Not much quilt activity going on this week b/c I have my first visitor here in Finland! A friend is visiting from Estonia. The Swedish king and queen also visited Vaasa this week to mark the city's 400th anniversary (Finland belonged to Sweden at the time the city was founded), and not to mention that I've been busy working b/c my classes begin on Monday!
All the Canada geese landing on the bay outside my apartment inspired me to get out my flying geese tool last weekend when making a few blocks for Clare's Quilts for Leukemia project. My mom bought me the tool at Maine Quilts two summers ago as bribery for me to make her a quilt. Somewhere she saw what she described as a 'door quilt' - a wall hanging designed to hang on a door rather than a wall. She chose most of the fabrics from Chanteclaire's Fine Wines collections and I added a few from my stash. These colors are definitely my mom - as is the subtly of the blocks. All the blocks are either flying geese or log cabin variations. The layout echos the design of the big old door in my mom's dining room (where the quilt now hangs) - the log cabin variations make up the six panels in the door.
This was also my first pieced back. Learned a lot from that experiment! Also learned that I would use a lighter weight batting in future wall hangings - especially of this size! (I think it was 72"x28".)