You may have read the previous posts here and here regarding the journey of making this quilt. It all started at Quilt Expo this fall where my mom, without intension, couldn't resist buying a variety of fat quarter prints. We laughed about how she'd probably never make anything out of them, but they were too pretty to pass up. That's when I stepped in and volunteered to make her a quilt for Christmas. Actually, she may think she is only getting the pieced top, but I guess she'll know now that she's getting a finished quilt.
I started with 16 different cotton prints and paired them with Kona Cotton in Bone to make 275 flying geese blocks. I used the flying geese ruler designed by Kimberly Einmo to help me cut all the pieces. Once I had all the blocks pieced and trimmed, I used my design wall to arrange the blocks, which came in so handy. After the top was made, I sandwiched it together using 100% cotton batting and a coordinating red polka dot cotton print. To quilt it together, I echoed one edge of the blocks and stitched about 1/4" from the seam to create a horizontal zig zag effect. The finished quilt measures 61" x 67", which is a great "cuddle up on the couch" size.
I can now check this project off the "Freshly Handmade Christmas" checklist. As you can see it's the only thing done so far. Yikes!