Finish It Up Friday ~ Gee’s Geese!

I wanted to finish this before I left for AZ and I made it! I really love how this turned out. The first pictures here are before washing.

My blocks finish at 3 by 6 inches and the quilt is approximately 54 by 69 inches.


I used Cool grey Glide thread in the top and bobbin. I used a bleached muslin for the back.

The lines of quilting are about every half inch. I clearly wasn’t worried about perfection! I also lost a few points in the binding at the top and sides. I care not!

Here are the after washing pictures:

Since these fabrics are hand dyed, I was warned in the accompanying pattern (that I did not use), that there was a good chance the colors would run when washed. I had heard from several people who had used similar kits that they had this issue. So it was a rather bold move on my part to use a white backing fabric. What can I say? I was in a hurry to get it on the frame!

I washed it on cold with the only color catcher I had left. I can tell that the fabrics bled at all. The color catcher was only slightly discolored. The white backing is still white.

I guess it was my lucky day!

Oh, how I love that texture!

As a reminder, this is the pattern that came with the fabric in the kit.

I like mine much better!


Have a great day!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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40 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Gee’s Geese!

  1. Pingback: Gee’s Geese Scraps | KatyQuilts

  2. allisonsews says:

    This is awesome! Love the quilting too.

  3. PattiP says:

    I agree yours is a great quilt for that fabric. And I’m in awe of your straight lines

  4. Nancy says:

    I love the blues and greys together in this quilt, Katy. The quilting is interesting because in the photo it gives the effect of a plaid (to me, at least). Well done!

  5. I love your version! nd the quilting is just perfect for it – what a great quilt!!

  6. Beautiful. It’s such a striking quilt. Kudos on the finish.

  7. Donna J says:

    I love this quilt, the colors are perfect for geese. Great job piecing and quilting.

  8. darlynn says:

    katie, katie, katie, katie, katie….and one more katie…you did a fine job girl!

  9. Louise says:

    Wonderful job Katie. I have two of the Gee’s Bend kits, both buried pretty deep in my stack of
    “to do” projects.

  10. Christine says:

    Your quilt and quilting is so beautiful!! Much better than the pattern!!! Love the colors!!

  11. Lois Campbell says:

    It’s WONDERFUL, Katy! I love that you’re not afraid to think outside the box. This one worked out better than the pattern the fabrics can with.

  12. It’s gorgeous, Katy! I love all those blues and the quilting texture is perfect.

  13. Marla says:

    Fabulous quilt. Geese are flying in formation, and your quilting adds to the charm.

  14. Susan Snooks says:

    WOW! What a beauty! Love the texture from the grid quilting too!

  15. Terri says:

    Yours is definitely better!!!

  16. Cathy says:

    Katy I really love this quilt. I’ve got the Accuquilt die for flying geese and want to make one. You are an inspiration. Hugs.

  17. anudge says:


  18. allisonreidnem says:

    It’s a beautiful quilt and it looks just stunning against the grey fence with the blue, blue sky in the background.

  19. Cécile says:

    You have made an incredible work Katy ! Congratulations for this gorgeous quilt !

  20. Susan says:

    Gorgeous quilt and love the cross hatching!

  21. Yours is WAY better. Gorgeous, Katy!

  22. Luann says:

    I, too, prefer your Gee’s Geese to the suggested pattern.
    Do you find that straight line quilting goes a bit faster than a panto?

  23. Kathi Riemer says:

    Oh my, what a beautiful piece of artwork. I LOVE the effect of the small square quilting. It really was the right pattern for quilt. I like the quilt you made much better than the pattern.

  24. Janet O. says:

    I also like yours better. What’s not to love?
    And so lucky on the washing!!

  25. Zenia Rene says:

    I like yours much better too. Color catchers work wonderfully! Yay to no bleeding!

  26. Sandi says:

    Air love yours much better too! It is beautiful! Hugs,

  27. Jayne says:

    I like yours much better too! It turned out gorgeous. The colors and the quilting is perfect. I’m so glad it didn’t bleed, that could have been a disaster! I love it and glad you finished it before heading to Arizona! How many projects to take are you at now?!

  28. Sandra B says:

    Katy, this quilt is amazing!! The colors are great, and I love the flying geese (it is one of my favorite quilt block patterns!) ….your arrangement of the colors pulls everything together so well and I love the grid quilting. So glad there was no bleeding of color in washing!!
    Thanks for letting us follow along in the making of this quilt!!!

  29. lynn jarzombeck says:

    Just a joy to see your projects!

  30. Sharon says:

    Incredible what you did with that kit! I would not have considered it at all by looking at that photo. Great job all around.

  31. Barb Vedder says:

    fabulous quilt~! love all that texture!

  32. piecefulwendy says:

    Beautiful. Just beautiful.

  33. Ariane says:

    I absolutely love it!!! Much better than the pattern in the kit!! It’s gorgeous!! The quilting just finishes it beautifully!!

  34. Mim says:

    I like this quilt a lot!!! You have the touch fir sure!

  35. sue says:

    My favorite quilt of yours. Everything really works on this one. The colors are calming, the geese are graphic, and the quilting is just fun and I can’t wait to try that myself. I am awed by your focus and appreciate you sharing your work. Hurray!

  36. Sarah says:

    Your quilt is stunning! Definitely much more my taste than the pattern. The palette is beautiful and your layout is well-balanced. I love your small-grid quilting, it adds great texture!

  37. Julierose says:

    Your quilt is just lovely–those geese streaking up to the cold climes–just beautiful quilting on this one, too…hugs, Julierose

  38. Bronwyn Miller says:

    Katy, your quilt is a much more stunning use of those fabrics. Also, many thanks for your tutorial on the fabulous quilting. You should be well pleased with the results. Cheers. Bronwyn.

  39. Linda says:

    I love everything about your quilt. Your pattern choice, the colors and the quilting are just right for each other. Great job!

  40. That is a large flock of geese 🙂 I like the colour combination and you are absolutely right, your pattern is way better!

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