Happy Geese {a finished quilt!!}

It’s finally done…my Happy Geese is quilted and bound!!Β  [Edit – you can purchase the pattern for this quilt here or here]

Happy Geese


I am thrilled with the way it turned out, even if it did seem to take forever to quilt it. Β I used my go-to Aurifil 50 wt. 2021 and quilted radiating circles a bit off center. Β The deceiving thing about quilting these circles on a rectangular quilt, was that onceΒ I reached an edge, it felt like I must have accomplished a lot…however in reality I wasΒ maybe 1/3 of the way done!

Happy Geese quilting


I agree with my mom that the circles really seem to give the quilt a lot of movement. Β I love the overall effect it created, and will most likely do this again, but probably on a much smaller quilt next time πŸ™‚

Happy Geese quilting


My circles aren’t the smoothest, especially toward the center. Β It’s not easy to keep them smooth while you are shoving your quilt through your machine, but it really did get much simpler as I went out. Β Then I had to make sure I held up the weight of the quilt top so that it wasn’t pulling down as I was trying to stitch. Β Clearly it was worth the work. Β And look at the perfect backing…this quilt truly does make me happy πŸ™‚

Happy Geese back

Now I get to share it with my class on Wednesday and not feel so bad about giving them homework!



27 thoughts on “Happy Geese {a finished quilt!!}

  1. You did a great job quilting those circles! And, I love the flying geese. I am making some also, but a different block, called Flying Dutchman using my purple and yellow stash.

  2. What an amazing accomplishment! Your quilting is terrific! I made one and quilted inside the hst’s. That was a lot of work. Your quilting is really wonderful. Congrats on that quilt!

  3. I love this quilt! The juxtaposition of the hard angles in the geese with the curves in the quilting is perfect.

    I quilted one in concentric circles like this and man…it’s a struggle, but so, so worth it!!

    Great job!

  4. Love it…both the fabric combinations front and back, but especially the circles. did you use a walking foot, or freehand?

  5. Looks great! The spirals do really make the pattern seem to swirl around, especially as I scroll down my iPad.

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