I recently attended a virtual guild quilt retreat with my guild. As is my normal practise I started a new project called the Spruced Goose, to earmark the occasion. Please don’t remind me I could have been working on a UFO. I’m aware that would have been the more sensible approach. Quilt retreats call for a brand new project – at least in my books!
I dug into may extensive stash of bright tone on tone fabrics and yes maybe I did buy a few new ones. A few new fabrics were necessary if I was to support the local quilt stores with a purchase. Helping the economy is a good thing right? Two meters of a mottled grey wide back were also purchased to use as the background fabric. I have less than 36″ x 12″ left so miraculously I bought just the right amount. Never mind that during the entire sewing/cutting of the quilt I was white knuckling it wondering If I had enough.
Here are a couple of pictures of the finished top quilt.
Despite how complex it looks, most of the quilt was pretty easy. Half square triangles and 9 patches made up most of the blocks. Nothing complicated there. The blocks made with the tri-recs ruler were a bit more challenging. Let’s just say I don’t want to invite the quilt police to inspect those points. (Not that I’m about to invite them anywhere) I know I’m pickier than anyone else but I see some room for improvement in those blocks.
My only dislike about the pattern is there were no pressing instructions. To you designers who include pressing instructions you are my heroes! I may or may not have more than one twisted seam on the back of this quilt.
I love how it turned out and am very happy with it. Presently, I’m contemplating seeing if I can buy a bit more of the grey mottled background. A small grey border and then a narrow binding in purple may finish this Spruced Goose top off perfectly