Monday, January 6, 2014

Some Oakshott Geese

This weekend I finally pulled my beautiful Italy Oakshott bundle off the shelf.  I was hesitant to take the ribbon off, it just looks so cute and perfect all bundled up.  (Please say I am not the only one that has a hard time unwrapping beautiful bundles :)  But once the ribbon was off, I got to work.


A bit of pressing, some quick cutting, and before I knew it I had a lovely pile of large colored squares and two little piles of grey squares.  The grey squares are still waiting to be turned into some Half Square Triangles because I went to work on those gorgeous rich colored squares.


And this morning, I have a beautiful gaggle of geese in stunning Oakshott Cottens.  Oh my, oh my, they are just so pretty!!!  I used my favorite No-Waste Flying Geese Method to make the geese but I increased the sizes just a 1/8" so that I could trim them.


Then I used my awesome Bloc-Loc Flying Geese ruler to trim them all up so perfect.  I can't wait to sew them into my planned block and see all of those perfect points ;)  But I do have to say sorry here, as I can't show that planned block.  Yup, another one of those secret projects, what ya gonna do :)


But before I start whipping up those Half Square Triangles and making blocks, I best do some laundry and I don't know, maybe take down the Christmas Tree.  Oh ya, it's time ;)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!

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15 comments:

  1. I just love your Geese blocks. I am saving my pennies in post Christmas austerity January to buy some Oakshott too.

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  2. I'm with you. I still have a jelly roll that I haven't opened yet, because it's so pretty wrapped up in a nice little bundle. Plus I haven't quite decided what I'm going to do with it yet.
    Love your flying geese!! I have the Wing Clipper tool and I love it. Yours looks fun too.

    Quick question: Are you still planning on hosting the Star Bright Quilt Along? :)

    Have a great day!

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    1. Yes, the Star Light, Star Bright QAL is still on. There will be a teaser post on Wednesday with a button and then the next wednesday there will be a schedule and fabric requirements and prizes and all kinds of fun :)

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    2. Those are so yummy looking!!!

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  3. Oooh, pretty! My Oakshotts are wandering round Glasgow with a numpty from UPS at the moment...

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  4. the look great!! I really love your fabric...and can I just say your flying geese are always sooo perfect!!
    Jessica

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  5. They look so amazing all lined up with white around them!

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  6. You are such a tease! ;)
    I can't wait to see the finished product using those pretty geese! BTW, I just took down my tree yesterday. ;)

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  7. Love those beautiful colors! I have the same problem unwrapping bundles. They just look so beautiful and perfect all tied up with a bow! I look forward to seeing more!

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  8. What beautiful fabrics no wonder you didn't want to unwrap them! Can't wait to see what wonderful project these end up in!

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  9. I love that Italy bundle and yep, I have issues unwrapping and sometimes cutting into beautiful new bundles too!

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  10. I love looking at pretty little bundles too! Love the Oakshott bundle, what a great color combination. Cannot wait to see where this takes you!

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  11. Awesome as usual. I think I'm going to cave and get one.

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  12. Also do you use a scant 1/4 inch or just regular 1/4 inch when you sew your flying geese using the no waste method. Mine always seem a bit off when I use regular 1/4 inch.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa