Anyhow, this is Frivols #4 using Brenda Riddle's gorgeous new line Windermere and it will be out in November. And I hear the tin comes with all sorts of extra goodies!! Ya, I am totally going to be frivolously collecting these ;)
Brenda Riddle designed this fun flying geese quilt. It is made with 4 blocks and a whole flock of geese. And there are lots and lots of pretty points to line up. Yippee!!!
The pattern uses the no-waste flying geese technique, which is my favorite. The geese went together fast and then it was just building the blocks, which didn't go so fast (more on that later). All 3 are the same, sans the color placement and the backing fabrics. I have to say, it was kind of fun to assembly line piece these and turn around to find I had 3 finished quilts!
When it came time to quilt them, I decided to do an all over mixture of echoed paisleys, swirls, and curly cues. I used 401 So Fine Superior Threads and it perfectly blended away to give the quilts a beautiful texture. I really love my So Fine Threads!!! (which incidentally, I have a big So Fine Thread giveaway going on right now . . . trust me, you are going to want to win these threads!!)
It was so fun to "find" these 3 Frivols all over Moda Land at market. I found the first one hanging in the Brenda Riddle center section of the booth.
And the second one draped over the table at Brenda's booth in Designer Row.
And the third one took me a little longer to find until I thought to check in the United Notions booth. It is the one hanging on the ladder with the cute Frivols tin on top of it!! They are just so cute!!!
And those are my 3 Frivols quilts!!! But, I had to share this little story about making them that I referred to above. This is in the true spirit of "Keeping it Real". Of course, I was making these on a "fast approaching deadline" I had all of the geese made and stitched into rows. All I had to do was stitch the rows together. In an effort to speed things up, Barbara came up and pressed as I stitched. We were rocking it out until we came to the very last row. As I laid out the blocks to put them all together, I noticed something looked off. These didn't look like the blocks in the pattern. Oh ya, that's because the blocks in the pattern have the geese pointing outward, not inward . . . like I had stitched every row of all 12 blocks for all 3 quilts!!! My seam ripper was my best friend for the next several hours. Oh ya, Keeping It Real :)
But it all worked out . . .and all three quilts turned out so pretty and on-time ;) And in the end, I did laugh at myself, after a few frustrated tears while ripping ;)
Thanks for popping in today ;) I have 1 more Market finish to share tomorrow and then next week it is on to the Schoolhouse and Book Signings ;)
Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!!