Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Wild Geese

Are you sewing along with the Quiltville mystery? While my machine is sewing all these blocks, I am singing to myself..."It's the most wonderful time of the year"! 
It's so fun making lots of little pieces for blocks that will eventually become a quilt and I have no idea how it will turn out. It's the most fun that a quilter who is somewhat risk-averse can have!
Here are some of my blocks on the design wall ... flying geese are everywhere! Instead of using coral/melon colours for this step, I am using gold/brown paper bag, and loving it!


There are usually so many little pieces to keep track of in a Quiltville mystery and here is my idea to stay organized. 
Mystery blocks for step #1 and #2
I reuse a spinach container to store all the block pieces. Everything is exactly where it should be and I can find everything needed as the steps progress. You can see my recycled container with pieces from last year's mystery here and I even found a photo of the same container being used for the 2013 Celtic Solstice mystery here.
Hop over to these link ups: Quiltville step #2 and Sew Fresh Quilts.

21 comments:

  1. I've been tempted to join this year's mystery but I'll wait to see the finished project. You're doing a good job keeping up with posting everyday and your posts are interesting too.

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  2. These containers are really handy. I have several of them full of different projects.

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  3. I love your geese! You are absolutely right -- there are a LOT of pieces in these quilts! I am even making a half size quilt and I'm still making piles and piles of units!

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  4. Kathy, much like you, I love the game and productivity of a mystery quilt. Last year I made three online MQs. BH’s En Provence, Pat Sloan’s Children’s Library (how could I not as I am a retired teacher librarian) and Confessions of a Fabricholic Santa’s trip. So thankful that I have the time to play with fabric. Happy Quilting!

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  5. Love the geese... I have yet to make one! Maybe I can sneak a few in today. I repurposed a 12 inch box to keep track of mine this year. So fun that you have that same container each year - I guess you really do need to get them done each year so you get the container back!

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  6. ooooooOOO! Pretty! I like all the variety of colors I am seeing...yes, bring on step 3!

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  7. Love the colors! I too am waiting in the wings, but determined to continue my work on MM - NOW, maybe later. My friend Jaydee is doing the quilt and keeping track of her time....... Interesting. I am such the perfectionist that I draw a diagional line on all of the squares..... Yikes 400? I try to eyeball by then it is ripper time. You are doing a great job on yours and your daily posts!

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  8. I am enjoying seeing your progress. I have to admit, I wouldn't be humming or singing while making flying geese; they are not a favorite of mine (although I love the look of them). Can't wait to see the next step!

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  9. Flying geese ate one of my favorites. Thank you for popping in to visit my blog and posting a comment. I love making new items from thrifted fabric.

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  10. Oh, you crack me up, Kathy!
    The thought of doing all those geese at this time of the year does not make me want to sing--more like scream!! LOL
    That is why I watch you do mysteries and I plod along with my snail's pace on my usual projects.
    Love your warm colors.

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  11. I really like your colour scheme. I have pretty much caved in and I think I am just about ready to join in with the mystery.

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  12. Nice Toasty Browns. Foggy weather makes me want to sing something but it isn't that song... Singing and Stitchin' - go Kathy GO!

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  13. I'm making the pieces in the clues but making them for my UFOs instead and still having fun. No spinach containers here, though. I grow my own in the spring/summer and just don't eat it in winter. And besides I'm not that organized. I always have to lose a few pieces so I can find them years later and have some surprise orphan blocks to work with.

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  14. So fun that you are also taking part in this mystery. I'm half way through the flying geese today. Hopefully I will have a complete flock by Friday.

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  15. Your fabrics are awesome. I’m liking that gold. I can’t wait to see what we’re sewing these into!

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  16. Love your color palette for this mystery. Happy stitching. Clue 3 comes out tomorrow!

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  17. Pretty pretty!
    Can't wait to see what's next in this mystery. I'm only halfway done with my geese, but I figure I can easily catch up.

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  18. there is something magical about lining all the pieces up in a container

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