Friday, 4 December 2009


Recently I have agreed to take part in a challenge with some quilters from Canada. The challenge was to make a super-duper block (suitable for the centre piece of a quilt) and then the participants were to make blocks of the same area but not the same size. So, if a block was 10" x 10" you could make four blocks 5" x 5" etc. This was a bit challenging not only from the sewing perspective, but also mathematically!

Here is one of the challenge blocks I received. It is fabulous! There is Mariner's Compass underneath, and then Celtic knotwork on top! There is no way I would ever be able to make anything as good as this. But the question was, what could I make to go with it? Lots of head-scratching later and a bit of research (that's what you call flipping through magazines, isn't it?) I decided to do curved flying geese.

And here they are! It would have been better if I'd made one set go to the left and the other to the right, but I'm sure the recipient will manage to make the best of them. They are winging their way over the Atlantic next week, so at least they're ready!


Sew Create It - Jane said...

They look fab! I'm glad you decided to go with curved flying geese...they compliment each other completely.

P.S. the word verification is winteri! LOL...couldn't be more apt!

Contented Caroline said...

How wonderful, you've done yourself proud yet again Lynda - at least I know who to come to when I give them a try.

Gina said...


Love and hugs GIna xxx