108 Flying Geese!

Whew – I did it! I sewed 108 flying geese this week for the Star Surround Quilt-A-Long. If you haven’t joined this QAL, there is still time! Just look for the button on the right-hand side of my blog and come join the fun!

Here’s a look at all 108 flying geese, sorted into 9 piles:

108 Flying Geese

108 Flying Geese

My next task this weekend is to swap the red, white, and blue blocks for a block swap that I’m hosting on the Carol Doak Yahoo Group. I’ll take some pictures so you can see all of the beautiful blocks!

Enjoy!
~Jennifer

Star Surround Quilt-A-Long

Happy August everyone! I recently joined an online quilt-a-long designed and hosted by Melissa at Happy Quilting. There is a button link to the quilt-a-long on the right-hand side of my blog so come join us!

For this project, I had to catch up this week with both cutting my fabric and creating this week’s assignment: half square triangles!

Since I just made a quick circle of flying geese project using the Mama Said Sew line from Sweetwater, I decided to use this same line of fabric to create a scrappy version of the Star Surround quilt. For my solid, I’m using Essex Yarn Dyed in Black by Robert Kaufman. This fabric blends in really well with the Mama Said Sew fabric and adds a bit of dramatic interest to my project!

Here’s a look at my 9 groupings of half square triangles, with 1 group laid out in the star shape:

Star Surround Half Square Triangles

Star Surround Half Square Triangles

I tried to get a photo of one of my quilting cats while I was cutting the squares for my project this week. The photo is a bit blurry, but I think my cat approves of my fabric selection!

Cat Approves Fabric

Cat Approves Fabric

Our next assignment for this quilt-a-long will be Monday and will feature flying geese.

Enjoy!
~Jennifer