Tuesday, 20 April 2010

goosey goosey gander...




whither shall I wander?





upstairs and downstairs, in my lady's chamber?






there I met an old man who wouldn't say his prayers.

So I took him by his left leg, and threw him down the stairs.

I used to love that nursery rhyme. Anything with a goose in, to be honest (or any other bird) would keep me entertained for hours. I still find it hilariously funny now. Small things and small minds...I'm easily amused.

The quilt up there in the pics is the one I made for Fat Quarterly. It's a variation of the flying geese block and can be pieced together pretty quickly. I made the smaller scrappy version for my best friend's baby shower at the weekend - it went down a storm with a lot of oohs and ahhs from the other guests (which made me ever so slightly more than happy, obviously!!!).

You can make one for yourself on April 27th. That's next week! Yes, on April 27th (Tuesday) you will be able to purchase and download the very first issue of Fat Quarterly. I am more than a little excited. And nervous, to be honest.

So it seems there are some of you that would like a tute (otherwise known as math help) for the So St Croix quilt from last post. Super duper - I'll get some pics and new squares cut up so I can explain visually to you how to get the most out of your FQs and have it up in the next couple of days (before the weekend, for sure). Which also means I get to make another quilt. Whoo! (ANY excuse!)

EDIT - Blogger is acting up a little and for some reason the pics are not always showing up, so you can head to flickr and see them there. I'm going to hit blogger with a rusty hammer and hope that fixes it...

20 comments:

audreypawdrey said...

It is so beautiful! I am definitely going to need to get that magazine so I can figure out how to make my own. I also love the nursery rhyme; it made me laugh!

Poppyprint said...

It's a genuine beaut! All I can think is get that quilt outta the dirt!!! For some reason the 2nd and 3rd photos are not opening in my reader, so I'm headed to your flickr stream to see if they are there.

C'mon next Tuesday!!

Katy said...

Blogger is being a big poo and for some reason the pics aren't showing up properly.... will try and reload them x

alobsiger said...

GASP! LOVE AND ADORE! I will blame YOU if I have to make a fourth French General quilt. YOU, I'm pointing my finger at YOU! :-)

trash said...

You should go and smack blogger because I still can't see the pics.

I am v. excited it is an e-zine as IF I get home next week I will still be able to read it. Yay technology!

trash said...

Have you been and checked out the Tweet Tweet post at The Fabric Shopper? I may have to hock one of my kids to make space for the serious amount of fabroc I would like to buy ;-)

wishes, true and kind said...

For some reason I can't see any of your pictures, except for the first one -- which actually works for me because it is GORgeous!

two hippos said...

The quilt I can see if fabulous! Looking forward to a wonderful new magazine too!

Paula Ozier said...

Oh boy; if I wasn't already sold on subscribing to FQ anyway this alone would have sold it to me...I love flying geese and are simply beautiful, I am in AWE of your productivity!

The Calico Cat said...

Did you photograph that quilt at your house? Swoon...

Margy said...

Wow,

it looks great, I love the colors.

Anonymous said...

I am crazy in love with your quilt. I have always wanted to try flying geese. Maybe with your help, I can....Incredible design and colors. I hope to see the 2nd and 3rd pics too....thanks so much for the inspiration!

Susan

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your quilt. I just read about your new magazine. Congratulations and lots of luck! Can't wait to read it.

comfortstitching said...

Hitting blogger with a rustly old hammer must have worked.
Goosey photo's are showing in all their splendour. I'm still in awe at that top photo, so very very classy!!

ClaireP said...

gorgeous quilts!

I've had goosey goosey gander stuck in my head all day! :)

susan said...

Oh I amloving this katy. I so need to make a couple!! Can't wait til the 27th. Do you know what the cost will be on the ezine in US bux?

quiltygal said...

Ditto ditto ditto :)

sewtakeahike said...

ohhh, I love that layout for a half triangle Katy! I can totally see why everyone was loving your baby quilt, it's totally adorable!

sewplay said...

I think this quilt is absolutely gorgeous. Well done!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The quilt is wonderful for Fat Quarterly. It reminds me of something that would be on the bed of a home 100 or 70 years ago or yesterday Love that. Timeless.

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