When I took the beginner's quilter's series at Creative Fires, I made the first project, a rail fence, I made it exactly as I was supposed to. But then when it came time to show them off to the other class mates, mine just seemed to be blending in with the crowd. I wanted to make sure I stood out. So, for the next project, a log cabin, I decided to sew my 16 block on point to make a table runner, rather than the traditional wall hanging. With such few log cabin blocks, I couldn't find a layout that I liked very much, until I looked at it from an angle. Then I knew that I could make mine stand out. The next project in the series was the friendship star, and I kept to the true layout of that one. But then for the flying geese project I did something really cool (and at the time, the most challenging thing I had ever done before. I loved the fabric that I had picked out for the back of the quilt, but since it was a beginner's class, and it was a directional print, the instructor recommended that I not use it on the front of the quilt. As I was piecing the geese, I was loving the wonderful pinwheel shape that they created when sewn into a square. But then I noticed a "window" effect that was created from four pinwheel blocks. Then, I had an idea to cut off part of the geese and sew in a picture from the backing fabric. I was very pleased with the results. And don't you agree? That Currier and Ive's Print was way too cute to just be on the back of the quilt!
Maybe I am just biased but I love the fall one the most! It will look even better when it is quilted. I need to commit myself to getting this quilted....It isn't big and obviously won't take that long to do, I just need to do it...along with all of the other UFO's I have stacked up!