Stuck on Geese



After cutting and sewing many flying geese units, I've made good headway on this quilt.  That stack of squares above is all I have left to sew of the individual geese.

Meanwhile I'm wrestling with the layout.  The two smaller photos above show the two options I'm considering at the moment.  (Each photo only shows half the width of the quilt.  I didn't have all the geese made yet when taking this photo)

If you're wondering what the difference is between these two, the one on the left has the block colors change after each goose.  The one on the right has four of the same color in a row before changing to the next color.

I originally planned on the left hand layout.  When I put it up on my design wall though, it looked too choppy.  In the small photo here it looks good, but up close you don't see the colors flowing together.

That's why I decided to try the second layout.  It does show the colors blending much better.  Seeing it in this small photo though, I'm not sure I like it!

So I'm stuck again! 


Meanwhile, I do have a few finished quilts to show you soon!

32 comments:

  1. Maybe a combination of the two? Mostly organized with a few geese going their own way? I think both layouts could work.

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  2. I like the first layout, it's got more movement. Why don't you try something in the middle, like changing the color after two geese?

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  3. This is so beautiful. Whatever you decide you will be pleased with it. I would go for the first layout but it's all good.

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  4. fantastic as usual !!! So very gorgeous, love the one on the right.

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  5. Very beautiful! I must say, after enlarging the photos, I am more drawn to the layout on the right. Any ideas on how you will quilt it yet?

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  6. i like the scrap happy look of the first one but i'm no pro at this :) i know i'll love whatever you decide!

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  7. oh ya and I think you should name this one Escalator. That was my first thought of all the "arrows"... :)

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  8. I definitely favor the right-side with the longer strings of geese. But I'm sure you'll make it work no matter what you decide!

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  9. love them both, but slightly prefer the original layout. in the end, you'll choose what speaks to you.

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  10. I think I prefer the one on the left personally. It still flows without being so matchy.

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  11. It will be lovely no matter what you do ; )

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  12. The left side gives me so much dynamic in visual appeal and the right side has a powerful dark and light scale movement... i love both! :)

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  13. I like the one on the left better, but they are both amazing!

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  14. I like the one on the left as it does have more movement but they both look good and agree with other comments that a combination somewhere in the middle could look good. It's going to be amazing however you do it :)

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  15. I love the one on the left - more interesting!

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  16. Well I'm DEFINITELY on the right....I prefer the way the eye follows the geese up and down, rather than jumping around like they do on the left x

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  17. I like the one on the right! But, either way, it'll be gorgeous!!!

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  18. I *love* the one on the right!

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  19. The one on the right immediately jumped out at me as beautiful. It has strength and clarity. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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  20. You can't go wrong with either but I personally like the one on the right more.

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  21. They'll both be great in the end, but my eye was more drawn to the right...

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  22. You likely know this but in case you don't have you ever tried to look at your quilt on your design wall through a "peep hole", the ones that are in doors so you can see who is ringing the bell? They are very inexpensive and when you look through it you will have a much better sense of colour distribution. It helps to see if a colour is too dominant or the colour flow is "off."

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  23. I like the left layout - It has fabulous movement :)

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  24. LEFT! It's glimmering and hard to look away. Love it...

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  25. Left definitely for me...but both are lovely

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  26. The second layout is much better :-)

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  27. I prefer the one on the right but I think either way it will look really good.

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  28. The one on the right is my favorite. I think it makes the flying geese design "pop" more and they are so much work I that they are worth emphasizing! The other one is also gorgeous but a bit busy to me.

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  29. the one on the left. Absolutely more interesting and with great movemement

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  30. The left is so much more interesting!

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  31. Absolutely agree with others on the choice of the left! the left!. BTW, I read with interest your comments about being relatively blah lately. All I can say is your blah is more inspirational and creative than many people's gung ho - so ride it through, I say. You are very talented and we all have our blahs. Thanks for a great blog and so many wonderful positives!

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