Triple Goosed Mini Quilt
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Triple Goosed

Last weekend I finished a mini quilt for a private swap, and now that it has been received I can tell you about it! The paper pieced pattern for the central portion of the quilt is called Triple Goosed by Jelli Quilts. I pieced the quilt top while I was at the Quilt Bliss retreat, and I brought it home to quilt.

Triple Goosed Mini Quilt

Triple Goosed Mini Quilt

The center panel is made from (12) paper pieced sections, and the flying geese in the center of the circle are tiny! I am really proud of how it came together, even with my pretty beginner paper piecing skills. Overall, the Triple Goosed panel finished at 14-inches square.

Triple Goosed Mini Quilt - Paper Pieced Portion

Triple Goosed Mini Quilt – Paper Pieced Portion

I thought the mini quilt could use a bit more size, so I used the same rainbow bundle I had pulled for the flying geese to create a fun border. Each strip for the border finishes at 1-inch by 2-inches, bringing the finished size of the mini quilt to 18-inches square.

Triple Goosed Mini Quilt

Triple Goosed Mini Quilt

I quilted this mini quilt on my long arm. I loaded the backing as normal, but I placed the mini quilt “on point” or rotated 45-degrees. Then I simply ran my long arm back and forth horizontally or vertically to create the angled quilting. This is a technique that my husband has been championing me to try for a while, and it worked out really well. I did not use channel lock but rather opted to organically sew the lines, but they still came out pretty straight and true.

Triple Goosed Mini Quilt

Triple Goosed Mini Quilt

I used 50wt Aurifil 2024 for the quilting, and I am really pleased with how well the white blends in across all the different colors. I contribute it to the fact that while some of the prints are tone-on-tone, many of the prints are actually white lines, and the quilting is less bold then the white print, so the eye lets it recede into the background until viewing the quilt up close and in fine detail.

Triple Goosed Mini Quilt - Center Detail

Triple Goosed Mini Quilt – Center Detail

It is pretty amazing how well the prints read even at the very small scale in the central (tiny) flying geese circle.

Triple Goosed Mini Quilt - Stained Glass View

Triple Goosed Mini Quilt – Stained Glass View

Pulling the fabrics to create the color wheel rainbow was more of a challenge than I had anticipated, and I spent a lot of time cultivating the bundle. If you are interested, the fabrics I used are:

  • Background and Backing: Kona White
  • Pearl Bracelets, Poppy, Lizzy House
  • Mercury, Flame Orange, Alison Glass
  • Pearl Bracelets, Tulip, Lizzy House
  • Cotton + Steel, Netorious in Roadster
  • Pearl Bracelets, Metallic Gold, Lizzy House
  • Mercury, Sun Yellow, Alison Glass
  • Barcelona, City Map in Lime Green
  • Pearl Bracelets, Grass, Lizzy House
  • Cotton + Steel, Netorious in Teal
  • Bike Path in Blueberry, Alison Glass
  • Mercury, Cobalt Blue, Alison Glass
  • Making Waves in Navy, True Colors by Tula Pink
  • Pearl Bracelets, Larkspur, Lizzy House
  • Michael Miller Stitch Square Passion
  • Cotton + Steel, Mochi Floral in Purple
  • Maison Outline Houses, Michael Miller
  • Binding: Tiny Hearts, Timeless Treasures

35 thoughts on “Triple Goosed

  1. Mary says:

    I’ve seen this block before and always wanted to try it. You chose a nice selection of fabrics and add the pieced border really enhanced the quilt. Your husband’s idea about the quilting worked well, too. Thanks for sharing all the details.

  2. Michele T says:

    Thi is a-making!!!! Wow! I love al the colour!!!

  3. What a gorgeous rainbow of geese! And the pieced border was a clever addition. Your swap partner has got be just thrilled!

  4. I love that block pattern, but haven’t made it yet. This version is gorgeous, Yvonne!

  5. Cindy says:

    This is gorgeous! I love the rainbow of geese in the white background. they all show up really good.

  6. Lisa says:

    I’ve also been attracted to the circular flying geese but I think I’ve only seen one ring in the past. This rainbow version is so happy, and the quilting is spectacular.

  7. I have not made one of these…yet! I love it, the rainbow and quilting is fantastic Yvonne. Whoever received this must be thrilled to death!

