I've finished the flying geese jungle themed baby quilt!
I really enjoyed putting this quilt together, I think my quilting skills are actually improving, even I was impressed that most of my points were pretty much right on. This makes me want to tackle another half square triangle quilt sometime in the near future.
I used an array of yellows, oranges, greens, browns and just a splash of some light light aqua, and about half of my squares were a jungle print, one with a green background and one with a cream background. I think the colors work very nice together as a gender neutral baby quilt (I was quite unsure of how this was going to turn out when I started). As I was putting together my geese, I realized that the green jungle print was a directional print, but decided I didn't mind that some of my animal heads point to the right, left or upside down...it adds charater!
The final product measures about 42 inches wide by 36 inches high. This is by far the smallest quilt I've done, but I think its still large enough as a baby/crib quilt. As for the quilting, I thought this quilt deserved some straight line zig zag quilting that followed the pattern or the colored part of the flying geese block. I just the presser foot part of my walking foot and stitched two lines 1/4 inch outside the color part of the block, and the third line is 1/2 inch outside of the second line. This picture I think shows off the quilting the best.
Here's a pic of the back of the quilt...
I like it, I dont think I'm in love with it though. I actually meant for both blocks of flying geese blocks to point in the same direction, but to be honest, by the time I realized my mistake, I just decided to go with it.
And another pic of the back, this again shows off more of the quilting.
Since I finished this so quickly, I'll be posting to Lit and Laundry's Finished for Friday and AmyLouWho's Sew and Tell.
I think I'm going to take a quilt making break for a few days...I have a few tote bags that have been requested, and I'm kind of excited to work on some one or two day projects!