Friday, 11 April 2014

Winter Geese

First Foundation Paper Piecing Flying Geese

Thanks to blogloving, I came across circles of flying geese for the first time, with a stunning rainbow cushion from Kelly at Jeliquilts and was inspired to have my first ever go at foundation paper piecing.

Here's my version

... and it turns out I love the foundation paper piecing. None of the accurate cutting needed for pretty much everything else, so the finish is far better than anything I could otherwise hope for.

For fabric I pulled out all the blues, teals and purples I could and aimed to have a gentle move from one tone to the next. I'm happy with all but the bottom right quadrant too - I threw the navy in there to try and move from purple to the light blue check but it doesn't really do it for me. One of those geese has a squirrel  with some lovely red lips which helped, but somehow they got chopped off. Whoops. Whatever colour was really needed wasn't something I owed!

Still, I really enjoyed it and I like the overall result.

As the cushion top is finished I thought I'd link up to Finish it up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts  and also the Paper Piecing Party at Quiet Play. How much would I love to be able to do what these talented quilters!
Paper Piecing Party


  1. Glad you enjoyed the paper piecing, the results look great.

    1. I just took a look at your blog Frances - that Nearly Insane Quilt is totally insane. I've done a bit of EPP and really enjoy it, but can't imagine undertaking such an immense project and following through. Nevermind getting this finish you do. Fantastic!

  2. This is beautiful! I love how you've used these fabrics! Brilliant paper piecing job.

  3. Wow, great job for a first paper piecing project! Be warned- paper piecing can be pretty addictive!

  4. It looks fabulous! I'm so glad you enjoyed making it :)