Go Teal it on the Mountain #16: flight

Today’s squishy was wonderful!

Carla of Granny Maud’s Girl has designed a really superb block for this quilt. Knowing I love Flying Geese blocks, she’s given me geese in flight over a pair of beautifully pointy mountains. Geese over Mountains… It sounds like the name of a Tai Chi or Yoga form, doesn’t it? Some of those pieces are really teeny, but the back of the block is very nearly as beautiful as the front 🙂

I’m glad this block is quite pale in colour; we have some magnificent dark blocks but a little contrast is required for balance, so thank you to all who have sent pale blocks; you’ve helped to make this quilt a thing of beauty.

Six more to go, and we’re there. There are more on the way, and I’ll bring them to you as they arrive.

32 thoughts on “Go Teal it on the Mountain #16: flight

  1. Lynda says:

    Geese! Polly, my goose, says, “It’s perfect”. I agree!
    This may be a naive question, but do you get to see the seasonal migration of geese where you are? I only saw them once in California. Now I hear them before I see them; and often!

    • katechiconi says:

      We do indeed have some seasonal migration of geese; our local variety is called the Magpie Goose on account of being black and white. They’ve been assembling in large flocks, getting ready for the start of the breeding season in the Wet, and you can often see whole fields of them grazing where the cane has been harvested. They’re not common further south; a lot of their original wetlands were drained decades ago, but we still have large populations up here in Queensland and over in the Northern Territory.

  2. Truly a magnificent block – gorgeous –

  3. tialys says:

    Beautiful in its simplicity.
    Not that I find Flying Geese blocks easy to do but, you know, I mean the overall effect.

  4. claire93 says:

    another fabulous block !

  5. Oh my Goodness!! Those tiny flying geese are spectacular! This is going to be another amazing quilt!!❤️❤️❤️

  6. Nanette says:

    Fantastic. I love the fabrics in the mountains.

  7. nanacathy2 says:

    I have learned to recognise a quilt flying goose when I see one and these are proper flying geese. Beautiful block.

  8. magpiesue says:

    Wow, another great block!

  9. kathyreeves says:

    Those must be tiny! Great block!

  10. Your photo looks whiter than mine!

    • katechiconi says:

      I took it at night under a floodlight, so it’s probably bleached by comparison, but I think it’s difficult to get each individual block exactly right. I’m hoping the finished quilt, photographed in strong daylight, will communicate all the true colours.

  11. Joanne S says:

    What a very lovely block. Probably one of my favorites!

  12. rutigt says:

    Lovely Flying Geese! It´s great someone likes to sew them, I hate it, They always turn out wonky for me 🙂

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