Friday, March 13, 2020

Flying Geese quilt ladder runner


Hello quilting friends! I'm excited to update you on a project I started last year, a long Flying Geese runner featuring one of my favorite fabric collections, Harvest Road by Lella Boutique for Moda. The runner is finished, and I've displayed it on a quilt ladder in my living room. I'm really happy with how it turned out!



The inspiration for this project came from the Furrows block and Harvest tablerunner in Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage book. My runner is much longer than the sample in the book, finishing at 96" long by 12" wide. I wanted it to be the full length of the ladder (and then some) so that I could be totally flexible when displaying it.  



The wonderful thing about Lori's Farm Girl Vintage book is that you can build any type of project you want by combining her blocks in any setting you can imagine. My runner is made up of eight Furrows blocks which I created from 16 different fabrics. Farm Girl Vintage is a great book to have in your library if you want to diminish your stash!



In my project, each 12" Furrows block is made up of 32 individual Flying Geese, each measuring 3 1/2" x 2".  All told, there are 256 individual geese in my runner. You can see in this progress photo how the blocks are arranged.


I sent this pretty runner off to the oh-so-talented Starlit Bear of Starlit Quilts for machine quilting. Star used the Abundant Feathers pattern in a soft taupe thread, giving it the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much, Star!



Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope you all are healthy, happy, and finding time to get carried away quilting!

~Taunja




4 comments:

  1. Very Stunning Taunja! Love how you coordinated all the fabric colours and prints, in each flying geese segment. Looks so pretty on your quilt ladder.

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  2. Your runner is gorgeous!! You have used a collection of fabrics to showcase them to the fullest. I really admire what you have done. If I would have attempted all of those flying geese, it would have taken me 5 years and several sessions in a therapist's office to complete the project. Great job.

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  3. I love it! I'm presently making a table runner to use up leftovers from a prior project and was worried mine at 72 inches was too long, but now I see it's not! Love all those geese, and your ladder!

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