Wednesday, 12 February 2014

WIP Wednesday

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced today with two WIPs.

Oakshott Leaves is coming along bit by bit.  I had a Cunning Plan for assembly of this quilt but it turns out that it was more difficult than I thought (often the way of cunning plans), so I'm on to Plan v2.  Meanwhile I have all nine leaves though.


Ignoring the stray threads, aren't those Oakshotts just lovely?



And since I made Big Red Triangles and rather fell in love with the red/acqua combination I am nearly finished this little mini.  Maybe I should have cropped out my toes but I like quilt pics with just a glimpse (so often just fingertips) of the maker.


I have wanted to try flying geese for ages and this colour combination just shouted flying geese at me very loudly.  They are small (1.5 inches) and some of the points are missing, but not so that it matters terribly.  The other thing that I found was that when using the no-waste method for making flying geese (ie the fancy one that does four at a time) they weren't square on one side and I need to work out why.  Maybe someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong?

I have to decide how to bind this quilt and currently the thoughts are no binding, binding in a contrasting colour - eg charcoal, or red binding on the acqua section and acqua binding on the red section.  Still mulling this one over.


30 comments:

  1. I love your little flying geese. The points look great to me. What about binding the quilt in white? I think that would look fantastic. And I can't wait to see what you do with those leaves. Their colors are amazing!

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  2. I like your idea of contrasting binding on each section - I think it would really make a big impact! And those those leaves are wonderful.

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  3. Love your leaves- hopefully there will be a new Plan v2 will work out better for you.

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  4. Lovely work. Love those flying geese. The colours are fab.

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  5. Hi! Very impressive! I love the leaves! And the Mini quilt is Super! I would go with red-turquoise opposite binding. x Teje

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  6. Those leaves really are the bees knees :-) I have an urge to make one of those quilts that is just hundreds of flying geese in blocks, going in different directions... Resisiting the urge so far, though wondered if it would make a suitable project for a sewing bee....

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  7. Gorgeous leaves! Lovely colour combinations. When I saw your mini quilt I envisioned red & aqua striped binding for some unknown reason!

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  8. I really love those colours of your leaves. I echo the comments on a matching res/aqua binding. I think anything else would take away from those great geese!

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  9. The oakshott leaves look gorgeous, you have to love the depth of colour on them! Love the mini flying geese too - soo cute!

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  10. Those leaves are amazing! I love the colors. Good luck with your Plan ^_^

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  11. Looking good! love the mini too???I think red on aqua and aqua on red binding would be fab!

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  12. The Oakshotts look stunning.! The mini is great too - I think aqua and red striped binding would look amazing if you could find some!

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  13. That's often the way with cunning plans, isn't it! I vote for the opposites binding too.

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  14. The flying geese pattern is amazing. Aqua and red is such a strong and vibrant combination. I would try charcoal or even chocolate binding just to enhance the colours and the pattern of the mini.

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  15. I love the colour combinatin of the flying geese. I think it would look great with the red binding on the blue background and blue on the red.

    I also love the colour of your leaves. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next.

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  16. LOVE the red and aqua! Stunning!

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  17. I love the mini. Such tiny pieces :-) And the leaves are just gorgeous. Can't wait to see plan 2!!

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  18. I'm going to buck the trend and suggest red binding on red, aqua on aqua. My thinking being that it will make the background fade and the geese stand out more. Alternate colors would be more of a "frame" rather than the "endless pool illusion".

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  19. I love your leaves - pssst what will you be doing in plan 2?
    and you flying geese - sublime - yet again it shows that simple is best - how come simple can be so, so, hard though

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  20. The leaves are really lovely - the Colors shine!

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  21. The leaves are gorgeous - they really showcase the colours. I recently saw some feathers pieced in a similar way which looked great too. I have no idea what I'd do about binding the lovely flying geese, but will look forward to seeing what you decide!
    x

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  22. Beautiful leaves Catherine, they will make a gorgeous quilt. I love the colors. Your flying geese are perfect. I think they aqua and red binding would look great.

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  23. These are such beautiful leaves with the oakshott fabric and stunning colours. I have just found your delicious blog and popped you onto my Bloglovin list. xx

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  24. Can't wait to see what you do with those gorgeous leaves. The little geese are very striking too. Lovely work.

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  25. I just love the look of your leaves. Look forward to the finish. Good luck working it all out.

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  26. Aah! the leaves look lovely and I am looking forward to seeing how the project turns out! happy sewing!

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