Dorothy Collard Challenge 2018

This is an annual challenge set by the Auckland Quilt Guild. This year it was ‘Flying Geese’. The size is set at 20″ x 30″ in a landscape format.
I wanted to be graphic with my composition and as I love piecing I thought I would somehow piece the entire wallhanging in the flying geese pattern. I was searching through my batiks and found this delicious orange and purple/black and played around with ideas on EQ8 and settled on sewing 182 paper pieced flying geese blocks. Quite fiddly but I was very happy with the outcome.

Title of quilt: Red sky at night, Shepherd’s delight, red sky in morning, Shepherd’s warning.
Mary Metcalf Flying Geese 2018

In fact the judges were also happy as I won first prize!

Here’s a photo of the reverse side,  I was tempted to make this the right side but then decided not to as I rather like neat and clean results.  All those raw edges just didn’t make me feel at ease.

WIP showing reverse and the seams

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