Saturday, 13 September 2014

Winter Geese Cushion - a finish

Schools back, and life is busier than ever, despite the fact my youngest is a preschool now and I have a morning in on my own a week. I have, however, kept sewing in the small bits of time between the usual rushing around and have a finish to share.

Here are a few pictures: -

the front: a paper pieced circle of geese patter from Jeli quilts

the back: my first log cabin.
My second ever go at a zip was much more successful than my first!

It's my first bit if FMQ for ages - really I wanted a tiny scale meander over the background fabric to make the geese pop, but it was way beyond my skill level. If I do the pattern again, I might try echo quilting to emphasize the direction the geese are flying instead. I think it would be a much stronger design

All in all, a happy finish. Not a perfect execution of what I had in mind, but with each finish there's an improvement from the last. Now, who shall I gift to to?

Linking up to finish it up fridays at Crazy Mom Quilts


  1. I like your flying geese pillow and I think anyone would love to receive it! I really like the colors of the geese.

    1. Thanks Beth. It's cheering up my sofa just now. Christmas is coming up and no friends and family see my blog so it'll be a nice last minute gift if needed :D

  2. Very cute..both the back and the front. Good job.

    1. Thanks Carol. It was nice to have something really improve along side the slightly more precise geese. Making a cushion out of scraps and 1 Fat Quarter was pretty pleasing too.