Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Flight of Fancy

This is one of my quilts, I called it Flight of Fancy.

It's a gorgeous shot cotton, emerald green and red, so depending on how the quilt is rotated and how the light is hitting it --it looks either more green or more red, as you can see in the photos above.

This was my entry to my guild's challenge this year--for the past two years we've made which ever project we like (starting with about 1m of fabric, adding fabrics as you wish).  I wasn't sure what to make, and then saw Jamie Wallen's video on his Flying Geese Rulers.

Several of us went on a shop hop to Olds, a small town about an hour from Calgary that has 3 quilt shops!  ( I think Calgary has 4).  We had so much fun, and I had my eye out for a gorgeous piece of fabric, and when I found a shelf of shot cottons at one of the stores, then it was hard to pick--also hard because I didn't know who would be winning this project at the guild exchange, and some colors I knew I loved but maybe others wouldn't.

And by then, I had received my Quilters Apothecary rulers, and I set out to have some fun!

I used red threads, and green threads, and two different sizes of flying geese triangles.
 The center 'focus' if you will got some curlys in the center, and the remainder of the background was meandered. 
 The back is a black fabric, which shoes the thread color changes well.  I put hanging corners on 3 corners, so the quilt owner can decide which direction to hang it, or change it up.

 Two layers of batting really lets the quilting show.

 I'm not sure if it made a difference or not, but I matched the binding directions (so cut LOF for 2 bindings and WOF for 2 bindings). 

  Kerri got to take this quilt home with her,  and I got this fabulous Elephant and I pillow by Vicki.  I love it!

I have a plan for this years exchange now.  We're doing a Choose Your Own Adventure type project, with the goal of trying something new or a stretch (new technique, different color palette etc).  


  1. Your ( or now Kerri's0 Flight of Fancy is amazing. I love the look of shot cottons and this one really does show the two colours. I have two of Jamie's rulers but haven't used them yet. Also love your pillow. What a great exchange you had.

  2. Love those flying geese...great little challenge.