TGIFF! - Night Flight

Oh happy, happy TGIFF! all! I'm thrilled to be sharing my finished Night Flight quilt. This quilt started with the scraps from Quilt Fix.

I used the leftover triangles from the 45 degree seams from Quilt Fix to make half-square triangles (HSTs) and then paired them into flying geese units. These flying geese then begged to be put into rainbow formation. Who am I to say no when they lined up so nicely?

We discussed how much negative space was enough and then the quilting options. The 'quick' part of this quilt ended when we got to the quilting though. I really love this walking foot technique, but it definitely doesn't fall into the 'quick' category. I think I spent more time quilting Night Flight than all the other parts of the quilt process combined.





It was so worth it. I'm so pleased with the finished look and the flow of colours in the quilting thread (different colour for each flying geese unit). The walking foot quilting in moon ray formation has all the precision I was hoping for.


Finished Size: 24" by 29"
Fabric: Kona Charcoal, Scraps from a Kona Dark Jelly Roll
Thread: Aurifil (2630 for the grey and many other numbers for the flying geese), Guterman, Coats & Clark



32 comments:

  1. It is gorgeous M-R! Well worth the time and effort of the quilting!

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  2. This quilt is amazing. Your quilting in the negative space is absolutely perfect to bring this design to life! I had a good run of finishes lately, but sadly, nothing to link up this week. Maybe next time! :)

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  3. This is so fancy!! That quilting is amazing! I loved the pattern with the rainbow stripe but then I saw this quilting and it was so beyond anything! Great work!

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  4. So, so fantastic! I know of what you speak regarding the quilting taking the most time of all steps! Isn't Charcoal a fabulous gray to match with bright solids? I did some of that myself this week. :)

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  5. The flying geese really stand out but they also highlight your super quilting. Love it!

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  6. A great finish and a stunning 'scrap' quilt. Love the snowy picture. xx

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  7. Um... WOW! What incredible quilting! Love the strip of colourful geese, but that quilting is simply amazing. Such a beautiful piece, M-R. Thanks for hosting the TGIFF!

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  8. It was well worth all the time you invested in it, it turned out great!

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  9. The quilt top design is beautiful and your quilting is just stunning! I love how you transformed all of the negative space with the quilting.

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  10. That is some serious SLQ there, looks amazing!

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  11. Oh my gosh, that quilting is incredible. Is there a pieced inset circle or is it all quilting.?

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  12. wow! The quilting is amazing. What a striking quilt! Great job.
    Good to see a little peek of snow....hehe!!

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  13. I do believe they did beg to be lined up in a rainbow! It is so beautiful!

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  14. This quilt looks amazing! Beautiful finish!

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  15. What a beautiful quilt - I love everything about it!!!!!

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  16. your quilting is the perfect choice!

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  17. the quilting is just stunning. I'm always amazed, congrats on a beautiful finish and thanks for the linky party.

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  18. Looks fab! You created great combo of pattern, colors and quilting!

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  19. Beautiful quilt and the quilting is fabulous! I want to curl up under it with a book!

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  20. I am so in-love with the work you have produced in the last couple of years, they just get better and better! Very well done of you! (PS. I was inspired to use gray for a background recently because of your influence!)

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  21. The best kind of scraps are coordinated ones from a single project! This quilt turned out quite well! The quilting is elegant and stunning. I've been there too, thinking a lot of negative space was a quick quilt only to find the quilting took double the usual time.

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  22. Hats off for such an amazing finish M-R. Truly stunning!

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  23. Wow!! Great finish, M-R. You should be proud.

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  24. Gorgeous finish! The quilting is wonderful!

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  25. I love your quilt and the quilting.

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  26. Your quilting just amazes me. Such a beautiful design.

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