Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Liberated Flying Geese Update

First, I wanted to thank everyone that commented on my Liberated Life post about the different layout options for my little flying geese.
This was the option that had the most support and actually was my first choice, as well.  Love it!
If you are familiar with the children's book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, you understand the concept of something going further than originally anticipated.  My girlfriend Dawn and I use this reference frequently when talking about our quilting projects ... and how sometimes they take on a life of their own.
I also took the suggestion to make some more Liberated Geese blocks.......and started adding them to the original group.
In fact, I made an addition 23 blocks..... (a little obsessed??)  Which is more than in the original group! LOL
I really struggled with that one block at the top, far left.  8 blocks made just to find the one that worked.  (Obsessed?)
So here is the final piece............ I think <wink>
Happy Stitching!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Losing a Family Member

Earlier this week, sadly, we lost Suzi.

Nothing can describe the sadness of losing a beloved pet.
She was with us for 13+ years and we will miss her dearly.

Give your fur-babies a big hug today.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Orange You Glad It's September?

I apologize for the pun.  Just couldn't resist!!  The last Saturday of the month so that must mean it's time for me to post my Rainbow Scrap (Stash) Challenge blocks.  Angela over at So Scrappy selected Orange for the month of September.  
Now, I didn't see myself as a quilter with a lot of orange in her stash, but I was pleasantly surprised to see what I did have once I started to pull out fabrics for this month. 
Since I ended up with so many orange fabrics to work with, I made quite a few block segments.  I typically make more than 8 segments and then decide which ones I would like to use for the final blocks.  So here are the final 8 made into my two blocks for September.  They're really orange!  The rest of the blocks will possibly end up in the borders...we'll have to wait and see.
Of course I had help with selections.....  Lucy especially liked this month's color!!! LOL
 Her work is done here.. she has made her choices,
and then finally just got bored with this whole photo shoot! Ha!

Pop on over to  So Scrappy to see the wonderful orange blocks that are being made.  There is lots of inspiration there!!  I think I am really liking orange!

Happy Stitching


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My Liberated Life!

Well... at least my liberated QUILT life. LOL 
So... if I have had so much fun making the Liberated Star blocks... you had to know that it wouldn't be long before I branched out to other patterns. :-)
Here are my liberated geese.  Aren't they fun!  I decided to stick with a gray background for each of the triangle blocks.  I really wanted to showcase the bright fabrics. 
Option 1
I had so much fun in my studio on Sunday creating these - gleefully cutting into my contemporary fabrics and selecting backgrounds from my small stash of grays.  Then I hit a dilemma.  How should I put the rows together?  I thought I knew what I wanted.... but <gasp> when I stepped back from my design wall, I wasn't so convinced. 
Option 2
I thought... "maybe I should just try reversing the row in the middle....."  Hmmmm, still not convinced.
Option 3
Of course, I told myself, "you can always move the rows around to a different order....."  Hmmm.. more pondering.
My husband came downstairs and I recruited his opinion... with the various options. <more pondering.....>
So I am putting it out there to any of you that might have an opinion.  1, 2 or 3? I would appreciate any feedback you have... or maybe a whole new suggestion!  It's fun to experiment, so let me know what you think.  I don't even want to explore the border/no border option yet on this little quilt! LOL
Happy Stitching!


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