Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New Project - a Spring Quilt

Nine blocks of the flying geese quilt are pieced together and the backing sections are ready to be assembled......but that's been put aside now for another day.  I am ready to start something new! 

In the April 2010 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is a pattern call "Flying into Spring" by Eleanor Burns. I like the layout of the quilt  - Flying Geese (again?) with applique flowers and vines - but I'm going to make it in these pinks, yellows and greens from my stash.  I love this colour combination. I'll probably modify the size a bit too - I'd like the quilt to be slightly wider than the pattern.  I'm also thinking about including a few more applique shapes.

I didn't have enough yardage of the small floral print for the background or the large floral print for the backing so I've ordered more from Shabby Fabrics.  While I wait for that package to arrive I've started on the applique shapes.  There are lots of them to make so this part of the project will keep me busy for a while.


a good yarn said...

It's a lovely pattern and I really like your fabric/colour choices. Ann :-)

canuckquilter said...

Your fabric selection is beautiful and vibrant. They're perfect for this pattern. -Joanne

Millie said...

That is a lovely pattern and I love the white and crsip background of the quilt. Your fabrics are beautiful.