  8. Audrey says:

    Oh, man! Absolutely lovely! Nice work, as always, Yvonne!

  9. catskillquilter says:

    What a masterpiece — it is wonderful and looks so precise!

  10. Chiska says:

    That’s amazing as always. I love that your husband encouraged you to do something that turned out so great.

  11. Jan O says:

    Really nice progression of colors – well balanced and evenly spaced around the color wheel. Your attention to selecting the right hues really shows!

  12. Wow, I would never have guessed you’d quilted this freehand on the longarm. Looks straighter than I can achieve that way – you are so talented! I absolutely love the fabrics you chose. The rainbow is perfectly balanced, and I especially love all the pink/blue/purples (with my daughter and I agreeing our favorite is the Mochi floral! ; ) Thank you again for such a stunning creation!

  13. Yvonne, What a brilliant paper pieced mini quilt. I am assuming from the photo that it is now a wall hanging in your home; it is a superb piece of art work that makes me (at least) feel all warm and cozy. Not only are your fabric selection spectacular, your quilting is magnificent and really draws you to take a closer inspection. This truly is an amazing and beautiful piece of art! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a wonderful creative day!

  14. Heide says:

    I LOVE this!! It turned out wonderfully, great fabric choice. I am a big goose fan. Super FAB with the quilting too.

  15. helen says:

    well done, this turned out really well and such a lot of tiny pieces of paper piecing. Could very easily have lost that definition but you succeeded.

  16. Vera says:

    Lovely colors and pretty pattern!

  17. Karen says:

    Uh, wait a sec–gotta pick my jaw up off the floor! I’ve had my eye on the single circle of Goosing Around–but Triple!? And I don’t see any sign of “beginner paper piecing skills” AT ALL. The border really takes it up another notch–and thanks for including a list of the fabrics you used. The quilting is amazing–kudos to you and Michael (who certainly can focus that talented photographer’s eye to stitch length and make great predictions)! Did you quilt a block at a time (in which case did you turn in the ditch?), or did you spiral around the whole mini? Either way–wow:)

  18. Great color choices. Your quilting came out great!

  19. MoniqueB says:

    This is beautiful! I am assuming you pressed to the side because of the paper piecing?

  20. Can’t tell you how much I love this – the fabrics, the design, the colors, the quilting – awesome job!

  21. The piecing of the white vs. the quilting give such a cool illusion. Beautiful! I want to see what you received in the swap!

  22. Amazing!! This is a great project. I’ve been tempted to try her patterns (they are great), but I am not a fan of paper piecing or flying geese. But this project makes me to want to try it.

  23. Little Black Cat Quilting says:

    I absolutely love it! Rainbows are my favorite and you did it so well!

  24. I love this! All of it: the rainbows, the geese and the extra border you added, which finishes it perfectly.
    It reminds me of the inside of Serena’s Possum Magic quilt’s first two rounds. I love that you kept going and added more geese.

  25. Kaja says:

    It’s a really pretty design and I like your version of it a lot. I like the addition of the rainbow border too.

  26. Sandra says:

    Yvonne, this is fabulous! I have a goose in a circle pattern I bought off Craftsy, but think I need to add this one now too; I love what you did with the border as well as the quilting. Funny how pictures do not usually show the size of the quilt; that first shot could be 60″ square and I’d believe you! Those inner circle geese are SO TEENSY. Great job on fabric choices.

  27. Jasmine says:

    I love seeing this one all quilted up after the peek at Quilt Bliss. The straight quilting gives it great movement.

  28. Beautiful geese – the color progression is so great and I really like how you quilted it. It really gives the quilt movement.

  29. Margo says:

    Love those beautiful and colorful geese. Great looking quilt!

  30. Christine S says:

    Oooh I love this! Rainbow quilts are so pretty!

  31. Beautiful mini! I am very impressed on how straight all of your freehand lines are.

  32. RuthB says:

    I love that you can name all the fabrics! they turned into a really fab rainbow mini!

  33. Cassandra says:

    This is such a beautiful mini! I love your rainbow fabric selection, and I love that you longarm quilted on an angle- I can’t wait to give that a try!

  34. sally says:

    Your border looks like it was meant to be with the rest of the quilt. So will paper piecing be something you dip into again now?

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