Now that's better! A couple of weeks ago I shared how I was contemplating using various blue solids and maybe even some terracotta and orange reds for a flying geese variation featuring these gorgeous organic Moody Blues fabrics by Genuine for Cloud 9 Fabrics. However no combination satisfied like my original vision of classic blue and white. Cloud 9 makes a whitish yarn dyed solid with a light texture - called Limestone, part of their Cirrus collection of solids. My concern was that, like many other light solids, it wasn't opaque enough, allowing seams to show against organic batting a little more than I liked.
To work around this 'problem' I have decided to use a different pressing method when making the flying geese blocks, pressing seems inwards instead of outwards (image 4). In addition I am planning to insert strips of the Moody Blues 'Dots' print between the rows of geese, again pressing seams away from the white.
These geese blocks are relatively large to allow fussy cutting of the delightful prints. I am utilising the corners of these blocks by sewing an extra seam line before trimming the corner off. This is giving me quite a stack of small half square triangles for a yet-to-be-decided project. *
The thinking part is mostly over for now with the near future holding more sewing, pressing and lots and lots of trimming. And if I need a change of pace I just might have to make another SIMPLY MINI Organic Quilt! :)
*Size details: Geese bodies (print fabrics - with some fussy cutting) were cut 4 3/4" x 8 3/4" with white 'flaps' being 4 3/4" squares. I've used a very generous 1/4" seam (my preference on a bias seam, especially with the looser weave of the Cirrus fabrics). A second generous seam on the 'waste' side enables the HSTs to be made. Each pressed flying geese block is trimmed to 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" which will enable sew/finished blocks of approx. 4" x 8".
Each HST is pressed and trimmed to 3 1/2", to yield sewn/finished squares of approx. 3"
Sharing at WIP Wednesday.