Saturday, September 17, 2011

Flying Plaids!

A quilt to mark the end of summer, when the birds fly south (or north--depending on your hemisphere.)
Look what quilting birdy showed up at my nest last week--Em!  She is a sweet one.



Next up is a corduroy quilt to celebrate 11-11-11, National Corduroy Appreciation Day!
   

What to do with that awful-wonderful piece from the 1970's.  We'll see!

34 comments:

Clare said...

I love the geese. Wonderful quilt.

*karendianne. said...

Oh my goodness what excitement with those flying plaid geese. So inspiring I had to add them to my little list of working ideas. Thank you! Pleasure to visit. Warmly, *karendianne.

Lisa said...

LOVE THOSE GEESE!! That quilt is super cute! Your colors are always so inspiring! Yum.

Chris said...

Ditto - love those plaid geese, it looks "nifty"! :)

Vesuviusmama said...

A courdoroy quilt? I'm intrigued, and can't wait to see more! The plaid geese are great, and Em, well, we all know how special SHE is! I admit to being a bit envious that you guys got to hang out - I've been trying to coordinate a "playdate" for us for some time now.

Nancy said...

Geese- outstanding. Gratitude quilt- lively, love it. Corduroy quilt?? That's a new one. Interesting.

Miki Willa said...

Love the geese! I turned my corduroy unto a large pillow top and back. I haven't sewn them together yet just in case I get inspired to do something else with them. I sent a piece to Victoria so she could join in on the challenge. See you soon.

SandyQuilts said...

Love love the geese.

quilteuseforever said...

I love your word -nifty- I understand it thru your happy-funny-lively-colorful-original-...- quilts! I love them all!
Flying Geese are in the air, migration time, I have just posted about this tradi block...
Katell, France

fiberchick said...

The geese are wonderful. The plaids make them seem to vibrate!

MariQuilts said...

I love the flying geese quilt...so beautiful!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sweet geese! Just like the ones that fly over my lake - not sure which way they are going this time of year!

Mary Keasler said...

What a visual treat. Lovin those birdies. What a perfect picture of Em with your gratitude quilt. I couldn't think of a more perfect backdrop

Jan said...

Thanks for the heads up on National Corduroy Appreciation Day! I love corduroy whether it is in fashion or not.
Your geese are wonderful - so happy looking :)

Angie said...

Oooh, I do love your flying plaids! :)

Anita said...

Oh how I love your flying plaids!! Wish some of them could fly their way over here. :)

Sarah said...

LOVE the birds! :) I need to make a note for 11-11-11...I've been trolling Salvation Army for half price cord pants to cut.

Cathy said...

Love those plaid flying geese! xo

Em said...

I am giggling out loud that there is a corduroy celebration day and better yet that u know it! I am going to take a Judy Neimeyer class on that day, not so sure about paper piecing slivers of cords.....this little bird loved alighting in your nest and cannot wait for next playmate! Happy weekend to u! Em

sjoko said...

Your flying plaids are fantastic! I love the plaids, but I find them difficult to use - now you have shown both this one and the ones to the two daughters of your friend. Superb!

Janet said...

The flying geese quilt is fabulous, I love it but then you always surprise me with what you come up with which is why I'll be watching out for the corduroy project.

Marit said...

Love your flying geese, too! You are so talented in putting the colors together to make it really "sing". It will be a fun quilt!

Best of luck on your 1970's piece challenge!
; )

The Scrappy Bee said...

The geese are so terrific. Love the fabrics...plaids. Also love the corduroy...its not ugly, but only a mother could love it. Can hardly wait to see what all you make from it. Bonnie

Quiltdivajulie said...

Okay, okay ... I give in ... I NEED to make one of these amazing shirt-plaid quilts ... I've resisted for soooo long but your's and the one I saw at the retreat this past weekend have convinced me ... IT IS TIME! (now, off to Goodwill this week).

So glad you and Em had a chance to meet!

Kim said...

What a cute picture of Em I bet you two had fun together!
So how did you find out about National Corduroy day? Didn't you talk about it last year too? Should we all wear our old jumpers made of corduroy on the 11-11-11?

Happy Sewing

Kathie said...

what fun, love those flying geese! oh my corduroy!
can't wait to see whats coming next!
I love that piece, the colors are great in it...
I bet you and Em had a lot of fun, inspiration flying around that room!
kathie

Victoria said...

Beautiful, delightful, geese! Also, I really am looking forward to seeing the corduroy quilt. Ever since I saw the Gee's Bend one's I've been tempted, but a bit intimidated as well! Good Luck!

Sujata said...

LeeAnn,

Love how your geese have turned out. The plaids add so much movement to already fantastic layout!The second picture is gorgeous.. both, Em and the quilt in the background.. Spilling the happiness all over!
I hope I can make a little corduroy quilt for the month of November too.

Tonya Ricucci said...

fabulous!!! I want to see a close-up of the wonderful geese - I think I see some fabrics that I gave you. woohoo! is it commercial fabric along with the shirts. boy, I sure hope someone doesn't use JUST corduroy in a quilt. hint hint hint (or should that be nag nag nag?) hee hee hee

YankeeQuilter said...

don't listen to Tonya...just corduroy is just fine! There were a few textile plants not far from me that made corduroy so all cord quilts/coverlets show up occasionally. They really hold their colors well and when the cord go in all directions they are quite sight to behold! (my favorite is one that used red yard to ties that from a distance looked like polka-dots...very fun!)

Selvage Quilter said...

Wow I love that flying geese quilt!

Haha, 11-11-11; I get it! My sister used courduroy in some quilts in the 1960s and they're still going strong. There you go!

Helen said...

Those are the happiest geese ever! They are wearing their new back to school plaids.

Andrea, the little collector said...

Oh, you come up with such fun flying geese quilts! Just love all those plaids. Love seeing what you've been up to!

Nyima said...

BEST-BEST-BEST use of plaids in a quilt! I so easily dismissed plaids before, thinking them boring. Isnʻt it wonderful to be proved sooooooo wrong. Thanks for enlightening me. With Gratitude ...