Hello friends! I wanted to report that this group and these monthly projects are such an inspiration for me. I am inspired...
To look at fabric differently.
To try new patterns.
To try new colour combinations.
I really had fun with these geese. I didn't quite believe Meg when she said they are addictive, in all honesty. But last night, I did burn my rice pilaf while trying to sew "just one more"... I had a progression in creativity with these geese. My first attempts were made with little strips of leftover fabric I had in my cupboard. I know Meg also loves Anna Maria Horner, so I showcased some of her prints from a now discontinued release. But I didn't have a lot of that fabric left... So my second strip ended up looking more like chevrons than geese. Meg, I put the chevrons in the package and you can decide if you want to keep or modify or discard... The black and white dalmation print is from fabric I have been wanting to use from my mom's stash for decades now. She bought it in 1974 when studying at the London School of Economics in England...and also where she married my dad! I remember being caught cutting this fabric up when I was a young girl!! It is Liberty of London fabric...vintage and lovely and hopefully fits with the geese motif. Dogs chasing geese?!
So after those two tiny strips, I didn't quite have enough of a contribution for Meg, so I did go out and buy some new fabric for the larger geese yesterday afternoon. I love the black and white bird print that I found. And the fabric that looks red in the photo is actually a bright shade of pink, a Michael Miller design. There are always some really wonderful prints hidden in the mishmash of junk at our local fabric oddsnends store, lensmill. So, there are my geese. And I'm hooked. I tried to be more careful with my cutting and sewing and I think overall my geese are more precise because of my efforts. I keep learning, and that is all I could ask for. And I'm having super fun. Meg, I'll send them in the mail today! They should get to you before April. ~ Katy