Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wild Air is Done . . .

It took me no time at all to make the flying geese for that border and finish up this quilt.


The pattern is Wild Air by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.


I did make one small change to the pattern, I used the same fabric for the center and corner squares in the pieced blocks, the pattern has two fabrics for the squares, one for the corners and one for the centers.  You know how I'm always trying to match everything up, I decided it would be easier to match two fabrics, one for the geese and one for the squares,  instead of three fabrics, one for the corners, one for the center and one for the geese.  Now that's it's done I'm thinking maybe I would have liked having those corners a different fabric.


This is Lifetime Quilt Number 98.
It finished at 76" x 76".
It has approximately 2,261 pieces.
The green background fabric is Covey Toile for Andover Fabrics
The red floral print fabric is Annandale by Jo Morton for Andover Fabrics.
The majority of the remaining fabric is also Jo Morton fabric.

If the geese in this pattern are stopping you from making it, you need to think up a better reason, this quilt goes together in no time, and those geese, if you use the Fit to be Geese ruler, are fun, easy and go  quickly.

I'm so glad I dug this project out of its project box and finished it up, if I'm able to get all the blocks together for Memories of Provence here in the next couple weeks I'll be able to start 2013 with no UFOs! Imagine that!

Now that Wild Air is finished maybe I can focus on finishing up the items on my Christmas To Do List.  The decorating is done, done as in I quit, let the wrapping begin.

Monique at Open Gate quilts blogged about the Supply List for her Blogger Girls BOM that's to start in January.   Go look it over so you can be deciding on your fabric! (click here)


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25 comments:

  1. Love the quilt and your fabric choice. This is really beautiful!
    Saskia

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  2. JUST BEAUTIFUL! congrats on another great finish. I Love your fabric choices...
    Kathie

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  3. It's beautiful, Thelma. Happy Holidays!

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  4. It is beautiful! Merry Christmas!

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  5. WONDERFUL !
    Merry Christmas Thelma.XXX

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  6. This is just gorgeous... such an interesting pattern and your colors are beautiful~!

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  7. Beautiful, you do such marvelous work on your projects! Happy Holidays!

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  8. I think you made the right choice, it looks great.linda

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  9. I think it is gorgeous....Meanwhile, I am so excited because you are getting so close to lifetime quilt number 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My friend just arrvied in town yesterday for the holidays and I introduced her to your blog...she is already hooked. I love it! Merry Christmas, Kristy

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  10. That is one of the most gorgeous quilts I have ever seen. Truly.

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  11. Absolutely stunning again! I have this pattern and hope to get to it in the New Year. At first glance I thought you used a different fabric for the outer border on the right side because there is a flower in it that is not in the other 3 sides but on closer inspection I see it was just where it landed in the pattern repeat. Again...beautiful!
    What really boggles my mind though...starting 2013 with "NO" UFO's...you are my hero!

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  12. Another stunning quilt. You are so inspiring to me as a quilter and I love how you use different fabrics too showcase the brilliance of Miss Rosies Quilt patterns. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It looks like you will reach 100 quilts in 2013.

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  13. Just gorgeous Thelma ! I love the Jo Morton fabrics you used.

    Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas !

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  14. Looks great! Starting 2013 with no UFOs. It can't be possible! I need to pull all mine out and see what I'm in for in the new year. Merry Christmas!

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  15. I love the red! It's beautiful! Hope you start off with no UFOs!!!!!

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  16. Yet another great quilt! You haven't made a bad one yet! It looks great, I really love the red fabric. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  17. I love your use of the reproduction type fabrics to make quilts that "I" don't consider 'civil war' era style. This is really a beautiful quilt and I have mixed emotions about seeing it completed and feeling so underachieved. If there were just a few more hours in the day, not interrupted with work or chores or other nonsense... my personal Christmas gift wish. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful Christmas!

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  18. Good fabric choice for your quilt. And about a million flying geese!

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  19. Congrats on wrapping things up on Wild Air. You have inspired me to take a second look at this pattern. I love your fabric choices (I know you might not be thrilled but I could take this exactly as is). I didn't think the flying geese border would make much of a difference but I love how the outer fabric makes the flying geese float. I love an inner border that floats.
    I've been out of touch for a bit. I am working 12 hour days and have not had much of a break. I'm heading to NH for a weeklong visit with my daughter so I'm super happy about that. I hope you and yours have a WONDERFUL holiday!!

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  20. Thelma, I love your quilts...but this one I love so much I want to make one too and I should not be making a new quilt with all the unfinish quilt projects I have.
    JaneN

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  21. That is a beauty! I am always so inspired by all you accomplish!

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  22. Stunning quilt! I love the addition of purple and the background & setting fabrics are just to die for. Wonderful quilt, Thelma!!

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  23. Beautiful! Congrats on another lifetime quilt finish.

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