Friday, May 17, 2019

440 Tiny Flying Geese Later...

Jo Morton's Rhubarb Crisp table runner: QuiltBee
I'm a little gob smacked because I just put the finishing touches on the the last of three Rhubarb Crisp table runners. The gob smacked part comes into play not only because they are finished (and in relatively short time for me) but also for the fact that they included 440 tiny 1" x 2" flying geese!

Jo Morton's Rhubarb Crisp table runner: QuiltBee
They are just lovely.

Jo Morton's Rhubarb Crisp table runner: QuiltBee
I liked all of the elements before I started laying them out to sew but I have say that Jo Morton really knew what she was doing when she designed this pattern because when the corner stones were added in they really came to life. And I was more than thrilled to find this gold print in my stash - very similar to the style of print that she used.

Jo Morton's Rhubarb Crisp table runner: QuiltBee
I don't think that I will ever tire of those little 4" Sawtooth stars; it's so much fun to see them in different colours.

Jo Morton's Rhubarb Crisp table runner: QuiltBee
When she saw them Jane, was surprised at how tiny the pieces are, particularly the geese, as it didn't really come across in the photos that I had previously posted, so here's a pic with my scissors just to give you a sense of scale. The runners finish off at 14" x 38".

Jo Morton's Rhubarb Crisp table runner: QuiltBee
They need a good pressing and then I will have to figure out what to do for backing but that's relatively minor in the general scheme of things; I'm thinking that I will ask Roberta to quilt them on the longarm.

If someone had told me that I would have all three of these together inside of a month I would never have believed them - guess I went a little OCD. Happy, happy, happy ­čśä....M


Chantal said...

Congratulations! I'm doing the 365 Challenge and I know all about 1 X 2 inches geese. To make 440 of them is mindblowing. Congrats! They look awesome! ;^)

Kyle said...

Wow! That is a fabulous finish. All those geese are so precise. You used great fabrics for this design. I love all of Jo M's patterns.

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Such pretty fall colors. And wow! That is fast.

marina said...

Oh my that is a heap of flying geese!
They look amazing, well done

audrey said...

So much work! There's just something about little flying geese and of course, those yummy looking sawtooth stars. Some blocks just look a little bit better in the smaller version!:)

Pat said...

Fabulous piecing, fabulous color palette...your flying geese are high above the ground in perfect formation!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those tablerunners are really lovely! I love quilted things made with tiny pieces, especially flying geese and stars!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice work!! Those will be a lovely addition to the decor.

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

Congratulations! It looks great and you must be very happy. Thank you for linking up to the Peacock Party.

Keitha Graham said...

Marvelous! I love everything about your quilt.
Keitha from down the road in Ottawa.