Two-thirds done

/ Monday, 8 February 2010 /
I spent hours working on this quilt this weekend, but it is such slow going! The flying geese at the corners of these blocks are mind-bogglingly tedious. It did, however, feel good to pull this out of the closet and make some progress on it. I have made about two-thirds of the blocks, but have to call a halt for now. I am out of the background fabric - Fairfax County by Jo Morton for Andover - and the LQS, where I originally bought it back in September, is out of it, too. I'll have to source it over the internet, and hope for the best as far as dye lots are concerned.
Updated to add:  Found some Fairfax County and it's on its way to me!  And to say that the pattern is called Southern Skies, from Jodi Barrow's book, Leaving Riverton.

16 comments:

{ lpquilts } on: 8 February 2010 at 09:08 said...

I love those star blocks but can't imagine how time consuming those tiny flying geese are.

This is going to be lovely.

{ elle } on: 8 February 2010 at 09:15 said...

When modern and wonky have me totally convinced to throw away tradition I am confronted by such a wonderful example of my roots. Great job!

{ ferne } on: 8 February 2010 at 12:08 said...

That is stunning!

{ Love 2 Quilt } on: 8 February 2010 at 12:42 said...

WOW that's looking great.

{ SueWis } on: 8 February 2010 at 13:40 said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

{ Jessica } on: 8 February 2010 at 19:11 said...

fabulous! keep at it, this one will be a stunner.

{ wishes, true and kind } on: 8 February 2010 at 20:21 said...

Way to go! This quilt is so worth finishing!

{ Jackie } on: 8 February 2010 at 21:49 said...

Such a beautiful quilt! I love it. What is the pattern for this.

{ Thelma } on: 9 February 2010 at 06:47 said...

Wow, this top is stunning! Those geese in the corners, are they paper pieced? What's the name of this pattern? Sorry if you've already blogged about it, I must have missed it.

Have you gotten your 19th Century Reds fabric? When I washed mine, the color catchers caught nothing! Those reds didn't bleed at all. If you're iffy on washing, I think you're OK not washing that family. I only wash reds.

{ Jennifer } on: 9 February 2010 at 16:47 said...

your blocks always look so precise! i can't imagine making all those flying geese. so annoying.

{ ParisMaddy } on: 9 February 2010 at 18:25 said...

Oh your blocks are sparkling! I love what you've done.

{ Allyson in Alaska } on: 10 February 2010 at 01:25 said...

Wow, what a great quilt. Yes, please finish it. :) It will be stunning when it is finished. Glad you found the fabric you needed. What's the pattern? I know alot of people have already asked. It's just gorgeous!

{ Dee } on: 10 February 2010 at 09:35 said...

I just love the way the geese make the stars look slimmer and curved...or is that just me? LOL

Your colors are beautiful and I'm so glad you were able to find more of the background fabric!

Great job!

{ Lisa D. } on: 10 February 2010 at 09:49 said...

Wow, that quilt is amazing! Beautiful!

{ Rene' } on: 11 February 2010 at 08:07 said...

Lesly, this quilt is so gorgeous!!! I really love the pattern. Thanks for updating your post with that information. All of your blocks are perfect. You did an amazing job with your flying geese.

{ Quilter Kathy } on: 11 February 2010 at 16:47 said...

It is magnificent...great work...love the colours and design!

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