitched it but it should have been better. Again I'm so sorry.

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