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Friday, February 01, 2008

Flying Geese

Yesterday I had started to clean my studio when I found a small flying geese ruler that I had bought in Fargo and completely forgotten about. Well, what is more fun, cleaning or trying out a new ruler?? Before I knew what was happening, I had made lots of them. I don't know what I'll do with them. They will sit on my design wall until we get back and then they will either become part of something or hit the parts drawer.

I like to travel with my own pillow but I found out last year that it doesn't pay to use a white pillow case. Most hotel pillowcases are white and it's easy to forget your pillow. Ask me, I know. I bookmarked this tutorial by Vicky awhile ago and it seemed like a good time to give it a try. The first one turned out great, exactly what I wanted so what could I do but make a second one.




16 comments:

katelnorth said...

nice pillowcase - and good idea if you travel with your own to make it very distinctive!

Quilt Pixie said...

may your pillow call you each morning BEFORE you leave the hotel :-0

Cascade Lily said...

Oooh nice work on the pillowslips!

And the MAM quilt looks just fabulous!

Enjoy your travels Joyce :)

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Great flying geese, i would put that before cleaning!
Pillow looks gorgeous, do you take it on the plane or pack it in the case? Tracey

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

The Flying Geese are looking great!!! I am determined to use some of my special rulers this coming year! The quilting looks great - I think the pattern is a good choice for such a busy top. Also - I have fabric to make one of my great-nieces a pillowcase - I need to get that done! When traveling - I also bring in Little Boy's fleece blankets... so much to pack. I hope you have a wonderful and WARM trip with no bad weather delays.

Cheers!

Evelyn

ROZ said...

Flying geese patches are handy for lots of things, they make borders on baby quilts, and tote bags, and so forth. How about the pattern "tree everlasting?" I love the pillowcase. I guess it would be easy to bring your own pillow if traveling by car.

Katie said...

Great pillowcase. I always carry a smaller one for riding in any plane, bus or someone else's car. I usually use it behind my backbut sometimes behind my head or under an arm. Glad to see you are getting ready for the big trip. Have fun.

Jacquie said...

I've never made flying geese before. Would like to give it a try. Any hints? Have GREAT fun in Australia. Looking forward to hearing about the trip. My aunt and uncle live in Altona (near you I think). SOOO cold this year.

meggie said...

Love your flying geese. Have made them, but never using a special ruler.
Love love the pillowcases.

Dawn said...

I love flying geese! I'm sure you'll find a good use for them! And aren't making pillow cases fun!

FabricMom said...

I know the feeling. I have left my pillow behind a few times too. Love the pillow cases.

Libby said...

Ohhh - I wonder what those geese are going to fly into *s*

Shady Gardener said...

I love your spontaneity! Great flying geese. :-)

My sister made pillowcases for her grandchildren for a long time. I've started it, too. But ours are just a plain (whatever fabric has caught our eye) fabric. I am thrilled to have these special instructions. Yours turned out very, very nicely! Thanks!

Duyvken said...

LOL Joyce. The flying geese look great, I am eager to try making some of those with the fabric I have for my dauaghter's quilt. I am just trying to resist the temptation to cut into it until I have finished the more pressing projects I am working on. It's hard though, the allure of the new is very strong!

Suze said...

Nice flock. They will look good with any thing. You use the most luscious colors.

Toni said...

Thanks for sharing those pillow cases....Your quilting looks great...Stay warm...Toni