While we're waiting for the UPS guy to bring the newest fabric for market, Lois and I decided to play with a new way to make flying geese. I love the dimension and primitive feel that the soft, frayed edges of raw edge applique lend to a quilt, so why not add that soft, "feathered" edge to our feathered friends? Instead of the more traditional method of piecing flying geese with a rectangle base and squares stitched diagonally, pressed and trimmed, we simply stitched a triangle on the rectangle. Our geese were flying in no time at all!
We sewed several geese together in dozens of rows then placed them "just so" to create stars in the intersections. I love the way the light geese pop against the dark background. My homework today is to figure out how to piece the star sections extending into the border. By Monday evening, it will be off to the quilter!
Have you tried raw edge applique? Do you like the easy application and prim results? I'd love to visit your guild and share the fun.
We're in for a few more days of gloomy, winter weather so I'm taking advantage of the time to work on some wool pincushion projects for workshops later this year. What better way to spend a cold, rainy day than stitching on wool, watching a Hallmark movie with a cup of hot cocoa. Have a warm, wonderful weekend.