Thursday, February 5, 2009

Those Geese again

This is the last post solely dedicated to Geese in the Forest for a while, I promise.
I'm overwhelmed by all the positive response this little Block of the Month has generated.

After making a couple of blocks I decided that I didn't like the Christmas Green Bella Solids for the darkest green. The contrast is just a little too much.
I'm switching it to Dill Green, which I have on order for the store and should be in shortly.
(I changed the little diagram to try to reflect a little less contrast even though the colors aren't accurate.)

Geese in the Forest - New greens

I've had some questions about yardage. I put yardage requirements on the main GITF page, but I'll put it over here as well. Foundation piecing uses a lot of fabric, even if you do your best not to waste.

2 yards each of three different greens (I'm using Dill Green, Kelly Green, and Lime Green)
0.5 yard of red (I'm using Christmas Red)
6 yards of white

When making the blocks, try to spread the greens out so that you use the yardage evenly. I also never use more than two colors in a single block, either two different greens or a red and a green.

Oh, and for Block 1, there are 6 blocks, only 1 of which has red in it.

I've created a Flickr group for sharing our GITF progress.

If you want to order white, green, and red fabrics for the quilt using the 30% off coupon, just send me an email before you order (custserv{at}twiddletails{dot}com) and I'll send you a new coupon code for 30% off on the Bella Solids when the Dill Green comes in.

Off to make something not "Geese" related...


  1. Can't wait to see the finished product! I envy you the patience to sew that many triangles! lol
    Good luck!
    Happy Almost 2 year anniversary & Congratulations on 400+ posts!

  2. Hi! You probably don't remember me but I used to be in your small group - I found your blog on the Block Party home page and I'm so glad I did - I love it! I have one too so come and visit xoxo, Nan

  3. I am in love with the scrappy version of Geese in the Forest - it's beautiful!

  4. Thank you so much for doing this!!! I saw the lovely quilt that this is based on months ago and book marked it because I really wanted to try something like it, but I have no means to make such a sophisticated pattern. I happen to stumble on this site and well the rest is history. I do have one request though, would it be possible to get a large scale copy of the whole finished quilt with no color filled in? I actually want to make my quilt similar to the original with gradients of color (though mine won't be as flowing, I am just going to do a different color for each row), but something printable would help me figure out what color to do each square!!

    Thanks again!!
    athenagwis at hotmail . com