Friday, January 20, 2017

Purples, Papier Piecing and Circles in a Square

This week I've done more than I have in weeks. I tried out a paper piecing pattern I got from Quiltmaker  (online) called Vintage Sunburst. It worked up into four strips of Flying Geese. They are quite small...2 1/2" x 9 3/4" each strip. I think there might be one purple I used twice, but I didn't use all of my purples - even by a long shot.  If I have chosen the colored fabrics first it still takes about 1.5 hours each strip. (I love 'em.)

Last year I didn't get in on the 365 challenge, and really admire the results of others, so I started my own this week. I've decided to use fabrics out of my 3 boxes of Multicolored fabrics. These two are the only ones so far. I'm appliqueing the circles to low impact colors.  I made a template that I can iron with and using starch to iron a circle, then I pin it into place and hand stitch. (I need something to keep my hands busy while watching TV at night, otherwise I go to check out the kitchen too often.)

Here's a close-up of the purple one... I love the gold worked into it.

Sew that is all for this week. I'll be making some more Flying Geese soon. I'll be linking to Sarah's Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? today, and to Angela's  Rainbow Scrap Challenge  tomorrow.

 We are having the January Thaw here... It even rained today. What a slushy mess.

Have a great weekend.


  1. Love your purple geese (must be shivering from the cold huh?lol) and your purple circle with the gold threads is just lovely--I want to get back to my circles I only have 39 from last year...but first, four labels
    hugs stay warm, Julierose

  2. I love all your purple geese. I think I have the same orange fabric with wild stripes in my scraps somewhere!

    Look for me next week on my blog! I have to fulfill my side of the bargain!

  3. Good for you......I love the geese, and glad to see someone continuing with the circles. It is a fun project and can be very friendly to lots of sizes and layout. Will be watching to see what you do with them.

  4. ohhh I love the flying geese, and you are a girl after my own heart, I love love love purple

  5. The purple geese look really lovely. This is a colour I've grown to love when I got more grey in my hair. The circles look great too.

  6. Love your flying geese - I am truly partial to them! And the Quilty 365 - omg, you are brave! Have a great week.

  7. The purple and gold is so pretty. I'm working on finishing my circles from last year, so seeing you start yours is much fun.

  8. I didn't hear about the 365 quilt until late summer, early fall. Oh well. It would be a great way to use some of the scraps from all the quilts I've made over the years. Kinda an I Spy of my quilting. The flying geese are cute. Great purple circle.

  9. You got to work! LOVE those flying geese!!!

  10. The purple fabric in you circles is a real dazzler. Can't believe how small those flying geese must be.

  11. I am in awe of you doing the circles. I want to, but haven't attempted circles yet.
    Great flying geese strips!

  12. You've used some really wonderful PURPLE scraps this week!!


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