SAHRR Flying Geese Round #4

If you read my last SAHRR entry, you will know I thought the round would be Flying Geese. No one prompted me but my guess was correct. We do see them frequently in Round Robins, so this wasn’t really a hard guess. Next week’s prompt could be much harder to figure out so I am waiting until tomorrow to find out! If you want some eye candy, check out the links from the bottom of the page (on Anja’s blog) to see what others are doing! I am sure you will be amazed at the variety or projects!

Where I Started

Here is where I was when I last left you. Hourglass blocks waiting for the completion of the borders. My original plan using them as cornerstones stuck, so you will see them there!


My Flying Geese

Sandra of mmm Quilts! did a fade of hourglass blocks and I rather likes that. I decided my geese would get larger as they got to the center of the border. I tried a few other options in EQ8, but didn’t love them. This one won, and I am so glad it did!

The State of The Quilt Top

I am very pleased with the way this border looks. I like the flying geese pointing towards the center. I also think the repetition of the colors in the spools is a good way to keep some lightness in the colors. I believe I will add a coping strip again, as then I will have a 32″ measurement to work with for the next border. Again, I will do 4 blocks of the next prompt and wait to see what the very last prompt is before making any decisions as to whether it is in the cornerstone or staggered in the border. I am thinking it needs something a little less symmetrical as we get to the next border….or maybe tilted like the spools.

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18 Comments

  1. February 19, 2023 / 6:03 PM

    Your quilt just keeps getting better and better!

  2. February 19, 2023 / 8:23 PM

    I still love where you are going with this, Kathleen! 🙂

  3. February 19, 2023 / 9:55 PM

    The Flying Geese for Round 4 worked really well with the Hourglass cornerstones from Round 3, Kathleen. Luck or planning? Either way, it’s awesome!

  4. Vicki in MN
    February 20, 2023 / 7:25 AM

    It is just so interesting to see how every one is interpreting the rounds.

  5. Cocoa Quilts
    February 20, 2023 / 7:30 AM

    Kathleen I’m loving the combination of the two round blocks!!!

  6. February 20, 2023 / 8:04 AM

    I love the colors you are using – nice placement!

  7. February 20, 2023 / 8:25 AM

    I love this one – by far one of my favorites that I have seen for this sew along

  8. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting
    February 20, 2023 / 9:25 AM

    It’s looking Star Wars, sci-fi-ish, Kathleen!!! Love it!

  9. February 20, 2023 / 11:22 AM

    I like how the positioning draws your eyes in and to the center / middle of the quilt. And fun choice for how your geese change in size. I’m curious what this week’s prompt will be!

  10. davemelvanolan
    February 20, 2023 / 12:21 PM

    Your round robin quilt is looking great! Good guess 😉 Thanks for sharing on Sew & Tell. Blessings!

  11. February 20, 2023 / 2:08 PM

    Hi Kathleen! Oh, this is coming together quite nicely. I love those hourglass blocks as cornerstones with the FGs in a variety of sizes. How clever is that?!! I’m loving the path this is on and that center block is quite striking. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  12. February 20, 2023 / 3:22 PM

    Lucky guess!!! The Flying Geese look great! By the time I’m writing this comment, you already know what this week’s prompt is! LOL!!!

  13. LA Paylor
    February 20, 2023 / 3:48 PM

    great! you are keeping it so balanced and graphic
    LeeAnna

  14. February 20, 2023 / 9:48 PM

    Another great interpretation!! I love the fade.

  15. February 20, 2023 / 11:07 PM

    Hi Kathleen, I really love what you did with the different sizes of flying geese and their placement. Looking forward to seeing what you do next!

  16. February 21, 2023 / 6:47 PM

    Kathleen this quilt is just getting better and better. I love the flow of it!

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