Friday, February 25, 2011

Curving Flying Geese

What an entry...sounds like a bunch of drunk geese trying to fly home.

It really was a fascinating meeting as the quilters gathered at Linda's home to learn this new technique. Nancy Granner taught the group how to design flying geese that curve. Sounds hard but using Nancy's approach, it really is easy. I just love stuff that looks like I'm really talented and I worked soooo hard, but aren't and I didn't. I expect we will see more curving geese borders on our quilts in the near future.

We also had some incredible pieces for show and tell. Marilyn brought an appliqued quilt with a scrappy border; interesting use of red strips.

Mary brought a loon landscape wall hanging. You could almost hear to loons call to each other.

And as always, our fiber hearts and fingers overlap, a couple of folks were knitting, others reviewing the weaving sample books, one was finishing the binding on her pineapple table topper, and another working on a pinwheel/irish chain lap quilt piecing.

One piece of housekeeping, although many of the quilters will be gone to MidWest in June, the quilters will still meet at Mary Talcott's.

Remember there's a new quilt shop in Tipton, in addition to our local shops Inspirations in Hills and Common Threads in North Liberty. Shopping locally supports these folks who in turn support our "habit". Happy Quilting!

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