Modern Flying Geese: Completed Quilts using 3 of 5 variations

by Judy Tucker

So far I have made 3 of the 5 variations shown in my Modern Flying Geese pattern.  Here they are:

Left to Right:  Lion in a square--open diamonds, Study in Melon--closed diamonds, Fox and Geese

At the moment, I'm partial to the Fox and Geese version. But that may be because it is the quilt I just completed. Or it maybe because this is the color scheme my mother, a professional interior designer who was a participant-in and devotee-to Mid-Century Modern, used in a house my father built in the early 1950s.  The use of turquoise and yellow-green with accents of grey and navy seemed very avant guard to me at the time! 

I quilted Fox and Geese with the walking foot on my domestic sewing machine.  Here are two details of the quilting.

I used painter's tape to mark the first the row in the upside down V, top left in the photos.  Then I used my line of stitching as my guide for the subsequent rows.  When I reached the top of the triangle in the center of the bright green block, I had drifted to the left approximately 1/4 inch.   If I were doing it again, I would draw a line with dressmaker's chalk, or other removable marking, from the center of the top block to the point of the inner triangle in the green block.  That would have given me a clear pivot point and my stitching could have stayed in alignment. That's how I marked my Modern Hexagon Quilt.  

Here's one last photo. This is my English Springer Spaniel, Tipper, showing off the text fabric on the back of the quilt. He likes to pose in my quilt photos!


Quilt Modern Flying Geese F&G with Tipper.jpg