A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 296,602
Currently Running With Scissors:
736 Guests and 31 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Geese in the Forest Mini Quilt  (Read 656 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: February 08, 2010 06:57:28 PM »

This little quilt was for a swap.  I used the Geese in the Forest pattern from Twiddletales, but reduced the block size from 6" to 4" finished.  This was my first time to paper piece.  There were plenty of dumb mistakes made along the way, but the result was pretty good.

It looks a little wonky hanging on the bush, but this pic best shows the colors.  I used batiks because I love them so!


Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Offline Offline

Posts: 409
Joined: 08-Oct-2008

Inside a dog it's too dark to read.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010 07:17:40 PM »

That looks really good. I like the batiks on the white background.

I have one of these in progress but I am using scraps mostly, and an off-white background.

Nicely done.  Grin

Woohoo! Baby Clark is on the way. Due October 24th.
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010 07:04:24 AM »

It looks just great!  I have the pattern but have never done any paper piecing so haven't started it - it's a "someday" project.  Yours looks terrific, I may have to make "someday" come sooner than I thought!
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010 09:13:51 AM »

Your quilt looks great.  I agree with you about the batiks.  They are great fabrics.  I'm using them in a quilt for the first time and am worried about them bleeding onto my lighter-colored fabrics, especially after the quilt is put together.  Did you do anything special to prevent bleeding?  How do you wash your completed quilt?

See more of my projects on etsy:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/SissysSewingAndSuch
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2010 12:00:29 PM »

Thanks for your kind comments!

CJ Clark- Yes, you must try paper piecing.  I have a tutorial on my blog.  

Cowgirl- I wash and all fabrics in cold water before I use them.  Sometimes I wash reds twice.  So far it has worked- good luck!
« Last Edit: December 08, 2010 07:03:52 PM by gwensmom » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 6110
Joined: 19-Jan-2006

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2010 02:33:28 PM »

Very pretty - good choice of colors.

Offline Offline

Posts: 997
Joined: 24-Jan-2010

Marching to the beat of a different accordion

View Profile
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2010 05:32:39 PM »

I love it!!

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Get a Super Sleek Blowout Without the Frizz
Easy Side Ponytail Tutorial
Romantic Hairstyles at the Charlotte Ronson FW 2014 Presentation
The 5-Minute Heart-Shaped Braid Tutorial That You Will Love!
How to Apply Chalk to Your Hair
Latest Blog Articles
July 23, 2014 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Fabric and Felt Bird Ornament
Cardboard Tube? Craft Supply!

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.