Today I am celebrating the halfway point in #The100DayProjectMysteryQuilt. It is also raining with moments of thunder and lightning, so SusieQ gets to rest today.
Stella gets a workout. Sounds like a children’s book title. I’ll be working on blocks, Heartland Express and cutting the pieces for the top for one of my Skill Builder Lessons. It’s a gray day so playing with fabrics adds color to my life.
Whoo Hooo!! Today is day 50. We are halfway through the 100 days and I say, “Whew!” I’m feeling accomplished and have a pile of blocks completed on this quilt I designed about 5 years ago. It’s daunting to think of making 100+ blocks for a quilt but I have to say, having a 100-day challenge makes it just a bit easier to accomplish. I’ve made it this far and believe I can make it all the way.
Block 50 is Flying Geese. It is a 3” block. The flying goose unit in this block is a foundational unit in many other blocks. It also makes frequent appearances in borders and sashings in many quilt designs. I made my sample using scraps, so each goose is a different fabric.
Flying Geese – Original source unknown, date unknown
Wild Goose Chase – The Patchwork Book, 1932*
Birds in Flight – American Patchwork Quilts, 1973*
Flying Geese – Marsha McCloskey’s Block Party, 1998.
*The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns, Jinny Beyer 2009
Even if you haven’t started yet, you can still join me in the Facebook Group – Mary’s Art Hutch – 100 Day Mystery Quilt and follow me on Instagram with my hashtag #The100DayProjectMysteryQuilt. The patterns are available in the Facebook group and you can join anytime. Your 100 days can start when you want. Please join us!
How are your projects progressing?
Until next time,