Wednesday, July 19, 2006

GOOFY GEESE


I have been working on my Buggy Barn Goose Chase Quilt. It is soooo fun! Most of you probably know the method: stack a pile of squares or rectangles, lay a freezer paper pattern on top and cut through the pattern. Methodically mix up the various pieces and sew them together. I haven't done the stars yet. But the rest is looking oh-so-cool on my design wall! I am giving you a sneak peak, because I will be tied up fopr a while. Tomorrow I have an all day class to teach, Christmas Kisses, from my Patchalot Patterns. The shop is doing Christmas in July. Should be fun! Then my daughter arrives from Atlanta for the weekend. I leave for Minneapolis shortly thereafter to stay with the family of my other daughter and take care of the 3 kids that will be home. Daughter and Granddaughter are going to Hong Kong! They are going to visit the exchange student that lived with them last year, Lisa, and her family. I don't know how much posting I will be doing between now and then, or even if I can post from their computer. We shall see. Luckily I am flying for free because last trip I got bumped and earned a free ticket! I am becoming convinced that one only needs to buy one ticket these days. The airlines overbooks so much that you could potentially get bumped from every flight and never buy a ticket again! It is like a sour dough starter: buy one and take another off of it each time. We shall see how that works. :0))) Just to let you know-I figured out the system for adding a name onto the blog title listed in bloglines. Click on "edit", then scroll down to a name, click one to identify it, then double click. Now you can edit the title. I went through and added names after the titles just to help me remember who is who. You can also alphabetize the titles, so I did that first, then added each name. When you have completed that task you can go back to the top and click on the tab that takes you back to the names list for opening. It gave those directions at the bottom of the page, I just didn't scroll down far enough. :p

10 comments:

Cathi said...

I love those goofy geese...haven't done any Buggy Barn patterns, but they do all look fun!

Gonna have to look on their site again!

quiltpixie said...

sounds like you're having fun with the geese... hope they can find home...

Susan said...

I love the geese. I will have to try those on an upcoming project. I was going to make regular ones to use as roofs on 9-patches, but I think these wonky ones would work even better! Thanks for the idea.

Shelina said...

Those are cute goofy geese. I haven't done those, but I have done twinkling stars ala Ami Simms. Thanks for the bloglines info, I hadn't figured it out.

ForestJane said...

Ohh, thanks, I'll go edit a couple of blog titles!

Bloglines has REALLY been a timesaver for me, with my slow dialup. :)

Mary said...

These geese are very cute - I like the buggy barn patterns too.

Laurie Ann said...

glad you are having fun, I love those Buggy Barn crazy patterns. I think I'll probably have to relent and try bloglines.

Fiona said...

Just love wonky geese - and the colours are great too.

Bonnie said...

Oh - Those wild geese are really wild. It sounds like a clever method. Guess that is another pattern I will just have to buy.

Hanne said...

Very cool geese :-) Makes me want to try. I have done stars and hearts the same way before.
I guess it will be easy to make up any master pattern in EQ5.
The baby quilt is cute. I am cutting 2,5" squares from the scraps that are to small to be used as strips now. Have a nice pile after the yellow and orange quilt. Have a safe trip. Am looking forward to see more of what you are up to when you come home.