THE GREAT MIGRATION QUILT
The Great Migration Quilt is simply a combination of two sizes of Flying Geese blocks. The blocks are left-overs from two previous projects.
The “geese” started out as 5″ squares and 8″ squares that were sewn diagonally through the center to make two half square triangles (HST).
I sewed 10 of the bigger “geese” into three rows.
The two rows of smaller “geese” have 20 blocks in each. They did not quite fit right so I ended up adding about an inch of muslin to the end of each. Use those creative skills…
The small interior borders are simply three strips 1.75″ wide sewn together.
The burgundy exterior borders are 4″ for top and bottom, and 6″ for the two sides.
The top went together quickly since the “geese” blocks were already together or mostly together. I think it took me longer to add the borders. Simple and quick quilt.
I did not buy anything for The Great Migration Quilt but the batting (even used a coupon). The geese blocks were left-overs from other projects. The borders were fabrics in my stash. The backing was the extra wide backing fabric that was already in my stash. It is a very satisfying feeling to know that I am using what is on hand.
Please don’t feel like you have to go out and purchase fabric for every quilt you make. Beautiful quilts can be made from the scraps and stash you already have on hand.
4 thoughts on “THE GREAT MIGRATION QUILT”
Would never have thought of mixing 2 size blocks together like this….I can always come to this blog for great ideas to use fabric scraps. Thanks.
This quilt was an experiment, but I think it turned out nice. I hope to do another one with two sizes of geese but smaller. Use up more scraps you know.
Awesome post! Keep up the great work! 🙂
What a cool idea ! It’s really pretty.