The quilt is a play on the idea of the flying goose block. I had in my mind one of the beautiful skeins of geese you see flying south across the winter sky. The main difficulty, which only a quiltmaker would understand, was how to position the seams. It looks simple, but the construction was complicated as none of the geese are in alignment with each other.
I emphasised the dual nature of the geese by leaving the blocks unquilted except round the triangles to hold them in place, which meant burying about 140 thread ends. Because the geese don't line up I had to quilt it in several sections - there are only two places I could sew right down from top to bottom.
It's the first time I have ever entered anything I have made for show. For anyone who doesn't know, it's juried entry; that is, your quilt is considered and might be rejected at the application stage, so I'm hoping for the best. I will be a bit disappointed if it is not accepted, but on the other hand I have made a quilt I wanted to make and learned a lot in the process.
PS does anyone know what to do about a crinkly bottom? :-)