Red is not my favourite colour and you won't see a lot of red on this blog. But I love red and white in a quilt. I'm also fond of the traditional flying geese pattern. Fabadashery's red and white Nearly Insane Quilt has been fun to follow, and I enjoyed reading the saga of her Red and White pinwheel quilt which, I am pleased to say, had a happy ending.
Although no one around here actually "needs" another quilt, a visit to my local quilt shop tipped me over the edge. I came back with 8 fat quarters in reds, cream and white.
Cutting and piecing has commenced. I am using the "no waste" method of making four flying geese at once. I would love to meet the genius who came up with this idea.
My geese finish at 5 inches by 2.5 inches so a useful size quilt will need 15 columns and about 25 rows. Does that really make 375 flying geese? That's a lot of geese to make and trim. I might make is smaller. But the cats don't need another quilt either.
Next, to consider layout. There seem to be about a million options. Well, there will be time to think about that while making 375 geese....