Saturday, 18 August 2012

Flying Geese For Beatrice

St. Andrews-by-the-Sea,
New Brunswick
August 2012
Just a quick pop in from beautiful St. Andrew's-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick to share a quilt made by a friend of mine, Robin Tilsworth.

Those who have been following along for awhile know that I spoke at my guild in June about the online quilt world and modern quilting. I was blown away when Robin emailed me in early July with this completed top below.

I had shared my Modern Block Monday blocks and the book 99 Modern Block, in which this fabulous Double Flying Geese block by Lynne Goldsmith of Lily's Quilts is included. I have been too chicken to try this block yet, but Robin loved it so much that she went out, bought the book and put this quilt-as-you-go top together in two weeks! I love those colours. Beautiful!
Robin emailed me asking for advice on the border. She was a little stumped for a modern border that would complement, but not overwhelm the Double Flying Geese blocks. I sent her a few suggestions, including this preferred one:

Last week, Robin sent me photos of the completed quilt, which is a baby present for a friend's second child. This is Flying Geese for Beatrice (Beatrice pronounced in French rhymes with geese). Isn't it fabulous? Love! I love that Robin liked my suggestion, but took it in her own direction (ha ha)!

 The back:

A close up of the quilting:

Robin, thank you so much for letting me share this with folks. You did an amazing job with this quilt!

Happy quilting, all and I'll be back in a week or so.


  1. That is amazing!! And beautiful! What a great job....and good suggestions too!

  2. Wow - gorgeous quilt! You were obviously very inspiring, M-R!

  3. love these flying geese! the quilt is beautiful! thanx for sharing this eye candy.

  4. Beautiful quilt!! Love those colors!

  5. This is really beautiful! Congrats on playing a part in this :)

  6. Just gorgeous! What a super job- colours, design, piecing, quilting. lovely!

  7. Wow, this quilt is gorgeous. the design and the fabrics, just lovely

  8. Hi M R!
    Love your blog. Judy and Mary wish you were here to join in our ongoing experiments. Judy is making appliqué landscapes, and Mary is quilting over the cheesecloth (quite successfully, I must say!!!)
    We all enjoyed meeting you and will read your blog updates.
    Heather Lair


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